June 17, 2018 / 6:28 PM / 3 months ago

Soccer-Coutinho scores stunning goal as Brazil take 1-0 lead

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia, June 17 (Reuters) - Brazil forward Philippe Coutinho scored a stunning goal from the edge of the box to break the deadlock against Switzerland in their Group E opener at the World Cup on Sunday.

Coutinho collected a bad clearance from the Swiss defence and curled an unstoppable shot in off the far post in the 20th minute for his 11th goal in 37 games with Brazil. (Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Neil Robinson;)

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