Stu Forster

Switzerland vs. Ecuador, 2014 World Cup: Swiss grab 93rd minute stunner

It looked like we were headed for the first draw of this World Cup. We didn't get it, because this is the best World Cup ever. Switzerland stunned Ecuador with a 93rd minute winner to grab a 2-1 victory.

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Switzerland helped by the World Cup's best ref

A lot of referees wouldn't have allowed Switzerland to get into position to score their dramatic winner. Thanks, Ravshan Irmatov!

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Watch Switzerland's 93rd minute winner

Haris Seferovic stuns everyone.

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Switzerland snatch last-gasp win vs. Ecuador

Switzerland dramatically came from behind to win their World Cup opener against Ecuador.

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Today in fans with funny headgear

The Swiss are doing it right.

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Switzerland equalize through a super sub

Switzerland made two big changes at the half, and they've led directly to an equalizing goal. Substitute Admir Mehmedi was the scorer, heading in a free kick to tie the game at 1-1.

The other change was who was taking the free kicks. Xherdan Shaqiri took all of the set pieces in the first half and his delivery was poor. Ricardo Rodriguez took this one, and the result of his first effort was a goal. Ottmar Hitzfeld is making excellent adjustments.

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Two handballs, no penalties

It's pretty bad when a ref misses a clear handball.

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But this ref missed two clear handballs in about two seconds.

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Switzerland have all of the possession, but none of the luck and still no goals.

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Enner Valencia puts Ecuador up

Switzerland have been on top of Ecuador as expected early on, but their central defenders were always going to be their team's weak link. And they were awful on Enner Valencia's goal, scored with Ecuador's first clear chance of the game.

Valencia was in excellent form heading into this World Cup and is well-known as a dangerous scorer for Ecuador, so it's pretty stunning that he could get this free. The Swiss have the firepower to come back from this, but they're not going to go too far in this World Cup with defending like that.

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Ohhhh, FIFA rankings

We're with you, Alejandro Moreno.

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Switzerland vs. Ecuador: Lineups

Day four of the World Cup beings with the Swiss facing off against La Tri. Here are the lineups for both teams.

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Switzerland vs. Ecuador: How to watch

The Swiss face Ecuador in their Group E opener. Here's how to watch on TV and online.

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A new fan's primer for Switzerland vs. Ecuador

What to watch out for during Sunday's early game.

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Switzerland look to start well again vs. Ecuador

Switzerland will be looking to make the most of a hugely talented group of players, but Ecuador can cause them severe problems if they aren't careful in their opening game.

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