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Fifa World Cup: Results and reaction from day eigh

Brazil face Switzerland in Group G of the World Cup. The Selecao are without key forward Neymar due to an ankle injury but can book their place in the knockout stages if they beat the Swiss, following Brazil’s 2-0 win over Serbia on Thursday.

Richarlison was the star of Brazil’s opening win after scoring a stunning overhead kick, while Brazil also have an abundance of attacking talent to come in and replace Neymar – who is expected to be out for the remainder of the group stages.

Switzerland defeated Cameroon 1-0 in their opening match thanks to Breel Embolo’s winner and would also qualify for the last 16 if they managed to shock the five-time winners Brazil.

Earlier, Serbia and Cameroon played out a thrilling 3-3 earlier in the other match of Group G, a result that was a boost to Switzerland’s chances of making it through to the knockout stages. Brazil, meanwhile, are looking to join defending champions France as the only teams to win both of their matches so far. Follow all the action with our live blog below

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HALF TIME: Brazil 0-0 Switzerland

Another goalless first half at the World Cup. Perhaps we were a bit spoiled with 11 goals between Serbia vs Cameroon and Ghana vs South Korea earlier today.

Brazil had one big chance with Vinicius at the back post, from Raphinha’s excellent cross.

And that was it.

Jamie Braidwood28 November 2022 16:51

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HALF TIME: Brazil 0-0 Switzerland

Eh, yeah. Not great.

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Jamie Braidwood28 November 2022 16:46

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45 mins: Fear not, though. The lights come back on immediately, as Sommer is forced to punch clear in the latest Brazil corner.

There will be one minute added on as Vargas forces a corner at the other end off Militao.

Jamie Braidwood28 November 2022 16:46

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43 mins: Good again from Raphinha. He stands up Rodriguez and then quickly digs out a cross. Elvedi, who hasn’t missed a thing so far, heads away. Brazil can’t threaten from the corner, and then the lights go out at Stadium 974.

Jamie Braidwood28 November 2022 16:45

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42 mins: Brazil look to turn defence into attack as Richarlison is released down the left. The pass pushes him wide and Akanji is too quick anyway. The Manchester City defender slides in to win the ball.

Jamie Braidwood28 November 2022 16:42

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39 mins: Ooooh. Almost a lovely turn from Vargas. Rodriguez’s cross from the left is deflected and breaks to Vargas in the box. He has Thiago Silva behind and almost beats him with the turn, but then runs out of room as Alisson collects.

Quite exciting. But we’re heading for a goalless half.

Jamie Braidwood28 November 2022 16:40

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37 mins: Militao shouldn’t be shooting, though. The ball sits up 25 yards out but it’s deflected out for a corner. Brazil take it short and Raphinha’s clipped ball from the byline is collected by Sommer.

Jamie Braidwood28 November 2022 16:38

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36 mins: Brazil’s recovery in transitions has probably been the most impressive part of their performance so far, though. Casemiro, Thiago Silva, Marquinhos and Miltao all sharp to the Swiss counter.

Jamie Braidwood28 November 2022 16:36

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33 mins: It’s been a better 10 minutes or so from Brazil, who are starting to find their wide men. Switzerland look to come forward on the break but Militao steps across Vargas brilliantly.

Jamie Braidwood28 November 2022 16:33

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30 mins: SHOT! Raphinha again from the left. The ball sits up nicely 30 yards from goal and he takes aim. He catches it sweetly but it’s straight at Sommer.

Jamie Braidwood28 November 2022 16:31