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Casamiro stunner sends Brazil to knockout stage in Qatar

Casemiro scored a stunning goal to send five-time champions Brazil to the round of 16 knockout stage as they defeated Switzerland by a lone goal.

The goal which came in the 83rd minute ensured Brazil got a bragging right over a courageous Switzerland team that took the game to Brazil.

The victory gives the Brazilian a comfortable position on their group’s table and will be guaranteed the top spot with a point against Cameroon in their final game.

Brazil thought they had broken the deadlock after the hour mark when Vinicius Jr kept his composure to coolly stroke in, but the goal was ruled out for offside by VAR.

Despite defending deep, the deadlock was broken by a moment of inspiration from Casemiro who gave the fans something to cheer about with his well taken shot which beat the Switzerland goalkeeper.

Writing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade; Editing by Annabel Nwachukwu