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Jun 25, 2014

We suffered terribly in win over Honduras, says Swiss coach

MANAUS Brazil (Reuters) – Switzerland suffered terribly as they secured a second round spot by beating Honduras 3-0 in the final World Cup Group E match in very sticky conditions, coach Ottmar Hitzfeld said.

The win set up a daunting last-16 game against Argentina on Tuesday but the conditions were extremely difficult with the temperature at kickoff 26 degrees Celsius (79 degrees Fahrenheit) and a humidity of 88 percent.

Jun 25, 2014

Soccer-We suffered terribly in win over Honduras, says Swiss coach

MANAUS, Brazil, June 25 (Reuters) – Switzerland suffered terribly as they secured a second round spot by beating Honduras 3-0 in the final World Cup Group E match in very sticky conditions, coach Ottmar Hitzfeld said.

The win set up a daunting last-16 game against Argentina on Tuesday but the conditions were extremely difficult with the temperature at kickoff 26 degrees Celsius (79 degrees Fahrenheit) and a humidity of 88 percent.

Jun 25, 2014

Brazilian sports minister condemns Suarez

MANAUS Brazil (Reuters) – Brazilian Sports Minister Aldo Rebelo on Wednesday condemned Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez for appearing to bite an Italian opponent, saying “it was very bad” that the incident had taken place. 

FIFA could slap a lengthy ban on Suarez, who seemed to sink his teeth into the shoulder of defender Giorgio Chiellini during the game on Tuesday. Uruguay went on to win 1-0 and qualify from the group and Italy were knocked out. 

Jun 25, 2014

Soccer-Brazilian sports minister condemns Suarez

MANAUS, Brazil, June 25 (Reuters) – Brazilian Sports Minister Aldo Rebelo on Wednesday condemned Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez for appearing to bite an Italian opponent, saying “it was very bad” that the incident had taken place.

FIFA could slap a lengthy ban on Suarez, who seemed to sink his teeth into the shoulder of defender Giorgio Chiellini during the game on Tuesday. Uruguay went on to win 1-0 and qualify from the group and Italy were knocked out.

Jun 25, 2014

Confident Swiss won’t play for draw against Honduras: coach

MANAUS Brazil (Reuters) – Switzerland are confident ahead of their final World Cup Group E game against Honduras on Wednesday and will not settle for the draw that may be good enough for them to advance, coach Ottmar Hitzfeld said on Tuesday.

Switzerland have three points and a draw would see them into the second round as long as leaders France beat Ecuador in the other group game.

Jun 25, 2014

Soccer-Confident Swiss won’t play for draw against Honduras – coach

MANAUS, Brazil, June 24 (Reuters) – Switzerland are confident ahead of their final World Cup Group E game against Honduras on Wednesday and will not settle for the draw that may be good enough for them to advance, coach Ottmar Hitzfeld said on Tuesday.

Switzerland have three points and a draw would see them into the second round as long as leaders France beat Ecuador in the other group game.

Jun 24, 2014

Honduras will be more aggressive against Swiss, says coach

MANAUS Brazil (Reuters) – Honduras will be more aggressive in their final Group E match against Switzerland on Wednesday and will try to tire out their European opponents in humid conditions, coach Luis Fernando Suarez said on Tuesday.

Honduras, bottom of the group with no points, can still qualify if they overturn a minus four goal difference with Ecuador and France beat the Ecuadorians in the other match.

Jun 24, 2014

Soccer-Honduras will be more aggressive against Swiss, says coach

MANAUS, Brazil, June 24 (Reuters) – Honduras will be more aggressive in their final Group E match against Switzerland on Wednesday and will try to tire out their European opponents in humid conditions, coach Luis Fernando Suarez said on Tuesday.

Honduras, bottom of the group with no points, can still qualify if they overturn a minus four goal difference with Ecuador and France beat the Ecuadorians in the other match.

Jun 23, 2014

Swiss hope to banish 2010 nightmare in Honduras rematch

MANAUS Brazil (Reuters) – Switzerland meet Honduras in their final World Cup Group E game on Sunday seeking to banish bad memories of 2010, when they scraped a goalless draw against the same opponents and crashed out early.

Switzerland manager Ottmar Hitzfeld, trying to repair his team’s spirit after their 5-2 thumping against France in the previous game, dismissed questions about the parallels with four years ago.

Jun 23, 2014

Soccer-Swiss hope to banish 2010 nightmare in Honduras rematch

MANAUS, Brazil, June 23 (Reuters) – Switzerland meet Honduras in their final World Cup Group E game on Sunday seeking to banish bad memories of 2010, when they scraped a goalless draw against the same opponents and crashed out early.

Switzerland manager Ottmar Hitzfeld, trying to repair his team’s spirit after their 5-2 thumping against France in the previous game, dismissed questions about the parallels with four years ago.

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      "I have been the National Political Correspondent in Canada for Reuters since 1999, focussing on politics, defence (in particular Canada's role in the Afghan War) and the environment. I won the award for Reuters Treasury scoop in 2009 for my work at the G20 summit. From 1995 to 1999 I worked in London, mainly covering foreign affairs, and from 1989 to 1995 I was stationed in Moscow where I covered the collapse of the Soviet Union and the many conflicts this helped trigger."
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