Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Referee: Khalil Al Ghamdi | Attendance: 34872

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  • 94'

    European champions Spain will try to erase the disappointment of their opening defeat when they face Honduras tonight. It's a must win game for Vicente Del Bosque, and here's our preview.

  • 94'

    What a remarkable end to the game. Chile should have wrapped the game up with the amount of chances they had but Derdiyok had a excellent chance to earn the Swiss a point. The referee was abysmal, sending Behrami off and basically taking the Swiss out of the game as an attacking force, but fair play to Chile - their approach in this World Cup is great.

  • 93'

    FULL TIME The Swiss launch a last assault and Chile are two on two at the back but the final whistle has gone, Chile have done it!

  • 92'

    Valdivia gets booked for diving in the box when Von Bergen slid in. Fianlly, a decent shout from the ref.

  • 90'

    A superb move from the Swiss provides Derdiyok will a superb chance to level and from 14 yards out he has side-footed it just past the post. Amazing stuff. Three minutes added...

  • 90'

    Now its four on two for Chile as Paredes cuts inside and then fires a yard wide of the post. Another golden chance wasted!

  • 89'

    Sanchez tries to feed Paredes now but the striker went very early and had no excuse for it. There are holes everywhere at the back for the Swiss now.

  • 88'

    Derdiyok, I think, tries to shoot from near the corner flag and only succeeds in knocking the ball out of play near the halfway line. Impressive.

  • 87'

    Another breakaway chance for Chile is wasted and Switzerland caome downfield. Chile will kick themselves if they don't win this one.

  • 86'

    Gonzalez is the villain now. He charges through and has Sanchez wide open in acres of space but he elects to shoot and wastes the chance. Let's hope they don't get punished for that excessive selfishness.

  • 85'

    Mark Gonzalez celebrates his 75th minute goal.

  • 84'

    What a miss! Chile break through and Gonzalez feeds Paredes, with just the 'keeper to beat and he's absolutely larruped it over the bar!

  • 84'

    Lichsteiner meets the corner at the back post but has blazed that way over the bar.

  • 83'

    ESPN Stats & Info: Switzerland has twice levelled in the 75th minute or later, but it's been a while. They were in 1950 and 1934.

  • 83'

    The referee stops the free-kick twice to warn players about jostling in the box, then he hands Chile a non-existent foul. Awful, awful, awful.

  • 82'

    ESPN Stats & Info: Switzerland have conceded in the 75th minute or later 12 times, three of which were game-winning goals for the opponents.

  • 81'

    Valdivia clips Inler and the Swiss have a free-kick.

  • 80'

    Valdivia tries to dribble through but is given a very soft free-kick after he loses possession.

  • 79'

    There will surely be more goals in this as the ten men push forward. Chile can exploit the break if they work it right.

  • 78'

    Sanchez breaks from the corner and has three up in support but greedily hangs onto the ball instead of passing. Terrible decision.

  • 77'

    Barnetta has a crack at goal and wins a corner.

  • 77'

    Swiss change. Fernandes off and Bunjaku on.

  • 76'

    Well, the Swiss have to come forward now, ten men or not. That has lifted the tension for Chile. Unbridled joy in the stands.

  • 75'

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    Switzerland to win, with bet365  

  • 75'

    GOAL! Brilliant run from Paredes, who breaks the offside trap and rounds the 'keeper before picking out Gonzalez at the far post and he makes no mistake with the header.

  • 73'

    Sanchez is found by a great ball from Carmona but he is whistled for handball. No-one is happy with this referee.

  • 72'

    Fernandes escapes a booking now after obstructing Isla. Why has the ref suddenly stopped booking people? Has he realised how ridiculous his performance has been up until now?

  • 71'

    Valdivia finds Isla but a bobble means his cross is poor.

  • 70'

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  • 69'

    Paredes draws a save from Benaglio. He had Sanchez square for a tap in. And its official! Switzerland set the record!

