Like France, Brazil now have six points which assured them a last 16 spot with a game in hand. Switzerland are second in the group with three points ahead of Cameroon and Serbia, both of whom are on 1 point each.
In a tight contest at Stadium 974, it took Brazil a late goal from Casemiro for the win against a dogged Swiss side. Midfielder Casemiro scored the solitary goal for the five-time champions in the 83rd minute with a stunning finish.
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A largely featureless game had been meandering towards a goalless draw before Casemiro’s strike.
The absence of injured striker Neymar had hung like a shadow over a shoddy Brazil, with only a disallowed goal by Vinicius Jr bringing their huge support to life before the goal.
(With inputs from agencies)