Brazil vs Switzerland LIVE: World Cup 2022 latest score and goal updates with Neymar out of Group G clash

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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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Brazil 0-0 Switzerland

8 mins: There are lots of Brazil fans in Stadim 974 but the atmosphere feels a bit flat in these opening stages. Switzerland seem to have settled well and are beginning to knock the ball around.

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Jamie Braidwood28 November 2022 16:09


Brazil 0-0 Switzerland

5 mins: Xhaka, who was very good in Switzerland’s opener, flips a ball around the corner towards Embolo. The Swiss striker gets on his bike but Alisson races out of his box to clear. Alisson then almost gets into trouble as he passes out from the back, but Brazil are able to clear up.

Jamie Braidwood28 November 2022 16:05


Brazil 0-0 Switzerland

3 mins: Vinicius goes on his first run down the Brazil left. Widmer, who will be seeing a lot of Vinicius today, gives away a foul with a shove on the wing. Brazil swing it into the box but it goes all the way though. Richarlison looked closest.

Jamie Braidwood28 November 2022 16:03


KICK OFF! Brazil 0-0 Switzerland

Brazil in their traditional yellow shirts and blue shorts, Switzerland in all red. These teams also met in the group stages of the 2018 World Cup, which finished as a 1-1 draw.

Jamie Braidwood28 November 2022 16:01


Brazil vs Switzerland

Here we go! Can Brazil impress again, or will Switzerland spring a surprise and blow Group G wide open?

There’s a small huddle between Brazil’s front four just before kick-off. Expect Pacqueta to push forward in the absence of Neymar.

Jamie Braidwood28 November 2022 15:59


Brazil vs Switzerland

The players are in the tunnel and kick-off is moments away! Brazil are looking focussed. Neymar’s injury will place more responsibility on the shoulders of Richarlison, Vinicius Jr and Raphinha. But maybe it’s also an opportunity to shine, as Richarlison showed in the opening victory over Serbia.

Jamie Braidwood28 November 2022 15:53


Brazil vs Switzerland

It is one of the regular moments of harsh reality that takes you out of the illusion that is this World Cup. As the taxi driver drops the group off, there is a sudden plea. It is not for a five-star rating.

“Can you give me a tip please?”, he asks. “I have no money to eat.”

The driver, of south Asian descent, sends almost everything he earns back to his family. This is supposed to be the long-awaited period when such workers can generate income due to the number of visitors to Qatar but here is another who is just starving.

Anyone who has been in Doha for the first week of this World Cup would have had many similar stories pass in front of their eyes. The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre said on Sunday that there had been six cases of migrant worker abuse reported in that time alone.

This is the side of the World Cup that Qatar would prefer you ignore, writes Miguel Delaney.

Jamie Braidwood28 November 2022 15:48


Brazil vs Switzerland

It has become the most famous Brazilian ankle of all. Neymar posted a picture of it on Instagram, ballooned to far more than its normal size, enough to send a nation of over 200 million people into panic mode. Battered by Serbia, as he was fouled nine times, Neymar’s ankle took the added strain of a further 11 minutes on the pitch before he informed manager Tite he was hurt.

If it was designed to be soothing, given the prospect of histrionics in his homeland, Brazilians could be forgiven for feeling anxious. They have seemed to have an acute form of Neymar dependencia. He will not face Switzerland on Monday and the last time he was ruled out of a World Cup game, Brazil promptly suffered the most infamous, most ignominious result in their history, the 7-1 thrashing by Germany.

Big match preview by Richard Jolly in Qatar

Jamie Braidwood28 November 2022 15:35


Brazil vs Switzerland

Earlier in Group G, Cameroon scored two late goals to claim a thrilling 3-3 draw with Serbia.

Serbia struck twice in added time before the interval through Strahinja Pavlovic and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic to turn the game on its head after Jean-Charles Castelletto had given Cameroon the lead. Serbia went 3-1 up when Aleksandar Mitrovic scored his first goal of the tournament early in the second period.

But the Africans responded in spectacular fashion as substitute Vincent Aboubakar and Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting both scored in the space of three minutes to haul their side level.

Cameroon avoided a record-equalling ninth successive World Cup finals defeat, but while both nations retained hopes of reaching the last 16, Brazil and Switzerland remain favourites to progress from the group.

Indeed, both Brazil and Switzerland know that victory will book their place in the last 16. For Switzerland, they know that even if they lose tonight, a draw against Serbia should be enough.

Report by Ben Burrows at the Al Janoub Stadium

Jamie Braidwood28 November 2022 15:21


Brazil vs Switzerland

Brazil boss Tite believes the injured Neymar will play again at the Qatar World Cup as he spoke about the fouling of players that “has to be stopped”.

Neymar was said to have a “lateral ligament injury to (his) right ankle along with a small bone swelling”.

Jamie Braidwood28 November 2022 15:07

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