Xherdan Shaqiri may fly below the radar at times as a Stoke City midfielder, but “The Alpine Messi” performed his magic late in today’s Euro 2016 matchup against Poland as he delivered an astounding golazo that brought his Switzerland side level.
Puma, the producer of a skintight product worn during physical activity to protect the wearer from the hazardous aspects of said activity without inhibiting performance or pleasure, was embarrassed this weekend when the shirts they made for the Swiss national team repeatedly tore in the heat of the action.…
FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, were raided yesterday by police, as they sought evidence that former top FIFA officials Sepp Blatter, Jerome Valcke, Markus Kattner illegally awarded themselves $80 million in pay raises and bonuses, AP reports. Blatter and Valcke were previously banned from FIFA by its…
Remember six months ago, when Swiss authorities raided a luxury hotel in Zurich to arrest a number of FIFA officials, on behalf of the U.S. Justice Department? Luckily for those of us who want to see the incompetent and corrupt world soccer organization brought to its knees, it’s happening again!
Good news broke today, and that news is that Switzerland has opened a criminal investigation against Sepp Blatter, the current FIFA president who just will not die. He’s facing suspicion of “criminal mismanagement” and “misappropriation.”
Usually, you’d think you’d know about a team after a long World Cup qualifying campaign, especially one that traversed the oft-difficult UEFA gauntlet. But one question still engulfs Switzerland as they head to Canada: are they any good?
Ooooh, there's that boy Brek Shea! Maybe he did learn something on those cold, rainy Wednesday nights with Stoke's U21 team, after all!
FC Grenchen, of Switzerland's fourth division, suck at soccer. In their last nine matches, they've collected all of zero points while shipping 66—yes, 66—goals, 10 of which came at the feet of FC Luzern's youth squad. Following that horrific result, Grenchen's sporting director decided to cut 11 players.
Lionel Messi provided the pass and Ángel di María converted the shot to take Argentina past Switzerland and into the quarterfinals.
Argentina took on Switzerland today in the round of 16. Like so many other matches in the knockout stage, this game was deadlocked after 90 minutes, which meant the teams had to play on for 30 more minutes. Twenty-eight minutes in, shit got nuts.
Wanna talk about the game? Here you go.
Argentina have yet to put together a performance worthy of the many stars they've brought with them to Brazil. Despite gaining the full nine points from the group stage, Argentina's play was a disappointment to the vast majority of those who'd tipped them as pre-tournament favorites to win it all. Gone is the…
Yep, that's a goddamned banger.
The final matches of Group E are about to kick off, with France taking on Ecuador and Switzerland facing Honduras. Each team still has a chance to make the Round of 16, and this chart shows the various ways things could shake out.
We noted yesterday how awesome Colombian broadcast goal calls are, but Costa Rica and Ecuador are offering just as stiff a challenge. Here's every goal scored yesterday, as heard back in that country. (Costa Rica is above, from national radio. It includes singing.)
After just barely qualifiying for the World Cup, it looks like France have finally gotten their shit together, and are currently putting the fear of God into Switzerland. They're up 3-0, thanks in part to two goals scored just one minute apart midway through half.
Here's your daily highlight reel of goals as called by announcers from the countries that scored them. GOL!!!
Just when it looked like Switzerland and Ecuador were content to see off a fairly boring, poorly played draw, the Swiss rode a barnstorming counter in literally the last few seconds of the match to win 2-1.