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Monday, 21st June 2010
Chile Crack Swiss Vault

Group H Match

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Chile vs Switzerland in Port Elizabeth.

Both teams had three points from their first games.

From the same stadium where England's World Cup dream will be decided, on Wednesday, Khalil Al Ghamdi was quick to put Humberto Suazo in his notebook; not for scoring.

A double save by Diego Benaglio, in the 10th minute, kept Switzerland in the game; the second Chile attempt going out for a corner.

The referee - Khalil Al Ghamdi, of Saudi Arabia - seemed to have his whistle stuck, which in turn broke down the flow of play.

The players should have been more cautious because of how the referee set out his stall so early but Switzerland's Valon Behrami paid the price for trying to shake two players off his back; his case wasn't helped by the usual dose of over-acting by Chile's Arturo Vidal after Jean Beausejour was left in Behrami's slipstream.

Reduced to ten men, Ottmar Hitzfeld waited eleven minutes before sacrificing captain Alexander Frei, for Tranquillo Barnetta.

Half-time: 0:0

One decision that Khalil Al Ghamdi did get right was disallowing an early Chile goal for offside; and Switzerland remained on course to beat Italy's record for playing the most World Cup Finals minutes without conceding a goal.

Around the hour mark, the referee seemed to deal out cards like an apprentice croupier.

In the 67th minute, Switzerland surpassed Italy's record by not conceding a World Cup Finals goal since going out to Spain in USA 1994. Meanwhile, Switzerland's Roger Federer clawed his way back from two sets down to beat the Colombian, Alejandro Falla at Wimbledon.

Chile finally cracked the Swiss vault in the 75th minute, when Diego Benaglio rushed off his line and gave the two substitutes a chance to pull off the heist together; Esteban Paredes crossing from the right, for Mark Gonzalez to head down and past Stephan Lichtsteiner trying to cover the line.

Switzerland tried valiantly to get back on level terms but the referee's watch was ticking against them. It didn't help that Eren Derdiyok could hardly believe he was given a golden opportunity to score and fluffed his lines in the 90th minute.

The final act in the game was when Khalil Al Ghamdi booked Chile's Jorge Valdivia for trying to con a penalty, in the 92nd minute.

Final Score:
Chile 1 Switzerland 0

Goalscorers Goalscorers:
1:0 Mark Gonzalez (75 mins)

Man of The Match:
Esteban Paredes - Did the work to draw out Diego Benaglio and then whipped the cross over for Mark Gonzalez.


Travel to Chile Chile:
1 Claudio Bravo; 18 Gonzalo Jara, 3 Waldo Ponce, 17 Gary Medel; 8 Arturo Vidal, 14 Matias Fernandez, 6 Carlos Carmona, 4 Mauricio Isla; 15 Jean Beausejour, 9 Humberto Suazo, 7 Alexis S�nchez.

Travel to Switzerland Switzerland:
1 Diego Benaglio; 17 Reto Ziegler, 13 St�phane Grichting, 5 Steve von Bergen, 2 Stephan Lichtsteiner; 16 Gelson Fernandes, 6 Benjamin Huggel, 8 G�khan Inler, 11 Valon Behrami; 10 Blaise N'Kufo, 9 Alexander Frei.

Khalil Al Ghamdi (Saudi Arabia)

Substitutions Substitutions:
42 Mins (Switzerland) - 7 Tranquillo Barnetta on for 9 Alexander Frei
46 Mins (Chile) - 11 Mark Gonzalez on for 8 Arturo Vidal
46 Mins (Chile) - 10 Jorge Valdivia on for 9 Humberto Suazo
65 Mins (Chile) - 22 Esteban Paredes on for 14 Matias Fernandez
68 Mins (Switzerland) - 19 Eren Derdiyok on for 10 Blaise N'Kufo
77 Mins (Switzerland) - 18 Albert Bunjaku on for 16 Gelson Fernandes

Yellow Cards 9 Yellow Cards:
2 Mins - Humberto Suazo (Chile)
18 Mins - Blaise N'Kufo (Switzerland)
22 Mins - Carlos Carmona (Chile) - misses next game.
25 Mins - Waldo Ponce (Chile)
48 Mins - Tranquillo Barnetta (Switzerland)
60 Mins - G�khan Inler (Switzerland)
60 Mins - Matias Fernandez (Chile) - misses next game.
61 Mins - Gary Medel (Chile)
92 Mins - Jorge Valdivia (Chile)

Red Cards 1 Red Card:
31 Mins - Valon Behrami (Switzerland)

Previous Encounters:
Chile beat Switzerland (3:1) in Santiago at Chile 1962, but lost in their two friendly matches: (2:4) in Bern, 1960; and (1:2) in Vienna, 2007.

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First Round

Friday, 11th June
South Africa vs Mexico
Uruguay vs France

Saturday, 12th June
Argentina vs Nigeria
England vs USA
South Korea vs Greece

Sunday, 13th June
Algeria vs Slovenia
Germany vs Australia
Serbia vs Ghana

Monday, 14th June
Holland vs Denmark
Italy vs Paraguay
Japan vs Cameroon

Tuesday, 15th June
Brazil vs North Korea
Côte d'Ivoire vs Portugal
New Zealand vs Slovakia

Wednesday, 16th June
Honduras vs Chile
South Africa vs Uruguay
Spain vs Switzerland

Thursday, 17th June
Argentina vs South Korea
France vs Mexico
Greece vs Nigeria

Friday, 18th June
England vs Algeria
Germany vs Serbia
Slovenia vs USA

Saturday, 19th June
Cameroon vs Denmark
Ghana vs Australia
Holland vs Japan

Sunday, 20th June
Brazil vs Côte d'Ivoire
Italy vs New Zealand
Slovakia vs Paraguay

Monday, 21st June
Chile vs Switzerland
Portugal vs North Korea
Spain vs Honduras

Tuesday, 22nd June
France vs South Africa
Greece vs Argentina
Mexico vs Uruguay
Nigeria vs South Korea

Wednesday, 23rd June
Australia vs Serbia
Ghana vs Germany
Slovenia vs England
USA vs Algeria

Thursday, 24th June
Cameroon vs Holland
Denmark vs Japan
Paraguay vs New Zealand
Slovakia vs Italy

Friday, 25th June
Chile vs Spain
North Korea vs Côte d'Ivoire
Portugal vs Brazil
Switzerland vs Honduras

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