Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein, South Africa

Referee: Héctor Baldassi | Attendance: 28042

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  • 94'

    Switzerland will look back at a chance missed here. Honduras were happy play on the counter attack, and Switzerland never really gave it a go.

  • 94'

    Read our full match report here.

  • 94'

    In truth, from a neutral point of view, Spain and Chile will be far more entertaining to watch than these two. Especially Switzerland.

  • 94'

    FULL TIME These two are eliminated with Chile and Spain advancing. Switzerland too negative and offered no attacking threat. Honduras were spirited, and should've made more of their late chances.

  • 94'

    Honduras should'be won this game in the closing stages. They have a break with five on three, the final ball is poor and nothing comes of it.

  • 92'

    Yakin gets a header on target, but straight at Valladares. Switzerland have been poor.

  • 91'

    Georgie Welcome almost wins it for Honduras! With Switzerland committed forward, he breaks clear, his side-footed effort is deflected over the bar. The corner goes right across the six-yard box with no one getting a touch.

  • 90'


  • 89'

    Yakin's set piece is straight at the wall. Switzerland have not been good enough and defeat would be harsh on Honduras.

  • 88'

    Wilson Palacios booked for bringing down Shaqiri, a real chance here.

  • 88'

    Chance for Switzerland, and a chance for Yakin...

  • 87'

    Yakin has looked lively since he came on. He instigates a spell of quick passing which results in a poor cross.

  • 86'

    Danilo Turcios on for David Suazo

  • 86'

    The Honduras keeper is down after making an excellent save from Frei. Shame for him it didn't matter as Frei was offside. To top it off he injured himself in the fall.

  • 84'

    Honduras have the ball in the net, but it's clearly offside. Switzerland are looking to go long now.

  • 83'

    ESPN Stats & Info: If the scoreline holds, this would be the first 0-0 draw in Honduras? World Cup history. It would be the third for the Swiss. Both of their previous two came in the 2006 World Cup.

  • 83'

    The ball is back with Switzerland, an wicked ball is hit across goal by Frei and Yakin can't get on the end of it.

  • 82'

    Valladares comes and claims a corner excellently, punching clear and Honduras can break.

  • 80'

    Another Yakin free kick works its way to Derdiyok, his low ball in is poor and easily cleared.

  • 79'

    It doesn't look like it's going to be Switzerland's night. A quick break slows down, resulting in Lichtsteiner lashing a wild shot over. Switzerland still need two.

  • 78'

    Georgie Welcome on for Jerry Palacios

  • 77'

    Xherdan Shaqiri on for Benjamin Huggel

  • 76'

    The corner is dealt with by Switzerland and they look to attack.

  • 75'

    Switzerland to win, with bet365  
    Honduras to win, with bet365  

  • 75'

    Good covering from Ziegler, cutting across Jerry Palacios and conceding the corner.

  • 73'

    Switzerland are looking more dangerous. A much better delivery from Yakin, his bending ball finds Frei at the back post. He elects to go with his foot instead of his head and can't direct it on target.

  • 72'

    Alexander Frei blazes over from inside the box. Valladares fumbles a ball into the box. It's cut back to Frei who can't keep his shot under the crossbar.

  • 71'

    Benaglio keeps Switzerland in the World Cup! Honduras break from the corner, Suazo slips in Alvarez he curls his effort towards the top corner. Benaglio produces an excellent save to deny him. The corner is taken short and comes to nothing.

  • 70'

    Swiss corner after a good run from Derdiyok. They need a goal soon. Remember as things stand Switzerland need a two goal win.

  • 69'

    Gelson Fernandes and Edgar Alvarez fight for the ball

  • 69'

    Alexander Frei on for Blaise N'Kufo

  • 68'

    Ziegler's delivery is cleared by Chavez, the return ball in is flicked on by Deridiyok, just too far for N'Kufo.

  • 67'

    Yakin is brought down and it's another chance from a free kick. Ziegler over this one.

  • 66'

    Ziegler's corner is hit long to Yakin, he chests it down, his touch is heavy though and the chance passes.

  • 66'

    Walter Martinez on for Ramon Nunez

  • 65'

    After a long wait, Yakin disappoints. His free kick hits Bernardez and goes out for a corner.

  • 63'

    Osman Chavez booked for hacking down Derdiyok on the edge of the box. A real chance for Switzerland...

  • 62'

    Honduras are looking far more dangerous than Switzerland, Nunez looking lively again, his cross just misses Jerry Palacios. Derdiyok has a chance in response, drilling his 12 yard effort down the throat of Valladares.

