Brazil vs Switzerland, World Cup 2022 live: score and latest updates




Brazil vs Switzerland, World Cup 2022 live: score and latest updates - Reuters
Brazil vs Switzerland, World Cup 2022 live: score and latest updates - Reuters  

04:11 PM

10 mins: Brazil 0 Switzerland 0

Vargas tries to dance his way through the lines but runs into trouble. A Brazil break is ended with a hard tackle on Richarlison.

04:10 PM

9 mins: Brazil 0 Switzerland 0

Lee Dixon: "Brazil slow, probing. But there front three are prowling. They are on the shoulder of the last defenders."

04:08 PM

6 mins: Brazil 0 Switzerland 0

The splendid Alisson is out of his box early to snuff out a direct ball forward.

Number 8 Remo Freuler fights for the ball with Brazil
Number 8 Remo Freuler fights for the ball with Brazil's forward #20 Vinicius Junior as Switzerland's midfielder #25 Fabian Rieder watches on - AFP  

04:06 PM

5 mins: Brazil 0 Switzerland 0

Switzerland have a corner but, sorry to say, totally waste it. The game has yet to get going.

04:03 PM

3 mins: Brazil 0 Switzerland 0

Dangerous ball in, low and hard and lucky for the Swiss, no Brazilian can get a touch.

04:03 PM

2 mins: Brazil 0 Switzerland 0

An early freekick for Brazil out on the left flank.

04:01 PM

1 mins: Brazil 0 Switzerland 0

The Swiss are in all red, the Brazil side of course in yellow shirts and blue shorts with white socks. And it is they who have the ball early on, playing the ball around at the back.

03:57 PM

Anthem time

Brazil to play first. Stirring.

The Swiss team look well up for it I have to say.

03:52 PM

I'm a big fan of this man

Richarlison - Nigel Keene/ProSports/Shutterstock
Richarlison - Nigel Keene/ProSports/Shutterstock  

03:50 PM

Two cracking games so far

Here's hoping we can go for the hat-trick. I'm also blogging the Portugal vs Uruguay darks arts masterpiece later.

03:38 PM

Everybody's favourite

03:36 PM

My review of the TV coverage so far

Here's my own take on the first week (and a bit) of the tournament coverage.

With Souness and Keane, ITV exerts an early authority over BBC 

03:34 PM

Talking of the TV coverage

A good row has blown up between the hosts and one of English football's favourite sons.

Qatar attacks Gary Lineker and calls BBC's World Cup coverage 'very racist'

03:19 PM

Your views

Who do you think will win the World Cup? How are you enjoying the tournament? Do you think they should have had the World Cup in Qatar? What do you think of the TV coverage so far? Let us know in the comments section below.

03:17 PM

Who will win this match?

Let us know with our match predictor.

03:16 PM

Kick off

will be in 45 minutes at the Stadium 974 - Ras Abu Aboud.

03:14 PM

Player ratings

We would like to hear from you about how you think the players do in this match.

03:02 PM

Brazil in the house

So then. The boys from Brazil. Are they the real deal? Several of the pre-tournament favourites have not convinced us so far. France have won both of their games but when you look at England (one good performance, one meh) or Germany (lost one, came from behind for a point) Spain (two solid results but look a bit short of a forward) or Argentina (lost in arguably the greatest World Cup shock of all time) you have to say that it is hard to pick an absolute favourite.

Brazil won their opening match fairly comfortably, putting Serbia away 2-0. But that result was not achieved without cost: Neymar was subbed on 80 minutes after a heavy tackle by Nikola Milenkovic and he is not to feature today against Switzerland.

The Swiss also won their opener: they beat Cameroon 1-0. The only goal of the game was scored by Breel Embolo, who was himself born in Cameroon. So both of the sides off to a decent start in Group G. With Cameroon and Serbia having subsequently played out a thrilling 3-3 draw this morning, a point would probably suit Brazil and Switzlerand fine. But Brazil, of course, will be looking to win and get their vibe rolling.

So let's see who is going to do battle for this prize this afternoon.

Fred and Eder Militao replace injured Neymar and Danilo. Both of those two got ankle injuries in the team's opening 2-0 win over Serbia.

Fred and his Manchester United team mate Casemiro make for a solid if not very Brazilian  midfield. That might push Paqueta forward into a playmaking role, instead of bringing Rodrygo in up-front alongside Vinicius, Richarlison and Raphinha.

Real Madrid's versatile central defender Militao replaces Danilo at right back.

Swiss coach Murat Yasin makes one change to the team that started the 1-0 win over Cameroon with Fabian Rieder replacing Xherdan Shaqiri.

Teams

Brazil: Alisson, Eder Militao, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Alex Sandro, Lucas Paqueta, Casemiro, Fred, Raphinha, Richarlison, Vinicius Junior. Subs: Weverton, Dani Alves, Fabinho, Alex Telles, Bruno Guimaraes, Gabriel Jesus, Antony, Rodrygo, Everton Ribeiro, Ederson, Bremer, Pedro, Martinelli.

Switzerland: Sommer, Widmer, Akanji, Elvedi, Rodriguez, Freuler, Xhaka, Vargas, Sow, Rieder, Embolo. Subs: Fernandes, Zakaria, Seferovic, Steffen, Omlin, Aebischer, Fassnacht, Comert, Frei, Kobel, Schar, Shaqiri, Kohn, Jashari.

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