Germany: Joachim Low insists Sweden match is must-win after loss

Germany: Joachim Low insists Sweden match is must-win after loss

"I hoped that we would do what we didn't against Portugal, that we would play our game and try to impose our way of playing", he said. But it was the football displayed by the American side that had the world at their feet. Manchester City's 21-year-old striker was a surprise choice given the more experienced players on the pitch, but it is Tite's policy to spread the responsibility.

Brazil takes on Switzerland later this evening. It is very special to defend the World Cup.

Brazil upped the tempo after that but failed to find the right final pass to create a decent scoring opportunity.

Switzerland is healthy and ready to go in this one, but the team's lack of ability in the final third means it's going to have to be near ideal to pull this one off.

Gilberto Silva knows exactly what it takes to win a World Cup, and the former Arsenal midfielder believes that the Seleção are well placed to win a sixth World Cup in Russian Federation.

You could see that Neymar was acutely aware of his injury, fearing the worst after one of his many knocks, limping away from many robust challenges, a man terrified of another World Cup ending prematurely.

Brazil 1 - 1 Switzerland | 17 Jun 2018
Brazil made a stuttering start to their World Cup campaign as Switzerland dug in for a 1-1 draw in their Group E opener. This was the first mistake by the technology at the World Cup and it was a bad one.

Fred has since sustained an ankle injury though, with Real Madrid ace Casemiro taking him out in Brazil training.

"But the next game is now more important", he added of their next match with Sweden.

Despite Brazil's optimism, the team is wary of Sunday's opponents.

"These are things that happen in football", he said.

They have only themselves to blame, however, because the warning signs were there in their final warmup games going into the tournament. It took them fully two years to recover from the experience, with the arrival of the Wily Tite in the dugout in the middle of 2016 restoring a sense of calm to the team.

El Tri's form wasn't impressive heading into the World Cup, but they erased a lot of doubt on Sunday.

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