GSP Stadium - Nicosia 23/03/2013 - 17:30CET (18:30 local time)

Qualifying round - Group E

Cyprus - Switzerland
0-0
 

Cyprus - Switzerland 0-0 - 23/03/2013 - Match page - FIFA World Cup 2014

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Leaders Switzerland draw a blank in Cyprus

Published: Saturday 23 March 2013, 21.00CET
Leaders Switzerland draw a blank in Cyprus
Ricardo Rodriguez (left) and Cyprus's Athos Solomou compete for possession ©AFP/Getty Images

Switzerland's hopes of establishing a commanding four-point lead atop FIFA World Cup qualifying Group E were dashed as they were held to a goalless draw by Cyprus.

Following Norway's home defeat on Friday by Albania, the visitors could have taken a stranglehold on the section with victory in Nicosia, but in the absence of suspended coach Ottmar Hitzfeld were left frustrated by their failure to take several presentable opportunities. As it is, Switzerland lead Iceland, who yesterday won 2-1 in Slovenia, and Albania by two points going into the next set of fixtures in June.

Lineups

Cyprus

Cyprus

Switzerland

Switzerland

1Giorgallides (GK)21Sommer (GK)
2Dossa Júnior2Lichtsteiner
3E. Charalambous5Von Bergen
46
8Solomou
7
54
8Inler (C)
9Christofi
90+5
11Behrami
76
10Charalambides (C)
75
13Rodriguez
13Makridis14Stocker
18Dobrašinović17Emeghara
46
20Theophilou
80
19Seferovic
34
21Laban20Djourou
52
23Nikolaou23Shaqiri

Substitutes

12Kissas (GK)12Wölfli (GK)
22Mastrou (GK)3Ziegler
4Christou4Senderos
52
89
5Mertakas6Schwegler
6Angeli7Barnetta
7Vasiliou9Derdiyok
76
11Alexandrou
75
10Xhaka
46
15Antoniades15Dzemaili
16Sotiriou
90+5
16Fernandes
17Efrem
54
18Mehmedi
19Artymatas22T. Klose

Coaches

Nikos Nioplias (GRE) Ottmar Hitzfeld (GER)

Referee

Manuel Gräfe (GER)

Press kits

Standings

Last updated: 18/04/2013 20:17 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Match statistics

Cyprus
Switzerland

0

Goals scored

0

8

Total attempts

15

3

Attempts on target

2

2

off target

8

0

blocked

0

1

against woodwork

0

4

Corners

7

3

Offsides

2

2

Yellow cards

3

0

Red Cards

0

11

Fouls committed

15

12

Fouls suffered

9

photos

Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Substitution
    90+5
    Sotiriou (in) - Christofi (out) (Cyprus)
  • Yellow Card
    89
    Senderos (Switzerland) is cautioned by the referee.
  • Yellow Card
    80
    Theophilou (Cyprus) is cautioned by the referee.
  • Substitution
    76
    Derdiyok (in) - Behrami (out) (Switzerland)

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