World Cup - Day 9
Switzerland were left down-hearted after their 5-2 defeat to France, but Xherdan Shaqiri, Granit Xhaka, Johann Djourou and Co can still reach the Round of 16
There were six Bundesliga players in the Swiss starting XI for their Group E clash: Diego Benaglio (back, l.), Djourou (back, 2nd l.), Ricardo Rodriguez (back, 3rd l.), Admir Mehmedi (back, r.), Shaqiri (front, r.) and Xhaka (front, 2nd l.)
VfL Wolfsburg's Diego Benaglio (c.) saved a penalty in the 33rd minute, but it was ultimately in all vain as France prevailed 5-2
1. FSV Mainz 05 and Costa Rican defender Junior Diaz had a superb game at left-back against Italy and he played a huge role at both ends of the pitch in a 1-0 victory
The 30-year-old expertly shut down Italy's right flank and provided the cross for the only goal of the evening
Maybe Italy would have been better off letting soon-to-be Borussia Dortmund striker Ciro Immobile (c.) play, rather than leaving him on the bench for 90 minutes...
Ecuador kept their hopes of progressing from Group E at the 2014 FIFA World Cup alive in Friday's final game as they collected a 2-1 win over Honduras with VfB Stuttgart youngster Carlos Gruezo (l.) coming off the bench to make a brief cameo appearance in the dying minutes of the encounter