Stade de Genève - Geneva 08/06/2013 - 17:30CET (17:30 local time)

Qualifying round - Group E

Switzerland - Cyprus
1-0
 

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Seferovic strike sends Switzerland four points clear

Published: Saturday 8 June 2013, 20.00CET
Seferovic strike sends Switzerland four points clear
Goalscorer Haris Seferovic and Ricardo Rodriguez (right) celebrate Switzerland's success ©AFP/Getty Images

A last-minute goal from substitute Haris Seferovic gave Switzerland a 1-0 win against Cyprus and a four-point lead at the top of FIFA World Cup qualifying Group E.

The hosts were in danger of failing to take advantage of slips on Friday by Albania and Iceland until Xherdan Shaqiri released Seferovic, who lifted the ball over Antonis Giorgallides for his first senior international goal. The relief in the Stade de Genève was palpable as coach Ottmar Hitzfeld and his side were spared a second 0-0 draw in succession against the section's bottom team.

Match statistics

Switzerland
Cyprus

1

Goals scored

0

20

Total attempts

2

11

Attempts on target

2

6

off target

0

0

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

0

15

Corners

3

1

Offsides

1

2

Yellow cards

4

0

Red Cards

0

17

Fouls committed

13

13

Fouls suffered

17

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Substitution
    90+4
    Dobrašinović (in) - Theophilou (out) (Cyprus)
  • Goal
    90
    Seferovic (Switzerland) scores!
  • Yellow Card
    86
    Djourou (Switzerland) is cautioned by the referee.
  • Substitution
    77
    Barnetta (in) - Stocker (out) (Switzerland)

See also

  • Switzerland

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Iceland, 06 September 2013, 4-4
  • Cyprus

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Norway, 06 September 2013, 2-0
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