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Final tournament - Group stage - Group E

Switzerland - Ecuador
2-1
 

Switzerland - Ecuador 2-1 - 15/06/2014 - Match page - FIFA World Cup 2014

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Switzerland leave it late to edge Ecuador

Published: Sunday 15 June 2014, 20.00CET
Switzerland leave it late to edge Ecuador
Switzerland players celebrate their victory ©AFP/Getty Images

Haris Seferovic fired a last-gasp winner as Switzerland squeezed past Ecuador in their Group E opener.

The South American side struck first through Enner Valencia's glancing header in the first half but Switzerland were good value for their victory and won the game thanks to two substitutes. Admir Mehmedi's firm header just after the interval restored parity before Seferovic provided a dramatic denouement.

Match statistics

Switzerland
Ecuador

2

Goals scored

1

16

Total attempts

10

8

Attempts on target

4

4

off target

4

6

blocked

3

0

against woodwork

0

7

Corners

5

1

Offsides

2

1

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

11

Fouls committed

10

9

Fouls suffered

11

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    A dramatic finish to the contest provides a deserved victory for Switzerland. Haris Seferovic came off the bench to plant in the late winner after fellow substitute Admir Mehmedi had levelled at the start of the second half.
  • Goal
    90+3
    Seferovic (Switzerland) scores!
    Haris Seferovic wins it in the dying seconds. A sweeping counterattack releases Ricardo Rodriguez and his low centre from the left is fired into the roof of the net by the Real Sociedad de Fútbol forward.
  • Yellow Card
    84
    Djourou (Switzerland) is shown a yellow card.
  • Substitution
    77
    Rojas (in) - Jefferson Montero (out) (Ecuador)
  • Substitution
    75
    Seferovic (in) - Drmić (out) (Switzerland)

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