Fred misses out as Brazil fail to impress in Swiss draw


Fred injured
By Chris O'Brien
June 18 2018

Future Red Devil Fred had to watch from the sidelines as Brazil kicked-off their World Cup in Russia with a 1-1 draw against Switzerland.

The midfielder is set to join United from Shakhtar Donetsk for a fee reportedly in the region of £47million.

 

25-year-old Fred, however, missed out on the chance of playing in Brazil's opener in Russia, after picking up a knock in training.

 

Fred was an unused substitute throughout, as Brazil were frustrated by an impressive Swiss display.

 

Barcelona's Philippe Coutinho had given Brazil the lead in Rostov-on-Don with a fine curling strike.

 

However, Switzerland pegged back the five-time champions as Steven Zuber headed home shortly after the break, with the underdogs fully deserving of a positive result.

 

Brazil's pre-tournament form has made them a lead contender with many for glory in Russia, but the underwhelming performance from Titi's side on Sunday will raise plenty of question marks.

 

United-bound Fred will hope to add to his tally of eight caps as Brazil return to action on Friday against fellow South American nation Costa Rica.

 

Full Time - Brazil 1-1 Switzerland 

Attendance - 43,109

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