Germany: Joachim Low insists Sweden match is must-win after loss


Their next game is against South Korea on Saturday 23 June, and then against Sweden on Wednesday 27 June.

Neymar played 84 minutes in Brazil's final friendly against Austria, and there's little doubt he'll start against Switzerland on Sunday.

Perhaps this is why Neymar was quiet in the opening stages, but the strength of this Brazil team as opposed to the one in 2014 is that they don't simply wait for him to do something.

Ahead of their opening encounter in the tournament against Switzerland on Sunday, the 26-year-old Brazilian striker also said that his focus was not on individual glory but to lead Brazil to World Cup victory in Russian Federation.

Brazil coach Tite refused to be drawn on whether Switzerland had set out to rough Neymar up but their physical superiority was evident - another standout statistic was that the Swiss covered eight kilometers more ground than the Brazilians.

Coach Tite blamed first night nerves. "But it was a match to show us that it won't be easy". They have not beaten Germany though in three attempts at various World cups.

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He puts 29-year-old winger in the same bracket as Brazil team-mate Neymar, the world's most expensive player after his £200m move to Paris St-Germain last year.

Die Mannshcaft were below par throughout the match and Low used the post-match press conference to provide his thoughts on the game, as reported by Goal.

Let's get a wrap up of the latest action at the 2018 World Cup.

Germany are attempting to become only the third side in the World Cup's 88-year history to successfully defend their title, after Italy (1934-1938) and Brazil (1958-1962).

Mexico only lost one game in qualifying and have always reached at least the second round of every World Cup they have played.

The result means that Serbia lead Group E after beating Costa Rica 1-0 earlier in the day. Dunga's thinking behind the decision was that the defender was too emotionally led during the penalty shoot-out against Chile and he wanted a captain who was more level headed.