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

Qualifying round - Group E

Switzerland - Slovenia
1-0
 

Switzerland - Slovenia 1-0 - 15/10/2013 - Match page - FIFA World Cup 2014

The official website for European football

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

Lineups

Switzerland

Switzerland

Slovenia

Slovenia

21Sommer (GK)1Handanovič (GK)
3Ziegler2Brečko
4Senderos5Cesar (C)
90
6M. Lang6B. Ilič
33
7Barnetta
71
7Pečnik
37
43
8Inler (C)8Kurtič
9Seferovic
71
11Novakovič
10Xhaka
40
74
14Mertelj
57
79
15Dzemaili15Andraž Struna
42
18Mehmedi
87
17Kirm
20Djourou20Kampl
86

Substitutes

1Benaglio (GK)12J. Handanovič (GK)
12Wölfli (GK)16Oblak (GK)
2Kasami
71
3Andjelković
11Behrami4Krhin
13Rodriguez9Ljubijankič
79
14Stocker10Lazarevič
86
16Fernandes
87
18Bezjak
17Drmić19Kelhar
19Derdiyok
71
21Milec
22Schär23Matavž
43

Coaches

Ottmar Hitzfeld (GER) Srečko Katanec (SVN)

Referee

Björn Kuipers (NED)

Press kits

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

Related information

Player profiles
Team profiles

http://www.uefa.com/worldcup/season=2014/matches/round=2000294/match=2008663/postmatch/report/index.html#swiss+oust+slovenia

  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The UEFA word, the UEFA logo and all marks related to UEFA competitions, are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.