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  • Date:25 Jun 2010
  • Kick-off:19:30
  • Venue:Vodacom Park
  • Attendance:28,042
Goal!

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92:27 +2.27

The ball is delivered by Xherdan Shaqiri, Hakan Yakin takes a shot. Save by Noel Valladares.

91:02 +1.02

Victor Bernardez takes a inswinging corner.

90:42 +0.42

Georgie Welcome takes a shot. Blocked by Steve Von Bergen.

90:28 +0.28

The referee blows for offside against Alexander Frei. Free kick taken by Noel Valladares.

89:14

Unfair challenge on Mauricio Sabillon by Xherdan Shaqiri results in a free kick. Osman Chavez takes the direct free kick.

88:10

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Xherdan Shaqiri by Wilson Palacios. Wilson Palacios is given a yellow card. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Hakan Yakin.

87:20

The assistant referee signals for offside against Edgar Alvarez. Steve Von Bergen takes the indirect free kick.

85:15

The assistant referee signals for offside against Alexander Frei. Danilo Turcios replaces David Suazo. Noel Valladares takes the free kick.

84:18

Edgar Alvarez is ruled offside. Diego Benaglio takes the indirect free kick.

83:03

The ball is crossed by Alexander Frei.

81:55

Outswinging corner taken by Tranquillo Barnetta from the right by-line, save by Noel Valladares.

80:12

Xherdan Shaqiri fouled by Walter Martinez, the ref awards a free kick. Hakan Yakin crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel.

79:13

Stephan Lichtsteiner has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

77:09

The assistant referee signals for offside against Edgar Alvarez. Xherdan Shaqiri joins the action as a substitute, replacing Benjamin Huggel. Georgie Welcome comes on in place of Jerry Palacios. Free kick taken by Diego Benaglio.

75:43

Walter Martinez decides to take a short corner.

73:31

Walter Martinez challenges Stephan Lichtsteiner unfairly and gives away a free kick. Hakan Yakin crosses the ball, Alexander Frei has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide left of the target.

72:34

Stephan Lichtsteiner fouled by David Suazo, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Stephan Lichtsteiner.

72:13

Shot on goal by Alexander Frei from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

71:03

Short corner taken by Walter Martinez.

70:36

Edgar Alvarez takes a shot. Diego Benaglio makes a brilliant save.

69:44

Inswinging corner taken by Hakan Yakin, save by Noel Valladares.

69:13

Maynor Figueroa produces a cross, Stephane Grichting makes a clearance.

68:43

Alexander Frei comes on in place of Blaise Nkufo.

67:22

Hendry Thomas challenges Hakan Yakin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Hakan Yakin crosses the ball in from the free kick, Osman Chavez manages to make a clearance.

67:02

The assistant referee signals for offside against Walter Martinez. Indirect free kick taken by Diego Benaglio.

66:44

Ramon Nunez goes off and Walter Martinez comes on. Outswinging corner taken by Reto Ziegler.

63:49

Free kick awarded for a foul by Osman Chavez on Hakan Yakin. Osman Chavez shown a yellow card. Shot on goal comes in from Hakan Yakin from the free kick.

62:39

A cross is delivered by Tranquillo Barnetta, Eren Derdiyok takes a shot. Noel Valladares makes a save.

61:08

Hakan Yakin is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Edgar Alvarez.

59:38

Tranquillo Barnetta takes a shot. Save by Noel Valladares.

59:21

Maynor Figueroa crosses the ball, Diego Benaglio makes a save.

57:39

Foul by David Suazo on Stephane Grichting, free kick awarded. David Suazo receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Steve Von Bergen.

54:58

Foul by Wilson Palacios on Tranquillo Barnetta, free kick awarded. Tranquillo Barnetta restarts play with the free kick.

54:21

Stephan Lichtsteiner challenges Maynor Figueroa unfairly and gives away a free kick. Maynor Figueroa restarts play with the free kick.

