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  • Date:2010-06-25
  • Kick-off:19:30
  • Venue:Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
  • Attendance:28042
  • Referee:Baldassi, H

Live Commentary

90mins

Full Time: SWITZERLAND 0-0 HONDURAS.

90mins

Yakin's header is straight at Valladares as Switzerland pour forward in the closing seconds.

90mins

Both these teams are heading home and, on this form, that's fair enough. Chile and Spain are far superior teams.

90mins

Four minutes of stoppage time to be played.

89mins

A late yellow card for Wilson Palacios who had hacked down Shaqiri.

89mins

The keeper is able to continue and takes Yakin's cross with some aplomb.

88mins

Valladares needs treatment for what appears to be a back injury.

87mins

A final change for Honduras - Danilo Turcios for Suazo.

86mins

Honduras have the ball in the back of the net! It's ruled out for offside though.

84mins

Frei's cross is just too far ahead of Yakin who is unable to turn the ball towards goal.

82mins

The match has really opened up as both sides strive for a winner.

80mins

Switzerland suddenly have six men forward but Stefan Lichtsteiner lofts a shot over the bar to waste the opportunity.

78mins

Honduras make a substitution at the same time as Georgie Welcome comes on for Jerry Palacios.

78mins

Another change by the Swiss with Huggel making way for Xherdan Shaqiri.

77mins

Frei can't latch on to a promising throughball as the minutes continue to tick by.

75mins

Switzerland just don't look capable of scoring one goal, let alone two.

73mins

Valladares flaps a cross away but Switzerland can't profit as Frei lifts his shot way over the bar.

71mins

Benaglio denies Alvarez with a superb one-handed save. Honduras have created the better second-half chances.

69mins

The Swiss bring on Frei for the very quiet N'Kufo.

69mins

Yakin is hacked down by Thomas who somehow escapes a second yellow card.

67mins

Honduras make their first change with Walter Martinez coming on for Nunez.

66mins

Yakin's free-kick is weak. It deflects off the wall and out for a corner.

65mins

Chavez becomes the third Honduran to be booked after bringing Derdiyok down on the edge of the penalty area.

65mins

These two teams have managed just one goal between them so far in South Africa and, to be honest, you can see why.

64mins

Derdiyok gets the power in a shot but not the direction as it's straight at Valladares.

63mins

Barnetta creates an opening for himself but then directs a weak shot straight at Valladares.

61mins

Switzerland have been poor since the interval. Honduras look the likely winners at this stage although a goalless draw would be the favourite.

59mins

Osman Chavez needs treatment after appearing to turn his ankle. He's eventually able to continue though after rejecting the use of a stretcher.

58mins

Suazo's poor start to the second half continues as he picks up a yellow card.

57mins

The way Honduras are playing they're unlikely to create a better chance than that as they attempt to break their duck.

55mins

Alvarez lays the ball on a plate for David Suazo who contrives to head wide of the target from no more than six yards out. That had to go in.

54mins

Play eventually resumes as news filters through that Chile have pulled a goal back against Spain. The Swiss need to score twice now if they are to progress.

52mins

There's a collision between Grichting and Jerry Palacios which ends with both players needing lengthy treatment.

50mins

Honduras seem to be playing without a striker. They have the opportunity to cross but there's no-one in the penalty area to aim for.

48mins

Yakin's first taste of the action is to fire a shot from the edge of the area almost out for a throw-in.

46mins

Switzerland have made one change for the second 45 minutes with veteran Hakan Yakin replacing Fernandes, the goalscoring hero against Spain.

46mins

Honduras get the second half underway.

45mins

Half Time: SWITZERLAND 0-0 HONDURAS.

44mins

Derdiyok's cross finds Blaise N'Kufo at the back post but he elects to chest the ball down rather than lash in a shot and the chance is wasted.

43mins

Switzerland now have a complete grip on the game but, for all their possession, they are struggling to break down a resolute Honduras defence.

42mins

Spain's two goals have also all but ended Honduras' already slim hopes of progressing, even if they win here.

40mins

Another goal for Spain so a Switzerland goal here will put them into the last-16.

38mins

At the moment it will be Spain v Portugal in the last 16 and Brazil v Chile.

36mins

Victor Bernardez's free-kick is woeful. It was rising as soon as he hit out and sails way over the crossbar.

35mins

Honduras offer very little going forward though and Switzerland are little better. If there is to be a goal it will probably come from a set-piece.

34mins

Gelson Fernandes pulls Wilson Palacios back and is rightly booked.

