The Red Crosses of Switzerland beat the Red and Whites Eagles in their final Group G game in an all European clash on Friday night in Qatar at the ongoing 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament.
Switzerland secured their spot in the 2022 World Cup Round of 16 as they beat Serbia 3-2 in a thrilling finale to Group G.
Both sides turned in their best 45 minutes of the competition thus far in the first half, as goals from Xherdan Shaqiri, Aleksandar Mitrovic, Dusan Vlahovic and Breel Embolo tied the contest at 2-2 at the break.
However, the tempo dropped after the restart, allowing Remo Freuler’s smart finish to give the Swiss the edge in the closing stages.
Murat Yakin’s side had to dig deep to get over the line but sealed progression in second place behind Brazil to set up a meeting with Portugal in the knockout stages.
Shaqiri — SWI — 20th Min
Mitrovic — SER — 25th Min
Vlahovic — SER — 36th Min
Embolo — SWI — 44th Min
Freuler — SWI — 49th Min
Serbia confirmed lineup (3-4-2-1, right to left): 23. V. Milinkovic-Savic (GK) — 4. Milenkovic, 5. Veljkovic, 2. Pavlovic — 14. Zivkovic, 20. Milinkovic-Savic, 16. Lukic, 17. Kostic — 10. Tadic — 9. Mitrovic, 18. Vlahovic
Switzerland confirmed lineup (4-2-3-1, right to left): 21. Kobel (GK) — 3. Widmer, 5. Akanji, 22. Schar, 13. Rodriguez — 8. Freuler, 10. Xhaka — 23. Shaqiri, 15. Sow, 17. Vargas — 7. Embolo.
By: D. N. A. MENSAH, Daily Mail GH /Follow the writer @SkipperWrites on Twitter