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

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93mins

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

92mins

Victor Bernardez takes a inswinging corner.

91mins

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

91mins

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

90mins

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

89mins

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.

88mins

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

86mins

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

85mins

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

84mins

The ball is crossed by Alexander Frei.

82mins

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

81mins

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.

80mins

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

78mins

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.

76mins

Walter Martinez decides to take a short corner.

74mins

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.

73mins

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

73mins

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

72mins

Short corner taken by Walter Martinez.

71mins

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

70mins

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

70mins

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

69mins

Alexander Frei comes on in place of Blaise Nkufo.

68mins

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.

68mins

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

67mins

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

64mins

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.

63mins

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

62mins

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

60mins

Tranquillo Barnetta takes a shot. Save by Noel Valladares.

60mins

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

58mins

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.

55mins

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

55mins

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

54mins

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.

53mins

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

49mins

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

47mins

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

47mins

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

46mins

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

46mins

Hakan Yakin on for Gelson Fernandes.

44mins

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.

43mins

The ball is crossed by Eren Derdiyok.

42mins

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

37mins

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

34mins

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.

33mins

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

32mins

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

31mins

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

31mins

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

30mins

The ball is sent over by Reto Ziegler.

28mins

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

27mins

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

26mins

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

24mins

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

22mins

Tranquillo Barnetta takes a shot. Save by Noel Valladares.

19mins

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

18mins

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

17mins

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

16mins

The ball is swung over by Stephan Lichtsteiner.

13mins

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

11mins

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

9mins

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

8mins

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

4mins

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.

2mins

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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