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Group H game 3 – Switzerland versus Chile

Roger won after a slow start...Can the Swiss overcome being down by 10 men?

PEEEEEP PEEP PEEP. Chile win a game which got progressively entertaining. They top the group with 6 points. Spain has to win in two hours.

92:00 – Valdivia earns a yellow for diving. He seems to agree with the ref.

3 minutes of added time.

90:00 – Derdiyok misses a glorious opportunity to draw level as a lovely inter change of passing and a great dummy gifts the ball to the young forward who shoots wide.

89:00 - Chile counter 3 on 2 and Paredes does it all on his own, bursting into the penalty area, twist and jukes but his final shot is wide.

85:00 - Chile counter and Paredes is one on one but elects for power instead of placement and blasts it over.

83:00 - Switzerland send their first rocket into space courtesy of Lichtsteiner’s shot.

80:00 – Switzerland now committing more people forward (which is what lead to the goal in the first place). Chile with a win does not guarantee themselves a place in the next round but does set themselves up nicely!

75:00 – GOOOOOOAAAAAL. Gonzalez. Their world cup record for most amount of time without conceding a goal is finally over thanks to an open header by the Chilean winger. Chile 1 – Switzerland 0

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Group H game 2 – Spain versus Switzerland

The Swiss defense, harder to break than one of their national banks

PEEEEEEEEEEP PEEEEEP PEEEP. Game over. The upset of the tournament so far as Switzerland beat Spain for the first time and share the top of the group with Chile!

96:00 – Spain now with a corner.

95:00 -  Yakin handles the ball and gets a yellow for his efforts. Spain get a free kick in a dangerous area. Its wasted by Alonso but Spain get it back.

94:00 - Nervy here. Benaglio is throwing himself around with reckless abandon. He’s braver than William Wallace!

93:00 - Barnetta off for Switzerland He’s been immense. Eggimann on.

91:00 – Yellow card for the Swiss keeper for time wasting!

5 minutes of extra time. Cow bells a ringing all over Switzerland.

88:00 – A sign that you have been injured for the past two months. Torres is presented with a chance to go one on one but his touch fails him and he prods it too far.

85:00 - Spain still being forced out wide. They’re trying a Plan B by shooting from outside the box which should leave space to penetrate with their slick passing. Too little too late?

82:00 – Switzerland pressing now as Spain are leaving themselves vulnerable to the counter attack. Barnetta is the main culprit as his first shot goes over the bar. Moments later he gets another chance and wins the Swiss a corner.

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