  • 60'

    Switzerland to win, with bet365  
    Honduras to win, with bet365  

  • 60'

    A quick break from Honduras, Nunez with a pacy run forward, the ball is drilled into the box straight at Benaglio. Barnetta has a chance at the other end, he had Yakin free outside of him, ignored him and hit a tame shot in the grasp of Valladares.

  • 58'

    ESPN Stats & Info: As of right now, the 2.1 goals-per-match average is the lowest in any World Cup.

  • 58'

    David Suazo gets his name taken for a high foot on Grichting.

  • 57'

    Chavez is back on his feet, luckily the stretcher bearers aren't required.

  • 56'

    A beautifully weighted ball through from Yakin, N'Kufo seemed to be through until he tangled with Chavez, who has stayed down.

  • 55'

    Switzerland need to really put Honduras under pressure. They're letting this slip away too easily.

  • 53'

    Hakan Yakin has an attempt on goal from 30 yards, it's on target and comfortably saved.

  • 52'

    What a chance for David Suazo! Alvarez does wonderfully down the right, his glorious ball is right on Suazo's forehead but he can only guide it wide. Best chance of the game by a mile.

  • 51'

    One goal is no longer enough for Switzerland. They must win by a two goal margin if Spain only win by a one goal margin. It's very simple....honest.

  • 51'

    One goal is no longer enough for Switzerland. They must win by a two goal margin if Spain only win by a one goal margin. It's very simple....honest.

  • 50'

    Chile have pulled a goal back against Spain, it's now 2-1. Meanwhile Grichting is being put on a stretcher, but he is sat up which is great news.

  • 49'

    Jerry Palacios and Grichting are down after a thundering clash of heads. Palacios is up, Grichting is still on his back. This doesn't look good.

  • 48'

    Poor from Alvarez. Stood on the touchline, looking down the defensive line and the Honduras winger still managers to wonder offside.

  • 46'

    As it stands, Switzerland are heading out. A win here, and they would advance with Spain at the expense of Chile.

  • 45'

    Switzerland to win, with bet365  
    Honduras to win, with bet365  

  • 45'

    Will the introduction of Yakin give Switzerland a more incisive attack?

  • 45'

    KICK OFF Honduras restart the match.

  • 45'

    Hakan Yakin on for Gelson Fernandes

  • 45'

    ESPN Stats & Info: If results hold, this would be the first World Cup under the current 32-team format in which no more than one European team advances from any group. Five groups had two European nations this year.

  • 45'

    Honduras seem to be lacking belief. They've had slight chances on the break, but seem to make the wrong decisions or misplace the final ball. With a little more composure they could potentially pose a threat in the second half.

  • 45'

    ESPN Stats & Info: After the first two rounds of matches, Honduras had put only 12.5% of their shots on target (two of 16), which was the lowest percentage for any team. None of Honduras' two chances so far today have been on target.

  • 45'

    Switzerland really need to up the tempo here. Hitzfeld needs to remind his team what's at stake.

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  • 43'

    Ziegler over another set piece. His ball in is much better and N'Kufo misses another opportunity as he heads wide from six yards.

  • 42'

    Inexplicably N'Kufo fails to shoot at the back post. Derdiyok works the ball around Sabillon and puts a fantastic ball across the box. N'Kufo tries to chest the ball down and wastes a great opportunity. Will we see Alexander Frei in the second half?

  • 41'

    Barnetta makes a positive run forward and earns a corner for his troubles. Can they create a chance?

  • 39'

    This game needs a goal to bring it to life, it's gone a little bit flat.

  • 38'

    Chile are also down to ten men in that game, a real up hill struggle for them now.

  • 36'

    It's 2-0 to Spain through Andres Iniesta, it doesn't change Switzerland's position much. A two goal win sends them through regardless.

  • 34'

    A terrible effort from Bernardez. From fully 40 yards he balloons the ball way over the Swiss crossbar.

  • 33'

    Gelson Fernandes booked for taking down Wilson Palacios as he raced clear. Cynical from the former Manchester City man.

  • 32'

    Derdiyok gets his head to the cross, Grichting knocks the lose ball harmlessly out of play for a goal kick.

  • 31'

    Barnetta has a free after his in dragged down by Sabillon. It's in an almost identical position to his last attempt.

  • 30'

    Switzerland to win, with bet365  
    Honduras to win, with bet365  

  • 29'

    Honduras have a free kick of their own, which they also waste. The ball is worked out to Alvarez who is in an offside position.

  • 28'

    Barnetta's ball in causes momentary panic, but Honduras regain their composure and punt it clear.

  • 27'

    The corner is comfortably dealt with. The delivery from set pieces has been poor at this tournament. They do have another chance though, with Barnetta over a free kick 40 yards out.

  • 26'

    Switzerland have their first corner after another dash forward from Lichsteiner.

