Pressure got to us against Switzerland: Brazil coach

Switzerland won the U-17 World Cup in 2009 beating a Brazil team featuring Neymar and Philippe Coutinho in the group stages

Ramos also ignored a penalty claim late in the second half when Gabriel Jesus was wrestled to the ground by Switzerland defender Manuel Akanji.

Neymar, who missed the 2014 moment-to-be forgotten with a broken bone in his back, was able to play even though coach Tite said Saturday he was not "100 percent" fit.

Switzerland made a strong comeback after the break with Steven Zuber exploiting some loose marking to head in the equalizer off a corner in the 50th minute.

Brazil need to improve on dead balls, said Tite. "It was a foul".

"But the most important is that we have peace of mind so that we can recover well and go back to Sochi with our families to gear up for the next match".

Speaking after the full-time whistle, Petkovic said via BBC Sport: "I'm very proud and pleased with the discipline with the way we played. There is some more work to be done and then be more effective with the finishes".

The result that ended Brazil's nine-match winning streak in openers left the national team two points behind group leader Serbia, which defeated Costa Rica 1-0 earlier Sunday.

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And when Rafael Marquez came on in the 74th minute he made history too, tying a record by playing in his fifth World Cup . With both German full-backs pushing forward, Mexico were able to play long balls out from the back to spring an attack.

Switzerland played physical, fouled plenty to try and slow down Brazilian rhythm, and it earned a surprising result that puts them in a great spot moving forward.

The world knows Switzerland for its natural beauty, for its rich culture, and delicious food, but not so much for its football talent.

In the first game, he only shot four times and two were on target, which is a significantly poor performance by the Paris Saint-Germain striker. "You can interpret the penalty in any way but there's no way you can complain", he said.

As discontent grew among the Brazilian fans with Switzerland's rigid defending kept the five-time world champions at bay, Portuguese expletives were hurled whenever the camera focused on the Swiss defenders.

They remain haunted by a 7-1 loss to the eventual-champion Germany in the 2014 World Cup semifinals, followed by a 3-0 defeat against the Netherlands in the third-place playoff, both devastating losses in front of their home crowd. "But it was a match to show us that it won't be easy".

"I hope that people will take notice of us and take us seriously, sometimes there's a lack of recognition and that's a pity because we played very well", Switzerland coach Vladimir Petkovic told reporters.

Credit must be given to Ambassador Michaelsen Den Hartog, who had said before the match that Switzerland would have made it hard for his team to win.

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