Brazil v Switzerland, 17 June 2018

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By comparison, the 1985 natural disaster that killed thousands in and around Mexico City was an 8.0 - at least a million times the magnitude of what the celebrating fans may have caused. "We have to get six points from the next games".

"Neymar is going to be marvellous in Russian Federation and win the trophy for us", Carlos said. "We knew this game wasn't going to be easy".

"I am proud of their determination", Petkovic said of his team. "We're looking forward to it".

To help them reach their goal, Brazil will be relying heavily on forward Neymar, who is closing in on his best level after recovering from ankle surgery. "Now we need to think about the next match".

Brazil coach Tite refused to be drawn on whether Switzerland had set out to rough Neymar up but their physical superiority was evident - another standout statistic was that the Swiss covered eight kilometers more ground than the Brazilians.

It was very non-German like game for them, as they were slightly predictable in attack and naive in defense, as Mexico was constantly threatening the Germans with their counterattacks. "Of course, that's with the exception of Germany, which plays in a different league". "There was a lot of pressure and anxiety on the players and that translated into the finishes that were not precise". We should have made their keeper work harder than that.

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Goalie Alisson, midfielders Casemiro and Philippe Countinho and forward Neymar were all on the pitch at the 2009 Federation Internationale de Football Association U-17 World Cup group match when Brazil took on Switzerland. "This kind of anxiety comes from the concern of playing a first game in a World Cup; even the coach is anxious".

"I'm not surprised with the result", the Bosnian said.

"Our motto was play with the love of winning and not the fear of losing", said a delighted Osorio. After Switzerland, the Brazilians will take on Serbia and Costa Rica in Group E. Brazil can breathe a country-wide sigh of relief tonight though after the player came through Switzerland's muscular approach relatively unscathed.

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