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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.

15:32
120'+GARAY (Argentina) is penalised after committing a foul.
15:31
120'+DI MARIA (Argentina) sees an effort go off target.
15:31
120'+BASANTA (Argentina) commits a foul.
15:30
120'+DZEMAILI (Switzerland) sees an effort go off target.

WIDE: Dzemali's header rattles off the post and he doesn't know anything about the rebound but it bounces off his knee and just wide of the post. Switzerland cannot possibly get any closer than that without scoring.

15:30
120'+DZEMAILI (Switzerland) is denied by the post.
15:30
120'+RODRIGUEZ (Switzerland) swings in the corner.
15:29
120' DI MARIA (Argentina) is cautioned.
15:29
120'DI MARIA (Argentina) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on RODRIGUEZ (Switzerland).
15:29
15:27
118' DI MARIA (Argentina) scores!!

GOAL! Di Maria puts Argentina into the lead! Messi skips past his defender and finds Di Maria on the right who calmly finishes into the bottom corner past a diving Benaglio.

15:23
114'BASANTA (Argentina) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on SEFEROVIC (Switzerland).
15:22
113' DZEMAILI (in) comes off the bench to replace MEHMEDI (out) (Switzerland)

Hitzfeld makes his third and final switch, bringing on some new pace of his own to battle Argentina's two recent changes.

Player Statistics

Switzerland
SwitzerlandSUI
Forward
  • Total Goals scored0
  • Assists0
  • Attempts On Target0
  • Yellow/Red cards0 / 0
  • Fouls committed/suffered2 / 1
  • Passes (complete)54 (34)
  • Passes Completion Rate62.96%
  • Tackles1
Switzerland
SwitzerlandSUI
Midfielder
  • 36International Caps
  • 179Centimeters
  • Date of Birth12 Apr 1986
  • Current clubSSC Napoli (ITA)
15:22

Johan Djourou deflects the shot for a corner, but Di Maria's ensuing effort sails high.

15:21
112'DI MARIA (Argentina) sees an effort go off target.
15:21
112'MESSI (Argentina) swings in the corner.
15:20
112'DJOUROU (Switzerland) blocks the shot.
15:20
112'DI MARIA (Argentina) sees his effort hit the target.
15:20
111'INLER (Switzerland) blocks the shot.
15:19
111'MASCHERANO (Argentina) sees his effort hit the target.
15:18
109'FERNANDES (Switzerland) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on F. FERNANDEZ (Argentina).
15:18

GOOD SAVE: Di Maria, who has looked dangerous all game, strikes from the edge of the area and forces Benaglio to tip it wide.

15:18
109'DI MARIA (Argentina) takes a corner kick.
15:17
109'BENAGLIO (Switzerland) blocks the shot.
15:17
109'DI MARIA (Argentina) sees his effort hit the target.
15:16
107'MEHMEDI (Switzerland) is penalised after committing a foul.
15:14
106' BIGLIA (in) comes off the bench to replace GAGO (out) (Argentina)

A midfield swap is the last substitution for Sabella, looking for more fresh legs late on.

Player Statistics

Argentina
ArgentinaARG
Midfielder
  • Total Goals scored0
  • Assists0
  • Attempts On Target1
  • Yellow/Red cards0 / 0
  • Fouls committed/suffered2 / 3
  • Passes (complete)81 (64)
  • Passes Completion Rate79.01%
  • Tackles4
Argentina
ArgentinaARG
Midfielder
  • 22International Caps
  • 175Centimeters
  • Date of Birth30 Jan 1986
  • Current clubSS Lazio (ITA)
15:14
The referee signals the start of the second period of extra time.

The second half starts with Argentina's third and final change to note.

15:13

END OF FIRST-HALF OF EXTRA TIME: The first 15 minutes have ended with Switzerland firmly in control of the proceedings, save a couple of Argentinian counter-attacks. The South Americans are looking more fatigued than their European opposition, but they had the legs left to burst forward with pace, leaving all to play for in this final 15 minutes before penalties.

15:11
The referee blows for the end of the first period of extra time.
15:11
105'+BEHRAMI (Switzerland) blocks the shot.
15:11
105'+DI MARIA (Argentina) sees his effort hit the target.
15:10
105'+ BASANTA (in) comes off the bench to replace ROJO (out) (Argentina)

Sabella brings on fresh legs through Basanta.

Player Statistics

Argentina
ArgentinaARG
Defender
  • Total Goals scored0
  • Assists0
  • Attempts On Target1
  • Yellow/Red cards1 / 0
  • Fouls committed/suffered1 / 1
  • Passes (complete)73 (55)
  • Passes Completion Rate75.34%
  • Tackles4
Argentina
ArgentinaARG
Defender
  • 10International Caps
  • 188Centimeters
  • Date of Birth03 Apr 1984
  • Current clubCF Monterrey (MEX)
15:10

Switzerland are in control of the final minutes of the first-half of extra time as Argentina struggle to get the ball out of their half.

