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Last-gasp Di Maria saves Argentina, sinks Swiss

Angel Di Maria scored the only goal in the 11th hour of extra time, following superb work from Lionel Messi, to send Argentina into the FIFA World Cup quarter-finals and eliminate Switzerland.

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Quotes

“We were up against a very awkward side, and we probed down the right and probed down the left. I’d like to congratulate my players on their great performance, though there are some areas where we need to improve,” Alejandro Sabella, Argentina coach. 

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15:56

OBRIGADO
Thank you for following along with our LIVE coverage from Sao Paulo, where we saw Argentina leave it late to sink Switzerland and earn a spot in the quarter-finals. Since the action at the Arena de Sao Paulo went into extra time, that means today's second Round of 16 match is now only a little over an hour away from kick-off, when Belgium will do battle with USA in Salvador. Please join us for that game as we find out who will face La Albiceleste in Brasilia on Saturday, 5 July in the quarter-finals.

15:39
Argentina
ArgentinaARG
Switzerland
SwitzerlandSUI

Statistics

Ball possession

62%
38%
19Fouls Committed28
22Attempts On Target7
29Shots14
1Total Goals scored0
0Penalties scored0
15:39
15:37

FULL-TIME: Di Maria's strike does enough damage to see Argentina through despite a late flurry of chances for Switzerland in the final minutes. It's elation for Argentina and heartbreak for Switzerland as the South Americans secure a spot in the quarter-finals.

15:35
MESSI
ArgentinaARG
Forward

has been elected Man of the Match

120MINUTES PLAYED65TOTAL PASSES0GOALS FOR2SHOTS
15:34
The referee blows for the end of the second period of extra time.
15:34
120'+BIGLIA (Argentina) blocks the shot.
15:34
120'+SHAQIRI (Switzerland) hits his free-kick on target.
15:34

Ezequiel Garay puts a desperate challenge on Shaqiri and takes down the No23 just outside the area to earn a yellow and set-up a dangerous free-kick for the Swiss.

15:32
120'+ GARAY (Argentina) is booked by the referee.

Ezequiel Garay puts a desperate challenge on Shaqiri and takes down the No23 just outside the area to earn a yellow and set-up a dangerous free-kick for the Swiss.

Man of the Match

Forward

has been elected Budweiser MAN OF THE MATCH!

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Line-ups

Argentina
ArgentinaARG
Switzerland
SwitzerlandSUI
(GK)
(GK)
(C)
106'
66'
(C)
113'
82'
Misses next match if booked 105'+1
Misses next match if booked
74'
SubstitutesSubstitutes
(GK)
(GK)
(GK)
(GK)
106'
82'
74'
113'
66'
Injured
105'+1
Injured
CoachCoach
Alejandro SABELLA (ARG)Ottmar HITZFELD (GER)

Match Facts

Sao Paulo

Arena de Sao Paulo

  • Stadium nameArena de Sao Paulo
  • CitySao Paulo
  • Year constructed2014
  • Overall capacity62601

Weather

  • Sunny
  • 23° CTemperature
  • 11 m/sWind
  • 30 %Humidity

Officials

  • Referee: Jonas ERIKSSON
    Sweden
    SwedenSWE
  • Assistant Referee 1: Mathias KLASENIUS (SWE)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Daniel WARNMARK (SWE)
  • Fourth official: Svein Oddvar MOEN (NOR)

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