Casemiro stunner secures knockout spot for Brazil
By Kenneth Melheim
Manchester United midfielder Casemiro scored a beautiful goal in the 83 minute to book Brazil a ticket for the last-16 of the World Cup in Qatar. Brazil won despite missing their talisman Neymar due to an injury he picked up in their 2-0 win against Serbia in the first group game. Switzerland remains on 3 points and need a result in their last game against Serbia.
The first half was tight with few chances and Brazil having most of the ball and going into the break it was still 0-0.
Vinicius Jnr seemed to have put the five-time winners of the world cup in front after finishing a chance alone with the Swiss goalkeeper Yann Sommer in the 64th minute. But the goal was ruled out by VAR after it was deemed that Richarlison had been offside in the build-up to the goal, silencing the Brazilian celebrations.
The Brazilian fans didn’t have to be silent for long though as 20 minutes later Casemiro showed up inside the Swiss box and crowned an incredible attack with an even better finish.
Switzerland tried to get back into the game but with no luck as the Brazilians managed to keep their cool and secure the 1-0 win.
The Swiss who are on 3 points, now need at least a draw in their final group game against Serbia who are on 1 point.
Brazil will look to secure the group win against Cameroon in their last game. Cameroon needs to win in order to have a chance of qualifying for the next round as they also only have 1 point.