Firmino features as Brazil held by Switzerland

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"He looked to create space and create opportunity, and I think the opposing defence's players were not well-positioned", he said. "It's not up to us players.", he said.

Apart from his flamboyant blond "spaghetti" or "ramen" haircut that caught the eye of fans, him being fouled several times during the match also led to serious discussions online. "To his credit Miranda did not fall, but that does not mean it's not a foul".

Paulinho passed up a glorious chance when his scuffed effort from close range was turned behind by Yann Sommer.

The 26-year-old was fouled 10 times on Sunday, a record since the turn of the century, and the most at a World Cup finals since England striker Alan Shearer was fouled 11 times against Tunisia at France '98.

A magnificent, curling drive, it looked like going well wide before shifting inwards to kiss the inside of the far post before settling into the net.

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"I have nothing to say about it", he said.

Miranda seemed to have been nudged in the back as the ball was crossed into the box with the decision to allow the goal raising eyebrows.

Neymar competes with Granit Xhaka and Stephan Lichtsteiner during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group E match at Rostov Arena in Rostov-on-Don, Russia.

If the opening goal was expected to prompt a Brazilian deluge, it did not.

Stay tuned for more Brazilian magic. Mexican referee CÈsar Ramos dismissed complaints that Zuber had shoved defender Miranda before getting to the corner from Xherdan Shaqiri. As well as interpreting that the Switzerland goal [by Steven Zuber] wasn't a foul.

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The Swiss, however, proved they are not a team to sit back and sulk.

"As you speed up, your last move becomes imprecise". "We had 20 shots, but majority were off-target". We had 20 finishes but we should have make the goalkeeper work harder. I hope he'll be ready, but the medical staff knows better.

Meanwhile, Tite's opposite number Vladimir Petkovic said he hoped his team would get some deserved recognition for the hard-earned point after few had given Switzerland a chance against one of the favourites in Russian Federation.

"We showed and demonstrated that this team always believes in itself and can achieve results".

Doctor Rodrigo Lasmar said Neymar left as a precaution after feeling soreness while jogging.

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After missing a number of late chances to win the game, Brazil were forced to settle for a draw from their opening match of the tournament and Tite was disappointed with their finishing.

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