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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