  • 68'

    Derdiyok races onto a ball from Fernandes but Bravo is alert and charges out to claim. A rare break upfield for Hitzfeld's men.

  • 67'

    Deridyok comes on now for N'Kufo. The 35-year-old looks knackered as he trudges off/

  • 66'

    ESPN Stats & Info: Switzerland will set a World Cup record for time without goals conceded if they keep Chile out until the 69th minute - 552 minutes.

  • 65'

    A non-existent free-kick to Switzerland now. N'Kufo looks as surprised as anyone.

  • 64'

    Fernandez is coming off and Paredes is on. Chile launching strikers on for fun.

  • 63'

    N'Kufo nearly slaloms his way through but Jara stands firm. The Swiss are playing like they did against Spain now, purely on the counter.

  • 62'

    Isla has plenty of time on the right before overhitting. The replay shows that Von Bergen got the tiniest of shoves on the neck by Medel for the earlier flashpoint, and he turned away with hands on his face like he'd been hit by lightning. Football can get ridiculous when its like this.

  • 61'

    Medel now gets a yellow after a Swiss player hits the turf. The ref's completely lost control of this match now. Pathetic.

  • 60'

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    Switzerland to win, with bet365  

  • 60'

    Inler is carded after clipping Sanchez and it looks like the ref booked Fernandez as well. He'll miss Chile's next match now. He's lost the plot the ref.

  • 59'

    From the drop ball Chile win the corner and Mark Gonzalez rises to nod wide from eight yards. Bad miss. Can Switzerland withstand this pressure?

  • 58'

    There's a total mess here as two balls come on to the pitch and the ref stops the game and restarts with a drop ball. Both sets of players are furious, thinking they had possession.

  • 57'

    Chile are enjoying 58 per cent possession currently.

  • 56'

    Chile's Arturo Vidal goes down after Valon Behrami's elbow

  • 55'

    Sanchez goes clean through after closing down von Bergen. He perhaps waits too long to get his shot off as Benaglio came to narrow the angle. Good save.

  • 54'

    Great work from Valdiva to win the ball and get into the area before flashing his cross past Benaglio. No-one was up in support sadly.

  • 53'

    Chile are clearly hoping to wear the Swiss down with this energetic, frantic style of football.

  • 52'

    Amazingly, Grichting doesn't get a yellow for clipping Valdivia. Don't get me wrong, it wasn't a card, but the ref's so keen to get them out I can't believe he's passed up the opportunity this time around.

  • 51'

    Von Bergen makes the block this time as Sanchez gets the ball inside the area again. Chile are having a right go at this now.

  • 50'

    Sanchez celebrated for a good 30 seconds before he realised the flag had gone up. Now Grichting steps in to prevent him getting another shot off.

  • 49'

    Offside! Chile have the ball in the net but Sanchez's deflected shot was struck when three of his team-mates were offside. One was in front of the 'keeper, meaning the flag went up.

  • 48'

    Barnetta gets a booking for tugging back Beausejour.

  • 47'

    The referee wastes no time to demonstrate his fussy, over agressive style to the sub Gonzalez, who has the temerity to tackle Lichsteiner.

  • 46'

    Chile changes, as Valdivia and Gonzalez come on for Suazo and Vidal.

  • 45'

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    Switzerland to win, with bet365  

  • 45'

    I've no doubt Switzerland will just try to hang onto a point here. They face Honduras in their final game and will go through if they manage seven points. Chile need to grasp the nettle here and win the game, as they face Spain in their final game.

  • 45'

    ESPN Stats & Info: Humberto Suazo's second-minute yellow card is tied for the third-quickest yellow card ever awarded at the World Cup (two have been awarded in the first minute).

  • 45'

    Tonight sees the other game in this group, as Spain try to get their campaign back on track against Honduras. Here's our preview for that one.

