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World Cup • Group E
  • 2nd Half
  • Switzerland
  • Costa Rica
  • Sommer (o.g.)
    90'
  • GamboaSmith
    90'
  • GuzmánAzofeifa
    90'
  • Waston
    89'
  • Drmic
    88'
  • Schär
    83'
  • ColindresWallace
    81'
  • ShaqiriLang
    81'
  • Zakaria
    75'
  • GavranovicDrmic
    69'
  • BehramiZakaria
    60'
  • Waston
    56'
  • 1st Half
  • Switzerland
  • Costa Rica
  • Lichtsteiner
    37'
  • Džemaili
    31'
  • Campbell
    29'
  • Gamboa
    11'
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Switzerland - Costa Rica
World Cup - 27 June 2018

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FULL-TIME. Well, it's smiles all round now, but that was a very strange last five minutes. Costa Rica at least go home with goals on the board - and Switzerland progress to the next stage. Thanks for your company this evening.

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Meanwhile, there were yellow cards given after the first penalty incident - you know, the one that wasn't given - which seems ridiculous seeing as officially the penalty never happened.

  • Yann Sommer
    Own-goalYann SommerSwitzerlandGOAL! Ruiz converts! Ish! He hits the bar, it bounces down, then off the keeper's back into the net.
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GOAL! Ruiz converts! Ish! He hits the bar, it bounces down, then off the keeper's back into the net.

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Campbell is bundled over after a tangle with Zakaria.

90'+2 

PENALTY TO COSTA RICA! NO, REALLY!

90' 

NO PENALTY TO COSTA RICA! The decision has been reversed.

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The man who's fouled - Ruiz - is offside...VAR is surely imminent.

89' 

PENALTY TO COSTA RICA!

  • Josip Drmic
    GoalJosip DrmicSwitzerlandGOAL! And there's the goal that should settle Swiss nerves. Drmic finishes beautifully, meeting a cross from the right and sidefooting into the net as his marker slips.
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88'

GOAL! And there's the goal that should settle Swiss nerves. Drmic finishes beautifully, meeting a cross from the right and sidefooting into the net as his marker slips.

84' 

Chaos. Shoving in the Switzerland box, Lichtsteiner holding his head after being charged by Wallace, Schar pulled up with what looked like an injury but might just be a boot adjustment.

83'

Schar has a tug of Campbell's arm, and gets booked as well.

  • Rodney Wallace
    OffDaniel ColindresCosta RicaAnd Wallace comes on too.
    TodayBlocked Shots1Fouls3Fouls against1Hit Post / Hit Bar1
  • Rodney Wallace
    OnRodney WallaceCosta Rica
81'

And Wallace comes on too.

80' 

Shaqiri heads off, replaced by Lang.

78' 

Another good header hitting the post, this one from Drmic, and it goes out for a corner, which comes to nothing.

75'

A booking for Zakaria for tugging Gamboa's arm.

73' 

Drmic looks a bit confused in his efforts to lead the line.

  • Josip Drmic
    OffMario GavranovicSwitzerlandGavranovic is off, Drmic replaces him, just as Costa Rica are about to take a corner.
    TodayBlocked Shots1Fouls1Fouls against1Wide1
  • Josip Drmic
    OnJosip DrmicSwitzerland
69'

Gavranovic is off, Drmic replaces him, just as Costa Rica are about to take a corner.

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63' 

Gamboa knocks it long towards Colindres, but he can't keep it. It's not long befor Costa Rica are back on the attack, though, with Ruiz showing determination.

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  • Denis Zakaria
    OffValon BehramiSwitzerlandBehrami is replaced by Zakaria.
    TodayWide1Free Kicks1
  • Denis Zakaria
    OnDenis ZakariaSwitzerland
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Behrami is replaced by Zakaria.

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  • Kendall Waston
    GoalKendall WastonCosta RicaGOAL! There's Costa Rica's goal! It's Waston who gets the final touch as he jumps above the Swiss defence to head home a corner kick.
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GOAL! There's Costa Rica's goal! It's Waston who gets the final touch as he jumps above the Swiss defence to head home a corner kick.

54' 

Lichtsteiner's attempted clearance is blocked by the referee, and it eventually falls to Oviedo, who's falling backwards as he tries to strike it left-footed.

53' 

And another counter, but this time it's Keylor Navas making an excellent save.

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Sommer comes out to put Campbell off. Brave goalkeeping.

52' 

Rodriguez swings in a corner, Embolo tries to get to it...and Costa Rica break.

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Campbell swings his leg in the box and gets exactly no reward, looking appalled with himself. As well he should, there was a good feint from Waston in the build-up there.

