Spain has many of the best players in the world, but what happened to those big names in soccer during their match against Switzerland? Keep reading to know this full story plus check out the photos and video below.
Spain and Switzerland were the last team in the ‘H’ category to play in the first round of the 2010 World Cup at the The Durban Moses Mabbida Stadium in Durban, South Africa.
Many people have high hopes for Spain. Many were pretty sure Spain would win with many goals against Switzerland and it did seem that way in the first half of the match. Spain was dominating and playing beautifully. I really did think that this was going to be finally the best match in the World Cup, but I was wrong.
The first half ended with no goals, but I was full of anticipation and hopes to see many goals from Spain–after all they are the second best team in the world, seriously they are! But it was actually Switzerland ( ranking on the 24 place) that opened the score board with a goal on the 51 minute mark by Gelson Fernandez.
After that Switzerland focused merely on defending and securing their three points against Spain, who tried in every possible way to score, but most their shots were way too high or totally out of course. They had the opportunity with a corner kick but the Swiss defense was superior. At the end and after 5 minutes in injury time, and after Spain even brought Fernando “ El Nino” Torres” they lost 1-0 to Switzerland. Their next rival Honduras comes on June 21, and Chile will face Switzerland also on June 21.
|Coach: Vicente del Bosque||Coach: Ottmar Hitzfeld|
|1 Iker Casillas||1 Diego Benaglio|
|14 Xavi Alonso||17 Reto Ziegler|
|5 Carles Puyol||13 Stephane Grichting|
|15 Sergio Ramos||4 Philippe Senderos|
|8 Xavi Hernandez||2 Stephan Lichsteiner|
|6 Andres Iniesta||16 gelson fernandes|
|16 Sergio Busquets||8 Gokhan Inter|
|21 David Silva||7 Tranquilo Barnetta|
|3 Gerard Pique||6 Benjamin Huggel|
|11 Joan Capdevilla||10 Blaise Nkufo|
|7 David Villa||19 Eren Derdiyok|
Check out this photos and the video below
World Cup Pictures.
Spain vs. Switzerland Video
Photos: www.WENN.com/ News Pictures, Kate Davey, Matthew Hines, Zajicova, Thomas Faehnrich.