  • 25'

    Honduras waste an excellent opportunity to break. The ball through to Jonny Palacios is hugely over hit. Palacios' ball in is a poor one and the danger passes.

  • 24'

    A game that does have a goal is Spain against Chile. David Villa has made it 1-0 to Spain.

  • 23'

    Inler bundles over Bernandez and Honduras have a free kick in their own half. This game needs a goal.

  • 22'

    Barnetta unleashes a 25-yard effort that Valladares has to gather at the second attempt.

  • 21'

    Derdiyok had an excellent chance to put N'Kufo through, his control is poor and the opportunity passes.

  • 20'

    Benaglio is out of his goal quickly to clear a long clearance. Switzerland really have to be aware of Suazo's pace.

  • 18'

    Lichsteiner is looking to get forward at every opportunity for Switzerland. The ball out to him is over hit and it's a Honduras throw.

  • 17'

    David Suazo looks to have the pace to trouble the Swiss defence. Another through ball finds him just offside.

  • 16'

    First chance for Switzerland. Tranquillo Barnetta shapes an excellent ball across the six-yard box only for Derdiyok to guide his header wide. That should've been 1-0.

  • 15'

    Switzerland to win, with bet365  
    Honduras to win, with bet365  

  • 15'

    Lichsteiner gets deep into Honduras' half, he cuts the ball across the penalty area, where there wasn't a single Swiss player. Hitzfeld's men need to show more ambition.

  • 14'

    Nearly a chance for David Suazo, sloppy pass from Barnetta, Hendry Thomas slides the ball through for Suazo to chase but it's just too long for the Inter man.

  • 13'

    Nunez brings down Lichtsteiner, free kick to Switzerland taken short and worked back to Benaglio. Switzerland had a chance to put the ball into the Honduras penalty are from that set piece.

  • 11'

    A slightly lacklustre start from Switzerland, hopefully that last attack will have woken them up.

  • 10'

    First shot of the game for Switzerland, it was worringly easy for them to get through Honduras then. Barnetta and Inler linked up well only for Inler to drag a low shot wide.

  • 8'

    Nunez with a quick break down the Honduras right, his cross is blocked and Palacios can't control the ball and it's a Swiss throw in.

  • 6'

    It's a slow start for Switzerland, out of the two teams Honduras have looked more adventurous, without creating any chances as yet.

  • 5'

    Huggel is down and in some pain after a crunching tackle from Wilson Palacios. The Spurs man is lucky to stay out of the book.

  • 4'

    Switzerland have adopted a defensive approach to their opening two games, surely they can't do that today against a team they really should be beating?

  • 3'

    Hendry Thomas is the first man to be booked for a late challenge on Gokhan Inler.

  • 2'

    Honduras have started brightly, looking energetic and certainly up for the challenge.

  • 1'

    Although Honduras still have an incredibly slim chance of qualifying, this game is all about Switzerland. Can they get the two goal win they need?


    KICK OFF Switzerland start the match!


    ESPN Stats & Info: Honduras have managed just two shots on target this World Cup, fewest of any team.


    ESPN Stats & Info: Against Chile, Switzerland had the worst passing accuracy of any team in a World Cup game since 1966 (56.7%). After the first two rounds of matches, the Swiss have completed fewer passes than any other side (282).


    ESPN Stats & Info: During their match against Chile, Switzerland set a new record for consecutive minutes without conceding at the World Cup finals with 558 straight scoreless minutes. Honduras have failed to score in their last three World Cup games.


    The teams are out at the Free State Stadium, almost time to get this one under way.


    Honduras have made six changes, Jerry Palacios joins his brother Wilson in the starting 11. Emilio Izaguirre and Danilo Turcios are dropped, veteran striker Carlos Pavon remains on the bench.


    For Switzerland, Erin Derdiyok replaces Alexander Frei up front, while Tranquillo Barnetta replaces the suspended Valon Behrami.


    Switzerland have a huge chance to progress tonight. If Switzerland can win this game by two goals they are through, no matter what happens between Spain and Chile. Against an uninspiring Honduras team, they must be confident of making the last 16.


    Join us at 18.30 GMT to see if the Swiss can sneak ahead of either Spain or Chile.



Goal Shot Video
  • Shots (on goal)

  • tackles

  • Fouls

  • possession

  • Switzerland

  • 17(5)

  • 12

  • 12

  • 56%


  • Honduras

  • 8(2)

  • 22

  • 17

Match Stats

  • Switzerland
  • Honduras
17(5) Shots (on goal) 8(2)
12 Fouls 17
5 Corner kicks 3
2 Offsides 9
56% Time of Possession 44%
1 Yellow Cards 4
0 Red Cards 0
2 Saves 5

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