A game without any trace of any genuine quality was rejuvenated a short ways from time thanks to a brilliant strike from Casemiro, whose bubbling half-volley at last beat Yann Sommer and booked the Selecao’s position in the following round.
It was a monstrous first half for Brazil, who looked without quality without any Neymar, and Switzerland made a heavenly showing of keeping them under control.
An extreme begin to live without Neymar
Vinicius Junior idea he’d opened the scoring around the hour mark yet the mechanized offside framework timed Richarlison had meandered before in the move and precluded it.
It appeared to be like a drag draw was on the cards before Casemiro tracked down his direction into the container and bored home the champ.