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FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010

Season 1 Episode 48

Switzerland vs. Honduras

Aired Daily 7:00 AM Jun 25, 2010 on ESPN
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Switzerland vs. Honduras

Group H, Match 48: Switzerland vs. Honduras. 8:30 PM, Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein.

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  • sui vs. hon

    Believe it or not (George isn't at home, or I'm walking on air, your pick) but Honduras actually had a shot to advance here. They needed to win by a large margin, and they needed Spain to lose horribly, but they still had a shot. Switzerland, who stunned Spain in their opener, also had a shot to win it all, but neither team advanced because they had yet another draw.

    2010 will be known as the year of the draw for its World Cup and that is not a very good thing. Hopefully the round of 16 makes up for this.moreless

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Switzerland Coach Ottmar Hitzfeld: We were fired up for this one, and we concentrated hard in training. I had a good feeling about the match, but we didn't start at all well. Our challenges were a little timid and we couldn't get the final ball away in attack. We built up a head of steam in the second half, but that handed our opponents chances on the break, so it was end-to-end stuff for a time. But to score, you also need a little bit of luck, and we were out of luck today. And overall, we have to be honest and say we've not performed at a level which would justify a place in the last 16.

    • Honduras Coach Reinaldo Rueda: It was a very exciting match. We could have come away with more than a point, but we only got going once it was too late. We failed to make the most of our chances. On the one hand, that's due to the inexperience of some of my players, and on the other hand, we tried to do things on our own at times when it would have been better to look for a team-mate. I'm very disappointed, but we can still be proud of that performance.

    • Switzerland Midfielder Tranquillo Barnetta: I really don't know what was wrong with us today. We battered away at them, but we couldn't find the killer pass. We all need to take a good, hard look at ourselves, because we need to be making more chances against a team like Honduras, who have a few problems in defense.

    • Honduras Goalkeeper Noel Vallederes: I reckon we weren't bad tonight. We had a lot more possession than in our previous matches. We had a couple of good chances, but the ball just didn't want to go in.

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