Switzerland advance to second round of Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup

Switzerland advance to second round of Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup

Switzerland has made it to the round of 16 at the World Cup despite twice losing the lead in a 2-2 draw with Costa Rica, which are already out of the tournament.

Costa Rica scored from Bryan Ruiz spot-kick in stoppage time to tie the game on Wednesday night, but it didn’t affect Switzerland’s progression as the second-place team in Group E.

Brazil topped the group after defeating Serbia 2-0 and will play Mexico while Switzerland will play Sweden.

Bjerim Dzemaili scored Switzerland’s first goal from close range shot after being set up by a header from Breel Embolo.

Costa Rica got its first goal in competition when defender Kendall Waston headed in a corner early in the second to equalize.

Substitute Josip Drmic put Switzerland up 2-1 in the 88th minute. Ruiz’s penalty kick hit the crossbar and next bounced in off of goalkeeper Yann Sommer.

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