June 25, 2018 / 3:28 PM / 5 months ago

Factbox - Switzerland v Costa Rica

NIZNHY NOVGOROD (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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