NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Jun. 27, 2018 (AMP) — Russia 2018 : Switzerland tied 2-2 with Costa Rica (halftime: 1-0), in a World Cup group stage game on Wednesday night at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium.
The Swisss started off well by taking the lead thanks to Swiss midfielder Blerim Džemaili in the 31st minute. However, even though they were leading 1-0 at half time, and despite Drmić goal ('88) in the second period, they could not prevent a comeback by Costa Rica with goals by Waston ('56) and Yann Sommer ('90 own).Switzerland advance to the Round of 16. Costa Rica is eliminated.
Fixtures and Results : Group E
Switzerland at the World Cup
- 11 appearances (first in 1934)
- 20 participations in the qualifications (first in 1934)
Costa Rica at the World Cup
- 5 appearances (first in 1990)
- 16 participations in the qualifications (first in 1958)
- 27 June 2018
- Nizhny Novgorod
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