June 25, 2018 / 3:03 PM / 3 months ago

FACTBOX-Soccer-Switzerland v Costa Rica

    NIZNHY NOVGOROD, June 25 (Reuters) - Switzerland play Costa
Rica in a Group E game at the World Cup on Wednesday.
    
    Where: Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod
    Capacity: 45,000 
    
    When: Wednesday, June 27, 2100 local (1800 GMT/2 PM ET)
    
    Referee: To be announced
    
    Key stats:    
    * Costa Rica are already eliminated
    * A draw will take Switzerland through whatever the result
of the match between Brazil and Serbia.
    * Switzerland will go through with a defeat if Serbia lose
to Brazil.
    * Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri could be ruled out of the
match if FIFA bans them for their goal celebrations in the 2-1
win over Serbia, when the players appeared to make a political
gesture.
    * Switzerland have lost only one of their last 24 matches.
    * Switzerland also faced CONCACAF opponents at the last two
World Cups. They drew 0-0 with Honduras in 2010 and beat the
same opponents 3-0 in 2014.
    * Costa Rica reached the quarter-finals at the last World
Cup and did not lose a game, going out on penalties to the
Netherlands. This time, they have lost their two opening games
without scoring.
    * Switzerland will face a team from Group F if they qualify
- which could be any of Germany, Mexico, Sweden or South Korea.
    
        GROUP F STANDINGS
               MP    W     D    L    GF   GA    GD    Pts
 Brazil        2     1     1    0    3    1     2     4
 Switzerland   2     1     1    0    3    2     1     4
 Serbia        2     1     0    1    2    2     0     3
 Costa Rica    2     0     0    2    0    3     -3    0
 
    Previous meetings: The two sides have met twice before, both
times in friendlies played in Switzerland.
    Switzerland won 2-0 in 2006 and lost 1-0 four years later.

 (Writing by Brian Homewood; Editing by Tony Lawrence)
  
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