Stade de Suisse - Berne 15/10/2013 - 20:00CET (20:00 local time)

Qualifying round - Group E

Switzerland - Slovenia
1-0
 

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Switzerland knock out Slovenia

Published: Tuesday 15 October 2013, 23.27CET
Switzerland 1-0 Slovenia
Switzerland finished seven points clear at the top of Group E after a victory in Berne that ended Slovenia's play-off dream.
Switzerland knock out Slovenia
Granit Xhaka (left) celebrates with Reto Ziegler ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

Switzerland
Slovenia

1

Goals scored

0

14

Total attempts

12

7

Attempts on target

6

5

off target

3

6

blocked

6

0

against woodwork

1

6

Corners

6

2

Offsides

2

1

Yellow cards

5

0

Red Cards

0

15

Fouls committed

17

17

Fouls suffered

15

Standings

Last updated: 16/10/2013 12:09 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Published: Tuesday 15 October 2013, 23.27CET

Switzerland knock out Slovenia

Switzerland 1-0 Slovenia
Switzerland finished seven points clear at the top of Group E after a victory in Berne that ended Slovenia's play-off dream.

Granit Xhaka's goal 16 minutes from time ensured Switzerland ended FIFA World Cup qualifying Group E seven points clear at the top – and dashed Slovenia's play-off hopes.

At kick-off, Slovenia sat only a point behind second-placed Iceland, who were held 1-1 in Norway. Therefore a Slovenia win would have booked a play-off berth but instead they were to be beaten in Berne.

Switzerland had qualified on Friday but knew another good result would boost their chances of seeding for the 6 December finals draw. There were still several changes to Ottmar Hitzeld's side from the victory in Albania, but Xhaka retained his place and settled matters when he received Blerim Dzemaili's pass and shot in from outside the box to decide a largely even contest.

Last updated: 08/05/14 2.35CET

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Lineups

Switzerland

Switzerland

Slovenia

Slovenia

21Yann Sommer (GK)1Samir Handanovič (GK)
3Reto Ziegler2Mišo Brečko
4Philippe Senderos5Boštjan Cesar (C)
Yellow Card90
6Michael Lang6Branko Ilič
Yellow Card33
7Tranquillo Barnetta
Substitution71
7Nejc Pečnik
Yellow Card37
Substitution43
8Gökhan Inler (C)8Jasmin Kurtič
9Haris Seferovic
Substitution71
11Milivoje Novakovič
10Granit Xhaka
Yellow Card40
Goal74
14Aleš Mertelj
Yellow Card57
Substitution79
15Blerim Dzemaili15Andraž Struna
Yellow Card42
18Admir Mehmedi
Substitution87
17Andraž Kirm
20Johan Djourou20Kevin Kampl
Substitution86

Substitutes

1Diego Benaglio (GK)12Jasmin Handanovič (GK)
12Marco Wölfli (GK)16Jan Oblak (GK)
2Pajtim Kasami
Substitution71
3Siniša Andjelković
11Valon Behrami4René Krhin
13Ricardo Rodriguez9Zlatan Ljubijankič
Substitution79
14Valentin Stocker10Dejan Lazarevič
Substitution86
16Gelson Fernandes
Substitution87
18Roman Bezjak
17Josip Drmic19Dejan Kelhar
19Eren Derdiyok
Substitution71
21Martin Milec
22Fabian Schär23Tim Matavž
Substitution43

Coach

Ottmar Hitzfeld (GER) Srečko Katanec (SVN)

Referee

Björn Kuipers (NED)

Assistant referees

Sander van Roekel (NED), Erwin Zeinstra (NED)

Fourth official

Pol van Boekel (NED)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution

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