  • 45'

    Arturo Vidal holds his face on the ground in the incident that led to Behrami's dismissal.

  • 45'

    HALF TIME The most prominent man has been Saudi Arabian referee, Khalil Al Ghamdi, who has shown four yellows and a red in a nasty-tackle free 45 minutes. A disappointing start but all to play for in the second.

  • 45'

    Danger in the box as again Beausejour crosses and Sanchez meets it. He tries to square it but a deflection takes it into the hands of Benaglio.

  • 44'

    A Swiss free-kick is cleared to N'Kufo, who waits an age before firing a shot into the advertising hoardings behind the goal.

  • 43'

    Frei is coming off and Barnetta is coming on. Shame for the Swiss skipper.

  • 42'

    More pressure from Chile as Sanchez crosses, before Vidal is punished for handball, harshly. Again. Can we sub the ref at half time please?

  • 41'

    A sign of things to come as Behrami tracks Vidal.

  • 40'

    Another dangerous Beausejour centre is brought down well by Sanchez, who then shoots with a tiny backlift, but it is right at Benaglio. Chile knocking on the door here. Rat-a-tat-tat.

  • 39'

    Inler grabs the ball and makes some space for himself before having a pop with his left but it drags apologetically wide.

  • 38'

    A superb ball in from the left from Beausejour is met by Suazo but he got his body position all wrong and heads it over.

  • 37'

    ESPN Stats & Info: That is the first time a Swiss player has ever sent off in the World Cup.

  • 36'

    That sending off will only serve to close Switzerland up even further. Chile have a great chance to press home their advantage now.

  • 35'

    Chile's Matias Fernandez goes for the ball

  • 34'

    The Swiss are going nuts here. Lichsteiner is penalised now and as the whistle goes he lets out a huge roar of disgust. Surprised he wasn't booked for it.

  • 33'

    It was Vidal who went down like he'd been poleaxed by Mike Tyson during that Behrami incident. Just an awful decision.

  • 32'

    Chile swing in a corner, Fernandez swings it in and Jara nods it wide.

  • 31'

    That is pitiful. There is no motion towards Vidal, if anything his opponent has ducked into his forearm. Another scandalous decision that could will ruin the match.

  • 30'

    Chile to win, with bet365  
    Switzerland to win, with bet365  

  • 30'

    Behrami is sent off for a flailing arm towards Vidal. The ref couldn't wait to give it.

  • 29'

    Now Beausejour is offside when he had no need to be. He was looking right along the line and had acres of space.

  • 28'

    I think if N'Kufo hadn't been booked already he may have flung himself at that. He was worried about clipping the 'keeper. It's all gone a bit scrappy.

  • 27'

    Isla gets out of jail there as Bra vo charges out to clear his weak back pass. I bet his heart was thumping for a second there.

  • 26'

    Grichting meets the cross but his header was always arcing wide. We've had four yellow cards now and only one bad tackle in the game. Frustrating.

  • 25'

    Another ridiculous yellow. Ponce is booked for tapping the ball away after a free-kick was awarded. Pathetic.

  • 24'

    So unlucky for Carmona; he picked out a cracking ball for Isla but the ball spins away from him off the turf and the right back can't catch it.

  • 23'

    Beausejour looks for Sanchez but he overhits the pass.

  • 22'

    Carmona gets a yellow now, deserved by the way, for a chop on Behrami. He will miss the game against Spain now.

  • 21'

    Now the ref penalises Isla for a supposed handball when it hit his shoulder. He clearly wants to be centre of attention does Khalil Al Ghamdi.

  • 20'

    N'Kufo's flick forces Bravo to some off his line to claim the ball ahead of Frei.

  • 19'

    I think the players are well aware this ref is just itching to get his cards out. They'll have to toe the line today, as the whistle goes again.

  • 18'

    That was very fussy from our, Saudi Arabian referee, Khalil Al Ghamdi. Hitzfeld gives him an earful from the touchline.

