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Coutinho’s superb goal cancelled out by Switzerland’s Zuber


Added 17 June 2018


Switzerland’s Steven Zuber celebrates after scoring their first goal against Brazil in their Group E World Cup match at Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don, Russia on June 17, 2018. (Reuters)

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia − Philippe Coutinho scored a spectacular first-half goal for Brazil in their World Cup Group E opener on Sunday, only for Steven Zuber to cancel it out after the break.

Coutinho collected a bad clearance from the Swiss defence and curled an unstoppable shot in off the far post in the 20th minute for his 11th goal in 37 games with Brazil.

However, midfielder Zuber levelled five minutes into the second half as he headed the ball just under the bar from a corner. (Reuters)


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