33mins

Honduras defend a Switzerland free-kick well, they look a solid outfit.

31mins

After making a bright start to the match, Honduras have gone back into their shells. They'll be desperate not to go out of the tournament without scoring a goal though.

29mins

Switzerland are exerting concerted pressure on the Honduras defence but that all-important goal remains elusive.

27mins

As it stands Switzerland are still going out but one goal here will make it very interesting.

25mins

Switzerland will be interested in the drama from the other game where David Villa has given Spain the lead against Chile.

23mins

Barnetta's long-range effort is spilled by Noel Valladares but no Swiss player can capitalise on the error.

22mins

It's been an open first quarter to the match although Switzerland have created the better chances.

20mins

Honduras also look lively when they get forward, so it's been an entertaining match so far.

19mins

Derdiyok gets his head to Barnetta's pinpoint cross but can only guide the ball narrowly wide. Great opening for Switzerland though, they should be ahead.

17mins

Alvarez leads a Honduras attack which eventually peters out when Ramon Nunez's shot is blocked.

16mins

The ball just runs away from David Suazo as he bears down on goal and Diego Benaglio is able to claim it just before the Honduran.

14mins

Switzerland are starting to get on top but Honduras will take some beating - they weren't disgraced in either of their earlier group matches.

13mins

An opening for Inler but he drives his shot wide of the goal from a good position.

11mins

Still goalless in the other group game so, as it stands, Chile will be going through to the last-16 as group winners with Spain following them as runners-up.

9mins

Switzerland have shown that can defend well and catch teams on the break but they would have been expected to put Honduras under some early pressure here. They haven't, so maybe they can only play one way.

7mins

Benjamin Huggel needs some recovery time after being hacked down by Wilson Palacios. Honduras look up for this one.

5mins

Edgar Alvarez is bundled off the ball as he tries to race down the wing. No free-kick though.

4mins

An early booking for Hendry Thomas who went straight through Gokhan Inler.

4mins

Doubts remain about Switzerland's ability to attack teams and they've let Honduras have all the early possession in this one.

2mins

There is the possibility that three teams in this group will finish with six points, with one of them failing to progress to the last-16.

1mins

Switzerland get the match underway.

0mins

Honduras captain Reinaldo Rueda has made six changes to the side that lost 2-0 to Spain, with striker Jerry Palacios joining his brother Wilson in the starting eleven.

0mins

Switzerland bring in Tranquillo Barnetta for the suspended Valon Behrami while Alex Frei is dropped. Eren Derdiyok replaces the captain.

0mins

Honduras could still sneak into the knockout stages if they can comprehensively beat Switzerland tonight and Spain slip up against Chile.

0mins

The Swiss shocked Spain in their first Group H game before losing to Chile on Monday while Honduras have failed to score a goal or picked up a point in their first two fixtures.

0mins

The final two places in the last-16 are up for grabs as Switzerland prepare to face Honduras at Bloemfontein's Free State Stadium.


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Match Report

Switzerland and Honduras are heading home from the World Cup after their goalless draw ensured Brazil and Chile progressed from Group H.

Chile now play Brazil in the last-16 while Spain face a mouth-watering encounter with Portugal on Tuesday.

Switzerland and Honduras managed only one goal between them in South Africa and it was clear why during a poor-quality 90 minutes in Bloemfontein.

But it was a disappointing way for the Swiss to bow out of the competition following their amazing 1-0 victory against Spain just nine days ago.

There were doubts about Switzerland's ability to attack teams and so it proved as they struggled to break a resolute Honduras defence down.

Indeed Honduras created the better chances during the match as they tried to break their goalscoring duck at the tournament.

Switzerland should have taken the lead in the 19th minute though when Eren Derdiyok got his head to Tranquillo Barnetta's pinpoint cross only to guide the ball narrowly wide.

The only other chance of note before half-time came when Derdiyok's cross found Blaise N'Kufo at the back post but he elected to chest the ball down rather than lash in a shot and the chance was wasted.

Honduras improved after the interval and should have scored in the 55th minute when Edgar Alvarez laid the ball on a plate for David Suazo who contrived to head wide of the target from no more than six yards out.

With 19 minutes left, Diego Benaglio was forced to make one of the saves of the tournament when he denied Alvarez's lofted shot with a superb one-handed stop.

Honduras also had a late goal disallowed as both teams showed why they will not be progressing to the knockout stages.

Switzerland

Honduras

Corners

53

Fouls

1118

Goal attempts

114

Shots off target

63

Offsides

39

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