53:09

Unfair challenge on Gokhan Inler by Hendry Thomas results in a free kick. Hakan Yakin has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, Diego Benaglio makes a save.

52:22

The ball is delivered by Edgar Alvarez, Headed effort from close range by David Suazo goes wide left of the goal.

48:13

Edgar Alvarez is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Reto Ziegler takes the indirect free kick.

46:58

Hakan Yakin has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.

46:04

Wilson Palacios takes a shot from long range which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

45:36 +0.36

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stephan Lichtsteiner by David Suazo. Free kick taken by Diego Benaglio.

45:03

Hakan Yakin on for Gelson Fernandes.

43:44

Foul by Maynor Figueroa on Tranquillo Barnetta, free kick awarded. Reto Ziegler crosses the ball, Blaise Nkufo has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

42:06

The ball is crossed by Eren Derdiyok.

41:10

Corner taken by Tranquillo Barnetta from the right by-line, Osman Chavez manages to make a clearance.

36:02

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Hendry Thomas by Benjamin Huggel. Direct free kick taken by Maynor Figueroa.

33:30

Gelson Fernandes concedes a free kick for a foul on Wilson Palacios. Gelson Fernandes goes into the book. Victor Bernardez produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

32:54

The official flags David Suazo offside. Free kick taken by Steve Von Bergen.

31:25

Mauricio Sabillon concedes a free kick for a foul on Tranquillo Barnetta. Free kick crossed right-footed by Tranquillo Barnetta.

30:57

Ramon Nunez concedes a free kick for a foul on Blaise Nkufo. Steve Von Bergen takes the direct free kick.

30:13

Stephan Lichtsteiner gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ramon Nunez. Free kick taken by Maynor Figueroa.

29:22

The ball is sent over by Reto Ziegler.

27:54

Mauricio Sabillon concedes a free kick for a foul on Gelson Fernandes. Free kick crossed right-footed by Tranquillo Barnetta.

26:57

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Tranquillo Barnetta from the right by-line, clearance made by Victor Bernardez.

25:37

Unfair challenge on Ramon Nunez by Tranquillo Barnetta results in a free kick. Maynor Figueroa takes the free kick.

23:08

Jerry Palacios fouled by Gokhan Inler, the ref awards a free kick. Victor Bernardez takes the free kick.

21:49

Tranquillo Barnetta takes a shot. Save by Noel Valladares.

18:16

Foul by Benjamin Huggel on Edgar Alvarez, free kick awarded. Wilson Palacios takes the free kick.

17:57

David Suazo is caught offside. Stephane Grichting takes the indirect free kick.

16:32

A cross is delivered by Tranquillo Barnetta, Close range headed effort by Eren Derdiyok goes wide of the left-hand post.

15:03

The ball is swung over by Stephan Lichtsteiner.

12:32

Ramon Nunez challenges Stephan Lichtsteiner unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stephan Lichtsteiner takes the direct free kick.

10:09

Effort from the edge of the area by Gokhan Inler goes wide of the right-hand post.

8:33

Unfair challenge on Blaise Nkufo by Maynor Figueroa results in a free kick. Blaise Nkufo restarts play with the free kick.

7:53

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gokhan Inler on Hendry Thomas. Hendry Thomas takes the free kick.

3:36

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gokhan Inler by Hendry Thomas. Booking for Hendry Thomas for unsporting behaviour. Gokhan Inler restarts play with the free kick.

2:00

Foul by Benjamin Huggel on Wilson Palacios, free kick awarded. Hendry Thomas takes the direct free kick.

The match gets underway.

The referee blows for half time.

The game restarts for the second half.

The referee blows for the end of the match.

