Neymar says the referee should have ruled out Switzerland's equalizer

Neymar says the referee should have ruled out Switzerland's equalizer

- Neymar says Steven Zuber fouled Miranda before scoring Switzerland's equalizer

- Philippe Coutinho had put Brazil ahead with his trademark strike in the 20th minute

- The Selecao's next game is against Costa Rica who lost to Serbia by 1-0

Brazil star Neymar believes his teammate Miranda was fouled during Switzerland's equalizer against Brazil and urged the referees to improve.

The World Cup favourites were held to a 1-1 draw in Rostov-on-Don after Philippe Coutinho's opener was cancelled out by a header from Steven Zuber.

Miranda seemed to have been nudged in the back as the ball was crossed into the box which has raised eyebrows.

Neymar says the referee should have ruled out Switzerland's equalizer

Neymar claims Zuber pushed Miranda before scoring Switzerland's equalizer. Photo Credit: Getty Images

READ ALSO: Brazil and Switzerland played out a 1-1 draw in thrilling Group E match

Coach Tite insisted referee Cesar Ramos should have ruled out the goal with Neymar agreeing with his coach.

"I guess it was foul," he said.

"When you see the moment on [the] replay, people celebrating the goal... I was seeing it again but it's not for me to talk about it, there are four professionals working for that. They have to do their job.

"We didn't deserve to end with a draw. But we can improve, we can play better. But it was a match to show us that it won't be easy."

The 26-year-old was playing his first competitive game since picking up a metatarsal injury while representing Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1.

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And Neymar was seen limping at some points during the Group E encounter, which caused fears he had another fitness issue.

However the Neymar said it was nothing serious to worry about.

"I was hit and it was aching, but [it's] nothing to worry... after your body is cold, it aches a little more but that's OK," he said.

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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had earlier reported that Costa Rica were beaten by Serbia by 1-0 in the other Group E fixture.

Aleksandre Kolarov's stunning 50th minute free kick beat Real Madrid shoot-stopper, Keylor Navas.

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