Brazil held by Switzerland despite Coutinho wonder strike

    Philippe Coutinho celebrates his opening goal against Switzerland.

    Story highlights

    • Brazil 1-1 Switzerland
    • Coutinho opens the scoring before Zuber equalizes

    (CNN)Brazil will have to wait a while longer to exorcize the demons of 2014 after they were held to a 1-1 draw by a dogged Switzerland side.

    Philippe Coutinho opened the scoring in the first half with a stunning, curling strike before Steven Zuber headed home a corner in the second half to earn the Swiss a point.
    Playing a World Cup match for the first time since that humiliating 7-1 defeat to Germany on home soil, and subsequent third place play-off defeat to Holland, a below-par Brazil toiled in Rostov-on-Don.
    That traumatic semifinal defeat four years ago led to a period of soul searching in Brazilian football and the return of former coach Dunga.
    Philippe Coutinho wheels away after curling home Brazil's opener.