June 27, 2018 / 6:54 PM / 24 days ago

Soccer-Switzerland lead Costa Rica to stay on course for last 16

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia, June 27 (Reuters) - Blerim Dzemaili blasted Switzerland into a 1-0 halftime lead against Costa Rica with a close range strike in the 31st minute on Wednesday to put them on course for the next round of the World Cup.

Already-eliminated Costa Rica twice hit the woodwork in the opening 10 minutes but remained the only side at the tournament without a goal. (Reporting by Mark Gleeson; Editing by Julien Pretot)

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