Brazil have advanced to the round of 16 of the 2022 World Cup after beating a disciplined Switzerland side on Monday evening.
Vinicius Jr strike that didn’t hit his leg well was the only big chance in the cagey first half as both teams played conservative football.
In the second half, Richarlison was inches away from getting to Vinicius’ cross to get Brazil ahead and Allison was just a little fortunate to net get caught on the ball by the energetic Breel Embolo.
Casemiro’s pass to Vinicius Jr breached the Swiss defense as the Real Madrid forward slotted the ball into the net.
Unfortunately, the goal was ruled out for offside after VAR consultation as Richarlison was deemed to have been in an offside position before being involved in the passage of play leading to the goal.
In the 83rd minute, Casemiro smashed the ball into the net to ignite the fans and bring the stadium alive with his first goal for Brazil since January.
Manuel Akanji had to be alive and active to keep Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo from doubling the lead on two occasions.