Brazil will kickoff their World Cup campaign against Switzerland today. This match pitches five-time FIFA World Cup winners Brazil against unheralded Switzerland and on paper at least, the result seems a foregone conclusion.
But the Swiss goalkeeper Yann Sommer says that his team has other ideas, and are certainly daring to dream. “If we’re able to go into the game focused and with enough self-belief, then Brazil won’t find it easy. We’re really focused on playing well and we want to get something from the game.”
It will no be easy for Brazil, but they will start as favourites. Neymar and company will be looking to throw an reminder early on in the tournament. They will love to put the misery of 2014 behind them. This Seleção have plenty to atone for, and the entire world, not just the millions at home, will be watching and waiting for them to do so.
On the other hand, Switzerland will be eager to do well and pull up an upset.