Late Casemiro strike sends Brazil into last 16

Midfielder Casemiro confirmed his misfiring strikers how you can end on Monday when he lashed in an unstoppable late shot to present Brazil a 1-0 win over Switzerland that despatched them into the World Cup knockout stage with a sport to spare.

A largely featureless sport had been meandering in direction of a goalless draw when Casemiro struck seven minutes from time to take Brazil to 6 factors on the prime of Group G.

The absence of injured striker Neymar had hung like a shadow over a shoddy Brazil, with solely a disallowed purpose by Vinicius Jr bringing their enormous help to life earlier than the purpose.

Brazil have six factors, Switzerland three and Cameroon and Serbia, who drew 3-3 earlier on Monday, have one every – with all three groups nonetheless within the hunt to progress.

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