Friday, June 04, 2010

Switzerland: I didn't know they qualified

Switzerland is one of those countries that can be easily forgotten even when they play well. Their results in the 2006 were pretty decent, where they didn't concede any goal but everybody forgot them. They qualified to this World Cup because they came in the easiest group in the qualification. They had to only overpass Greece, Latvia and Israel. They even lost at home to Luxembourg.

Again, they come in one of the easiest group in the Cup. There is Spain who is the strongest in the group, but there's also Honduras and Chile, who are defeatable. It still remains a big challenge to this Swiss team to get to the second round, but we'll be watching Yakin and Frie led by coach Ottmar Hitzfeld.

Clip to Remember

In the quarter-finals of the 1954 World Cup that they hosted, the lost to Austria 7-5, which is the most number of goals scored in one game in any world cup. First half: Austria 5-4!


In the picture above: Xenia Tchoumitcheva, who came second in Miss Switzerland 2008.


Tha2ir said...

To be honest, I didn't know that they've qualified too! Good to know. but why did you put the picture of the 2nd contestant, why not the first one?

Haitham Seelawi said...
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Hareega said...

Tha2ir, if you watch enough beauty pegeants, you'll know that the most beautiful is usually who comes in second

Batir said...

I will tip Chile to overcome Switzerland to the 2nd spot and I will not be surprised even to see Hondouras providing more attacking and exciting football than the swiss. In 2006 they did not let in a gaol since they played France, Togo and Korea and then joined Ukraine for the most boring match in the 2006 world cup. Both should have been knocked out together!!

Hareega said...

I think Honduras can do something here