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Qatar 2022: Late Casemiro goal against Switzerland takes Brazil into World Cup last 16

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 Qatar 2022 Late Casemiro goal against Switzerland takes Brazil into World Cup last 16
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Casemiro fired Brazil into the last 16 of the World Cup with a late strike in their 1-0 win over Switzerland.

With Neymar missing the game due to an ankle injury, the five-time champions laboured for long periods of the match as they struggled to breakdown the determined defensive set up of their Group G opponents.

Vinicius Jnr had looked the most likely to make the breakthrough and saw a second-half strike ruled out by VAR with Richarlison offside earlier in the move.

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But with just seven minutes of the 90 remaining, Casemiro latched onto Rodrygo’s smart flick from Vinicius’ pass inside and slammed home with the help of a glancing deflection off Manuel Akanji.

The thrilling 3-3 draw between Serbia and Cameroon earlier in the day means Brazil, with two wins from two matches, are guaranteed a top two spot, although Switzerland sitting on three points will need a win in their final group game with Serbia to guarantee their progress.

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