Match Preview

Hitzfeld to keep eye on Chile-Spain score Switzerland coach Ottmar Hitzfeld is leaving nothing to chance in an attempt to secure his team's place in the second round of the World Cup. The German will be focusing not only on the vital Group F match against Honduras at Bloemfontein's Free State Stadium, but also intends to monitor the clash between leaders Chile and European champions Spain. Hitzfeld said: "I will be well informed about what is happening in Pretoria. It could be that I will modify my tactics depending on the score. I feel that anything can happen that game." Honduras have lost both matches and Hitzfeld said: "They have moments of confusion in defence and we have to take advantage of that." Switzerland opened with a victory against Spain only to lose to Chile after Valon Behrami's red card. Honduras coach Reinaldo Rueda has called on his World Cup side to make the nation proud. Rueda is clinging to hope they can recover from two defeats against Chile and Spain and get the victory they crave in Group F when they face Switzerland. Even a win at the Free State Stadium is unlikely to take Honduras through but Rueda wants a good performance if nothing else. The Colombian said: "What has happened is rather sad. We have never lost two matches like this before. We have been unable to showcase our skills. "I want the players to show that just being in the tournament is not enough. There are huge expectations in Honduras. This is a matter of honour and we have a chance to restore our dignity. "We know we have to score goals and even if we do that we are relying on other results. We have seen what Slovakia did to Italy and we have our own pride to think about."

Formation:442Manager: Ottmar Hitzfeld

Switzerland

Formation: 442Manager: Reinaldo Rueda

Honduras

  • Diego Benaglio
  • Stephan Lichtsteiner
  • Steve Von Bergen
  • Stephane Grichting
  • Reto Ziegler
  • Tranquillo Barnetta
  • Benjamin Huggel
  • Gokhan Inler
  • Gelson Fernandes
  • Eren Derdiyok
  • Blaise Nkufo
  • SUBS
  • Marco Wolfli
  • Ludovic Magnin
  • Alexander Frei
  • Marco Padalino
  • Hakan Yakin
  • Albert Bunjaku
  • Pirmin Schwegler
  • Mario Eggiman
  • Xherdan Shaqiri
  • Johnny Leoni

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Match Report

Swiss bow out The dream is over for Switzerland in the World Cup after they failed to build on their superb victory against European champions Spain in their opening game. Coach Ottmar Hitzfeld knew if his side achieved a two-goal win in this Group H match then they would progress to the last 16. However they were toothless and had to settle for a point against Honduras, who are also going home after failing to find the target in the tournament. Hitzfeld chose to put Alex Frei on the bench even though the striker says he is 100% fit after an ankle injury. Frei's omission was a surprise given that he has scored 40 goals in 76 games for his country. He eventually came on in the 69th minute but even though they had the majority of possession before and after his introduction the Swiss were left frustrated. Their heartache was clear to see at the end with players sprawled on the pitch with disappointment etched on their faces. Honduras exit with a point after their best performance in three games. They showed a lot of steel - Wigan midfielder Hendry Thomas was booked after only four minutes for a lunge at Gokhan Inler - and played some good football. Switzerland, however, carved out the first chance of the match in the 10th minute but Inler dragged his shot off target after being set up by Tranquillo Barnetta. Seven minutes later Barnetta floated in a superb cross to the back post, only for Eren Derdiyok to stray offside and head wide. Then Barnetta tried his luck from 20 yards out but goalkeeper Noel Valladares was equal to his effort. Honduras were again pegged back in the 42nd minute and Derdiyok delivered the ball into the area. Blaise Nkufo found himself in the clear, only to get a poor touch and the chance was lost. Then, minutes later, he glanced a header wide. Hakan Yakin came for Gelson Fernandes at the start of the second half as Switzerland switched things around. Honduras should have taken the lead in the 54th minute but somehow David Suazo managed to find the wrong side of the post with a header following a cross from Edgar Alvarez. Barnetta then raced into the area after 60 minutes but Valladares was able to make a comfortable block before Derdiyok sent a shot into the arms of goalkeeper. Honduras launched a swift counter attack in the 71st minute when Suazo released Alvarez but goalkpeeper Diego Benaglio reacted superbly to push his effort over the top. Barnetta then picked Stephan Lichtsteiner but he was wasteful in 80th minute as Honduras put up the shutters to get a draw and resotre some of their pride.

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