15:06
103'F. FERNANDEZ (Argentina) blocks the shot.
15:06
103'SEFEROVIC (Switzerland) sees his effort hit the target.
15:05
102'SEFEROVIC (Switzerland) commits a foul.
15:02
99'PALACIO (Argentina) is penalised after committing a foul.
15:00
97'SHAQIRI (Switzerland) sees an effort go off target.

Shaqiri shoots from distance, trying to catch Romero off guard but his effort his high and wide.

15:00
14:59
96'MASCHERANO (Argentina) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on SHAQIRI (Switzerland).
14:58
94'BENAGLIO (Switzerland) blocks the shot.
14:58
94'PALACIO (Argentina) sees his effort hit the target.
14:57
94'DJOUROU (Switzerland) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on HIGUAIN (Argentina).
14:55
92'DI MARIA (Argentina) swings in the corner.
14:55
91'BENAGLIO (Switzerland) blocks the shot.
14:55
91'F. FERNANDEZ (Argentina) sees his effort hit the target.
14:55
91'DI MARIA (Argentina) swings in the corner.
14:54
The referee signals the start of the first period of extra time.

The first 15 minutes is underway. The shade covering most of the pitch at the Arena de Sao Paulo will be welcome relief to the players during extra time.

14:53

Sabella and Hitzfeld are giving tactical instructions to their respective teams while they hydrate and receive medical attention to prepare La Albicelste and Die Nati for another 30 minutes of football.

14:52

PHOTOS SO FAR
With extra time beckoning, take a look at the best images from the first 90 minutes to today's clash at the Arena de Sao Paulo.

14:49

END OF 90 MINUTES: Switzerland are able to hold Lionel Messi and Argentina scoreless, and the Europeans had a few chances of their own, but another 30 minutes - and perhaps penalties - will be required to settle this Round of 16 affair.

14:48
End of regular time - extra time to follow...
14:47
90'+SCHÄR (Switzerland) sees an effort go off target.
14:46
90'+GAGO (Argentina) is penalised after committing a foul.
14:45
90' ROJO (Argentina) is yellow carded.

Rojo will miss Argentina's quarter-final, should La Albiceleste go through, after picking up the second caution.

14:45
90'ROJO (Argentina) commits a foul.
14:44
90'DJOUROU (Switzerland) blocks the shot.
14:44
90'GARAY (Argentina) sees his effort hit the target.
14:44
90'MESSI (Argentina) swings in the corner.
14:44
89'SHAQIRI (Switzerland) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
14:42
87'PALACIO (Argentina) commits a foul.
14:41
87'BEHRAMI (Switzerland) is penalised after committing a foul.
14:41

Messi beats four defenders with some clever footwork, bringing the supporters to their feet. The No10 finds Higuain but the Swiss close down the space too quickly for the Napoli forward to get a shot off.

14:40
86'INLER (Switzerland) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on GAGO (Argentina).
14:40
85'ROJO (Argentina) sees an effort go off target.

HIGH: Rojo's shot has power but not accuracy as it sails over the ball.

14:39
84'DI MARIA (Argentina) swings in the corner.
14:39
84'BEHRAMI (Switzerland) blocks the shot.
14:39
84'DI MARIA (Argentina) sees his effort hit the target.
14:38
83'SEFEROVIC (Switzerland) is penalised after committing a foul.
14:38

The game is getting chippy as we enter the final ten minutes. Tired legs are beginning to play a role as both teams continue to search for a would-be-winner.

14:37
82' SEFEROVIC (in) comes off the bench to replace DRMIC (out) (Switzerland)

Hitzfeld makes a second change, bringing on Seferovic for Drmic.

Player Statistics

Switzerland
SwitzerlandSUI
Forward
  • Total Goals scored0
  • Assists0
  • Attempts On Target1
  • Yellow/Red cards0 / 0
  • Fouls committed/suffered3 / 4
  • Passes (complete)8 (4)
  • Passes Completion Rate50%
  • Tackles0
Switzerland
SwitzerlandSUI
Forward
  • 14International Caps
  • 187Centimeters
  • Date of Birth22 Feb 1992
  • Current clubReal Sociedad (ESP)
14:36
82'GARAY (Argentina) commits a foul.
14:35
81'SHAQIRI (Switzerland) is penalised after committing a foul.
14:34
79'DI MARIA (Argentina) swings in the corner.
14:32
78'BENAGLIO (Switzerland) blocks the shot.

GOOD SAVE: Messi makes another great run into the Swiss area. Benaglio makes the initial stop but can't hold on to it and his defenders help clear the danger.

14:32
78'MESSI (Argentina) sees his effort hit the target.
14:31
76'GAGO (Argentina) sees an effort go off target.
14:30
75'PALACIO (Argentina) sees an effort go off target.

