Watch: Brazil’s Philippe Coutinho Scores Spectacular Trademark Goal Against Switzerland

ROSTOV-ON-DON, RUSSIA - JUNE 17: Philippe Coutinho of Brazil scores his team's first goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group E match between Brazil and Switzerland at Rostov Arena on June 17, 2018 in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Brazil opened their 2018 World Cup campaign in style with a fantastic strike against Switzerland.

The South American giants, the favourites of many to win the whole tournament, could emphasise their title credentials with a win against the Swiss in Rostov – particularly with so many of their rivals struggling to make an impression thus far.

Tite’s side started the brighter of the two and were rewarded for their efforts with less than twenty minutes on the clock. After a nice bit of Brazilian passing, the ball was headed away by a Swiss defender into the path of Philippe Coutinho. Although there didn’t seem to be any immediate danger, the Barcelona playmaker took a touch to compose himself before unleashing a superb curling strike into the corner beating goalkeeper Yann Sommer all ends up.

Indeed, it was the sort of trademark strike that Barca fans, and Liverpool supporters before that, have are accustomed to from the £142m forward.


In a World Cup that has some seen tremendous strikes so far, Coutinho’s is right up there with the very best. It remains 1-0 to Brazil at the time of writing, with the Selecao still in control.

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Author: The PA Team

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