  • 17'

    N'Kufo is booked now, either for a shirt tug or for a touch of dissent. Either way, it was very soft.

  • 16'

    Fernandez looks for Isla on the right but he is two yards offside when the ball is played.

  • 15'

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    Switzerland to win, with bet365  

  • 15'

    Sanchez very nearly negotiates his way through a crowd of Swiss players before von Bergen intervenes. Chile making all the running here.

  • 14'

    ESPN Stats & Info: Switzerland have not taken a point from a World Cup match in which they trailed since 1950.

  • 13'

    A slight worry as Sanchez went flying under Grichting's challenge but he's up and about again.

  • 12'

    Sanchez gets in down the right side and picks out Suazo on the edge of the box but the ball is rather fizzed at him and he can't connect properly.

  • 11'

    A cracking double save from Benaglio as first Vidal then Carmona smash in powerful efforts. Corner.

  • 10'

    ESPN Stats & Info: Chile have failed to win their last eight World Cup fixtures against European sides (five defeats and three draws).

  • 9'

    Frei swings it in but it sails over everyone's head. A waste.

  • 8'

    Medel slips and is penalised for handball. Switzerland have a free-kick on the left. Harsh call.

  • 7'

    ESPN Stats & Info: The Swiss haven't conceded a goal in seven hours and 34 minutes of World Cup action.

  • 6'

    Chile look extremely lively in this opening period. Switzerland look a little lumbering for now.

  • 5'

    Sanchez picks up the clearance and has a pop from 35 yards but it was high and wide.

  • 4'

    A bright start from Chile, and Medel wins a free-kick wide right.

  • 3'

    ESPN Stats & Info: Switzerland have failed to win their four matches against South American sides in the World Cup (three defeats and one draw).

  • 2'

    Humberto Suazo has already made an impact after bumping into Grichting and getting a yellow.

  • 1'

    We're off....


    ESPN Stats & Info: These sides have met three times before, Switzerland winning twice and Chile claiming one victory, with these encounters producing 13 goals.


    The teams are out, the sun is shining and we are all set for someone to take a firm grip on Group H.


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    As for the Swiss, Steve von Bergen replaces injured centre back Philippe Senderos, as he did during the game against Spain. Elsewhere, Valon Behrami and Alexander Frei come in for Erin Derdiyok and Tranquillo Barnetta.


    The big news for Chile is that striker Humberto Suazo is back and will become the focal point for their attacking movements. He scored 12 goals in their qualifying campaign. Jorge Valdivia drops to the bench, as does Rodrigo Millar. Gonzalo Jara comes in for him.


    As for Chile, they were excellent against Honduras, and should have prospered by far more than their solitary goal, scored by Jean Beausejour. Alexis Sanchez looked lively in a fluid attacking display, but can they do what Spain failed, and break down a dogged defensive unit?


    That is because they defeated European champions Spain in their opening game, against all the odds. Gelson Fernandes' goal capped a perfect evening for Ottmar Hitzfeld, and they can take a giant leap through to the second round with victory today. The question is, will he set them up as defensively as he did versus Spain?


    Good afternoon everyone and welcome to live coverage of Chile's encounter with Switzerland. Both teams won their opening games, but it is the Swiss that have taken up more column inches.


    Join us at 1400 GMT to see if Chile or Switzerland can put a marker down for top spot in the group.



Goal Shot Video
  • Shots (on goal)

  • tackles

  • Fouls

  • possession

  • Chile

  • 20(7)

  • 21

  • 19

  • 58%


  • Switzerland

  • 7(1)

  • 20

  • 26

Match Stats

  • Chile
  • Switzerland
20(7) Shots (on goal) 7(1)
19 Fouls 26
5 Corner kicks 3
9 Offsides 0
58% Time of Possession 42%
6 Yellow Cards 3
0 Red Cards 1
1 Saves 6

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