Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Shaqiri: 'Everything is Possible' for Small Switzerland
Associated Press, June 26th, 2014 9:18AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  ecuador, france, honduras, switzerland, world cup 2014

MOST COMMENTED

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.

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Sporting Demands UCL Replay     
Sporting Lisbon has lodged a formal complaint with UEFA demanding a replay of its UEFA Champions ...
FIFA Rankings: USA Falls to 23rd    
Jurgen Klinsmann's USA fell six places to 23rd in FIFA's international rankings following a pair of ...
Diego Costa Released from the Hospital     
Chelsea is expected to be without striker Diego Costa when the Blues visit Manchester United at ...
Reports: Ibra Suffers Injury Setback     
Reports in Sweden claim that Zlatan Ibrahimovic could require surgery on the heel injury that has ...
FIFA Backs Clasico Pause for Messi's Record     
Lionel Messi heads into Saturday's game against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu just one goal short ...
Allegri: Juve Can Still Qualify    
Massimiliano Allegri believes Juventus still has a good chance of qualifying for the Round of 16 ...
Mertesacker: Gunners Lack Confidence    
In a candid interview, Arsenal center-back Per Mertesacker admits that the Gunners are low on confidence ...
Rodgers: Why Always Balotelli?     
Once again, it was all about Mario Balotelli, as Liverpool coach Brendan Rodgers fielded a barrage ...
Report: Demand Amps Up Ahead of El Clasico    
This Saturday's Clasico between Real Madrid and Barcelona, which regularly draws hundreds of millions of viewers ...
Ferguson: Moyes Didn't Inherit Declining Man United    
Alex Ferguson has updated his book My Autobiography to include a section about the short reign ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives