Switzerland have been eliminated from the World Cup after failing to beat Honduras, as the two sides played out a 0-0 draw in Bloemfontein.
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Mark Gonzalez ended 10-man Switzerland’s record run without conceding at the World Cup to put Chile on the brink of the last 16 with victory at Port Elizabeth in Group G.
The Swiss, who battled hard despite playing for an hour with just ten men following the dismissal of Valon Behrami, set the new mark having previously kept four clean sheets in Germany 2006.
World Soccer: Who are your favourites to win the World Cup?
Ottmar Hitzfeld: Brazil and Spain, the latter being unfortunately our first opponents in the 1st round…
How do you rate your group opponents?
Spain are currently the number one team in the world, tremendous midfield, extraordinary attack, outstanding individual players who also play as a team. Some people told me that Spain
Switzerland coach since 2008
One of only two coaches to win the European Cup/Champions League with two clubs (Borussia Dortmund in 1997 and Bayern Munich in 2001). Although German, he was born near the Swiss border and speaks in the Swiss dialect used in the region.
Caps: 25. Goals 0.
Third-choice at the 2006 World Cup, Benaglio was promoted just