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World Cup Upset Alert! Swiss Shock Spain in Group H play

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Switzerland upsets Spain 1-0 shocking the soccer world!  Despite being out possessed, out shot, and out played for most of the game, the resilient Swiss scored a second half counter goal to defeat one of the tourney favorites, Spain.

Check out the recap .  Having picked them as my World Cup Champs, I must feel kind of silly right now as does most of the soccer world.  Even if Spain recovers and wins their next 2 games, it is likely that we may see Spain against Brazil in the second round which would be more like a final than a second round game.

Tactically, Spain did everything they could to create quality chances especially in the first half.  But compact organized defending and good GK play allowed the Swiss to preserve a shutout.  Spain did not lose a game in all of WC qualifying, going 10 - 0 and only conceding a few goals while scoring them in bunches.  They will be back and I still have faith that they will advance.

In earlier Group H action, Chile outplayed Honduras and won 1-0 in a one sided affair.  Chile should have scored 2 or 3 in the second half as well but Honduras GK made the save of the tourney.  Chile is a side to contend with and they very likely to win this group if they can hold serve against the Swiss and get a point from Spain.  Check out the recap of the Chile-Honduras game.

Stay tuned this afternoon, cheer on Bafana Bafana (South Africa) as they look to enjoy host nation power against Uruguay.  This is a pivotal game for both teams that need 3 points to take control of the group.  Game time at 2:30 pm. EST today.

Don't you just love World Cup time!

UC Soccer Staff

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