World Cup (Group H Opener): Weak Swiss team beats the might powerful Spain – and made sure of the first Word cup big surprise.
– “My team played smart and and managed to win the match. It’s a step forward, but it will be harder vs. Chile said Swiss coach Ottmar Hitzfeld”
Spain made 3 changes during the game, but still no room for Arsenal Star Fabregas. That shows the quality of the Spain’s other players.
On the other side stood the Swiss team without two of their top players, Alexander Frei and Valon Behrami. The situation did not get any better when Philippe Senderos had to go off the field after about 30 min play.
– “We tried the traditional and heroic way, but it was just not our day today! We dominated the field but didn’t manage to score. Now we have to win the last two matches said Spain’s coach Vincente del Bosque.
52 minutes into the match, disaster struck!
After some back and forward the ball landed in front of the Swiss player just 19 feet (6 meter) from the Spanish goal, Iker Casillias was chance less, and Fernandes scored!
To be honest: I’m not used to score Goals, so i was a bit surprised said Fernandes.
Switzerland’s run to victory
Fifa’s statistics show that Switzerland run 119.913 meters during the game, that’s more than any team has done.
But Spain had the ball 63% of the time.