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World Cup: Switzerland qualify for knockouts after 2-2 draw with Costa Rica

Switzerland's midfielder Blerim Dzemaili (C) celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group E football match between Switzerland and Costa Rica at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod on June 27, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Martin BERNETTI / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MOBILE PUSH ALERTS/DOWNLOADS

Nizhny Novgorod, June 28: Switzerland sailed into the pre-quarterfinals of the FIFA World Cup after playing out a thrilling 2-2 draw against Costa Rica in a Group E clash here on Wednesday. Blerim Dzemaili (31st) gave


2018 FIFA World Cup 2018: Switzerland Vs Costa Rica – Match Preview

/ 27 June 2018
Switzerland

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Switzerland team is set to face Costa Rica in their final match in Group E on Wednesday (June 27) They were in a great position to qualify for the round of 16 after they picked


World Cup: Brazil look to seal qualification against Serbia

Serbia, Brazil

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Sochi, June 26: Brazil will look to build on their morale-boosting 2-0 win over Costa Rica and seal a berth in the knockout stages when they take the field in their final Group E match here


FIFA World Cup: Costa Rica disappointed after Brazil defeat

Brazil

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San Jose, June 23: Costa Rican fans and media were bitter after their team was eliminated from the 2018 Russia World Cup, after losing 0-2 to Brazil. Costa Rica played an almost perfect defensive game, holding


Brazil’s Temer congratulates team on first 2018 World Cup victory

Rio de Janeiro, June 23: Brazil’s President Michel Temer congratulated the national football team for their victory against Costa Rica in the second group match in Russia World Cup. Brazil won by 2-0 in a dramatic


David vs Goliath: Brazil, Costa Rica ready to face off in St. Petersburg

Saint Petersburg (Russia), June 22: Soccer fans clad in yellow and green joined others sporting blue, white and red here on Friday as Brazil geared up to take on Costa Rica, a David vs Goliath game


Costa Rican President wishes soccer team success vs Brazil

San Jose, June 22: The president of Costa Rica telephoned the national soccer team to wish them success and show his support for the players in the 2018 World Cup Group E match against Brazil on


Costa Rican ex-World Cup hero now training new generation of keepers

San Jose, June 22: Luis Gabelo Conejo’s net-minding skills led Costa Rica to the knockout stage of the 1990 World Cup and also landed him a coveted roster spot with a European club. Now 58, he


Neymar back in Brazil training after foot injury fears

Sochi (Russia), June 21: Star footballer Neymar was back in training for Brazil after tweaking his ankle the day before, allaying fears he could miss their second World Cup Group E clash with Costa Rica on


Serbia defender Tosic cautions team against over-confidence

Saransk (Russia), June 21: Serbia defender Dusko Tosic said on Wednesday that his national team is facing a must-win match against Switzerland, and cautioned against overconfidence after beating Costa Rica 1-0 in their debut in the


Points table
Group A MP W L +/- PTS
Uruguay 3 3 0 +5 9
Russia 3 2 1 +4 6
Saudi Arabia 3 1 2 -5 3
Egypt 3 0 3 -4 0
Group B MP W L +/- PTS
Spain 3 1 0 +1 5
Portugal 3 1 0 +1 5
Iran 3 1 1 0 4
Morocco 3 0 2 -2 1
Group C MP W L +/- PTS
France 3 2 0 +2 7
Denmark 3 1 0 +1 5
Peru 3 1 2 0 3
Australia 3 0 2 -3 1
Group D MP W L +/- PTS
Croatia 3 3 0 +6 9
Argentina 3 1 1 -2 4
Nigeria 3 1 2 -1 3
Iceland 3 0 2 -3 1
Group E MP W L +/- PTS
Brazil 3 2 0 +4 7
Switzerland 3 1 0 +1 5
Serbia 3 1 2 -2 3
Costa Rica 3 0 2 -3 1
Group F MP W L +/- PTS
Sweden 3 2 1 +3 6
Mexico 3 2 1 -1 6
South Korea 3 1 2 0 3
Germany 3 1 2 -2 3
Group G MP W L +/- PTS
Belgium 3 3 0 +7 9
England 3 2 1 +5 6
Tunisia 3 1 2 -3 3
Panama 3 0 3 -9 0
Group H MP W L +/- PTS
Colombia 3 2 1 +3 6
Japan 3 1 1 0 4
Senegal 3 1 1 0 4
Poland 3 1 2 -3 3