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Shaqiri: 'Everything is Possible' for Small Switzerland
Associated Press, June 26th, 2014 9:18AM

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Bayern Munich midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri put Switzerland safely into the round of 16, netting a hat trick in a 3-0 win against Honduras as Group E play came to a close on Wednesday. Switzerland qualified as the second-place team in the group as France drew 0-0 with Ecuador; the Swiss face Argentina in the round of 16 on Tuesday.

“We knew that we were going to show great soccer today,” Shaqiri said after the game. “For us, this has been really a dream to be in the World Cup, small Switzerland in the World Cup.” He added that the team is “really anxious” for the game with Argentina, led by Lionel Messi. “We also know that we are not the favorites for the match, but we are going to try for victory,” he said. “Getting to the round of 16, everything is possible. You never know.”

Added coach Ottmar Hitzfeld: “(It's) going to be a match that we have nothing to lose. We have a lot to gain.” Previously, the German tactician revealed that he will retire from coaching following this tournament. “We do have a chance, even against Argentina,” he said.

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