Switzerland 2-2 Costa Rica Switzerland are through in second place and will play Sweden in the last 16. What a fine performance from Costa Rica who demonstrated all the flair and adventurousness we remember from four years ago while Switzerland, dogged, diligent and devastating on the counter, scored two terrific goals.
I have to say that was decent stuff. A full 27 shots, 11 corners, four goals, two penalties (one ruled out), some smart goalkeeping and bizarre own goal to end things.
A Swiss fan in the stands has his own World Cup trophy. He’s believing. They’ll have to be better than that but hey, you have to be in it to win it right? And they most certainly are.
Brazil has done their job. They finish top of Group E while Switzerland takes the runners-up spot. The five-time champions will face Group F runners-up Mexico, while Switzerland takes on Sweden.
There are only two spots left for grabs in the next stage. Japan, Senegal and Colombia will play off for it tomorrow afternoon.
England and Belgium – both already through of course – will be playing for the number one spot (or second place if you’re one of those who likes to plan the easier route…)