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To the far post, but Gonzalez can't get his head to it.

48' 

Corner to Costa Rica.

47' 

Oviedo makes a poor challenge, but Shaqiri wastes the subsequent free kick.

46' 

Costa Rica begin the second half.

45'+1 

HALF-TIME. Switzerland are edging this - but Costa Rica hit the bar twice. Can the Swiss hold on?

45' 

One minute to be added on here.

44' 

Gavranovic is looking for a one-two but nobody else realises it, and he ends up conceding possession.

42' 

Colindres makes a good run but sends Borges just a little too wide - he can't keep it in, and it's a goal kick.

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  • Stephan Lichtsteiner
    Yellow cardStephan LichtsteinerSwitzerlandThe Swiss captain sticks out a foot on Colindres and gets booked - he will miss the next match should Switzerland progress.
    TodayYellow Cards1Fouls1
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The Swiss captain sticks out a foot on Colindres and gets booked - he will miss the next match should Switzerland progress.

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34' 

It comes to nothing.

33' 

Dzemaili fancies a second, having another shot from a little further out this time, and it's deflected out for a corner.

  • Blerim Džemaili
    GoalBlerim DžemailiSwitzerlandGOAL! Dzemaili absolutely smashes it into the net. Shaqiri passes it to Lichtsteiner, who places the cross in, and it's nodded down by Embolo to enable Dzemaili to wallop it home from close range.
    TodayGoals1On target1Free Kicks1
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GOAL! Dzemaili absolutely smashes it into the net. Shaqiri passes it to Lichtsteiner, who places the cross in, and it's nodded down by Embolo to enable Dzemaili to wallop it home from close range.

  • Joel Campbell
    Yellow cardJoel CampbellCosta RicaAkanji has taken a smack to the chin from Campbell, but is claiming he was hit more in his face. Yellow card.
    TodayOn target1Yellow Cards1Fouls2Corners1
29'

Akanji has taken a smack to the chin from Campbell, but is claiming he was hit more in his face. Yellow card.

28' 

Rodriguez spreads it wide to the right, searching for Shaqiri but unable to find him.

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The short corner comes to nothing.

24' 

CLOSE! Colindres is galloping in on the left, Borges and Ruiz are standing waiting for a square ball, but he shoots and has it blocked.

22' 

Colindres attempts a cross low from the left, but it's rather weak and Sommer gathers easily, ahead of Campbell who's in the middle.

20' 

Then Sommer stretches to the max to collect the subsequent corner at the far post.

19' 

Sommer to the rescue again, at full stretch to his left and knocking another effort round the post.

17' 

CHANCE! Dzemaili and Gavranovic make an effort to link up, but the latter's effort bobbles wide.

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14' 

And now Gamboa has taken a smack to the head from his own goalkeeper. Accidentally, of course.

  • Cristian Gamboa
    Yellow cardCristian GamboaCosta RicaA deserved yellow card.
    TodayOn target1Yellow Cards1
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A deserved yellow card.

11' 

Gamboa goes in on Embolo, who looks like he might have some sore ankles there.

10' 

BAR! And another range shot from Colindres after Shaqiri decides to gift him the ball, and that hits the bar and bounces out again!

7' 

Another chance! Colindrez shoots from range, and that's always rising.

6' 

CHANCES! Campbell gets his shot away from the right side and Sommer saves, it eventually falls back to Borges, who lets off a bullet header, and again the goalkeeper is alert, palming it on to the post.

4' 

Long ball hefted forward by Xhaka, and Shaqiri does all the hard work before Guzman blocks it.

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Shaqiri curls it in low from the left, and Gavranovic can't connect with it at the near post.

2' 

Early free kick for Switzerland Shaqiri will fancy this.

1' 

5 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1 - kick-off!

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18:55 

The teams are out and it's time for the anthems.

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Switzerland, meanwhile, just need a point to secure their place in the next stage.

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Costa Rica can't progress to the next stage - but they'll be looking for a goal. They're the only team to still have a blank in that particular column.

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As always, I'm looking out for WWE wrestlers supporting their teams. Cesaro's always good value for a World Cup tweet.

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Teams: Switzerland - Sommer, Lichtsteiner, Akanji, Rodriguez, Schar, Xhaka, Behrami, Dzemaili, Shaqiri, Embolo, Gavranovic. /// Costa Rica - Navas, Acosta, Gonzalez, Oviedo, Gamboa, Waston, Borges, Colindres, Bryan Ruiz, Guzman, Campbell.

18:00 

Good evening, and welcome to our LIVE coverage of Switzerland v Costa Rica.