Switzerland Shocks Spain in World Cup

Switzerland pulled off a shocking upset today at the World Cup by beating European champion, and World Cup favorite Spain 1-0 on a second-half goal by Gelson Fernandes.

This is hands down the biggest upset of the World Cup so far! I wouldn’t want to be the team that Spain faces next, that’s for sure!

From ESPN:

Spain outshot the Swiss 24-8 and held the ball 63 percent of the time, but could find no way through Switzerland’s determined defense.

It was Switzerland’s first win over Spain.

Eren Derdiyok created Switzerland’s goal by surging through the center of Spain’s defense and rounding Iker Casillas on one of Switzerland’s rare attacks. Gerard Pique‘s desperate tackle stopped Derdiyok, but Fernandes was on hand to pounce on the loose ball and score.

At the final whistle, Fernandes fell to his knees and raised both arms to the sky. The entire team then went to the small section of Swiss fans in the Moses Mabhida Stadium and saluted them as they cheered and rang alpine cow bells.

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