WIDE: Argentina are pressing forward in numbers and the substitute's header misses just wide, but the South Americans are turning up the heat on the Swiss backline.

14:30

Man of the Match

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14:29
74'SHAQIRI (Switzerland) is penalised after committing a foul.
14:29
74' PALACIO (in) comes off the bench to replace LAVEZZI (out) (Argentina)

Sabella makes his first substitution, bringing on the Inter Milan man for the PSG forward.

Player Statistics

Argentina
ArgentinaARG
Forward
  • Total Goals scored0
  • Assists0
  • Attempts On Target2
  • Yellow/Red cards0 / 0
  • Fouls committed/suffered1 / 4
  • Passes (complete)28 (17)
  • Passes Completion Rate60.71%
  • Tackles1
Argentina
ArgentinaARG
Forward
  • 23International Caps
  • 175Centimeters
  • Date of Birth05 Feb 1982
  • Current clubFC Internazionale (ITA)
14:28
73' FERNANDES (Switzerland) is booked by the referee.
14:28
73'FERNANDES (Switzerland) is penalised after committing a foul.
14:24
69'DRMIC (Switzerland) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on ROJO (Argentina).
14:23
69'MASCHERANO (Argentina) blocks the shot.
14:23
69'SHAQIRI (Switzerland) sees his effort hit the target.
14:22
67'MESSI (Argentina) sees an effort go off target.

HIGH: Messi is given too much space and the No10 controls well off his chest and strikes a vicious half-volley toward Benaglio but it misses just barely high.

14:22
67'INLER (Switzerland) commits a foul.
14:21
66' FERNANDES (in) comes off the bench to replace XHAKA (out) (Switzerland)

Ottmar Hitzfeld is the first coach to make a move, bringing on the Freiburg midfielder.

Player Statistics

Switzerland
SwitzerlandSUI
Midfielder
  • Total Goals scored0
  • Assists0
  • Attempts On Target1
  • Yellow/Red cards1 / 0
  • Fouls committed/suffered6 / 0
  • Passes (complete)18 (12)
  • Passes Completion Rate66.67%
  • Tackles2
Switzerland
SwitzerlandSUI
Midfielder
  • 47International Caps
  • 179Centimeters
  • Date of Birth02 Sep 1986
  • Current clubSC Freiburg (GER)
14:20
65'LAVEZZI (Argentina) swings in the corner.
14:18
63'LICHTSTEINER (Switzerland) blocks the shot.
14:18
63'LAVEZZI (Argentina) sees his effort hit the target.
14:17
63'DI MARIA (Argentina) swings in the corner.
14:17
62'BENAGLIO (Switzerland) blocks the shot.

GOOD SAVE: Gonzalo Higuain gets a good header on target that looks to have beaten the Swiss keeper but the No1 gets a last-second fingertip to deny Higuain and push the ball over the bar.

14:17
62'HIGUAIN (Argentina) sees his effort hit the target.
14:15
60'SCHÄR (Switzerland) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on MESSI (Argentina).
14:14
59'LAVEZZI (Argentina) takes a corner kick.
14:13
59'BENAGLIO (Switzerland) blocks the shot.

GOOD SAVE: Marcos Rojo stings Benaglio's hands, who can't hold onto the ball but his backline helps clear after he made the initial save.

14:13
59'ROJO (Argentina) sees his effort hit the target.
14:11
57'RODRIGUEZ (Switzerland) blocks the shot.
14:11
57'DI MARIA (Argentina) sees his effort hit the target.
14:11
56'F. FERNANDEZ (Argentina) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on DRMIC (Switzerland).
14:08
53'RODRIGUEZ (Switzerland) sees an effort go off target.

Rodriguez is now involved in the Swiss attack and shoot from distance. His shot is powerful and low but off target and misses wide.

14:07
52'SCHÄR (Switzerland) blocks the shot.

Argentina control the ball in the Swiss half and get to quick shots off but Ricardo Rodriguez and Fabian Schar do the dirty work so Benaglio doesn't have to and the defensive duo clear the danger.

14:07
52'DI MARIA (Argentina) sees his effort hit the target.
14:07
52'MEHMEDI (Switzerland) blocks the shot.
14:06
52'DI MARIA (Argentina) sees his effort hit the target.
14:05
51'DRMIC (Switzerland) sees an effort go off target.

Switzerland continue to press forward and Drmic has space on the left and opts to shoot quickly, but his effort sails over the crossbar.

14:05
50'ROMERO (Argentina) blocks the shot.

Shaqiri's free-kick is on target and troubles Romero as he goes to catch it. After a quick bobble the goalkeeper recovers.

14:05
50'SHAQIRI (Switzerland) hits his free-kick on target.
14:05

Xhaka takes the ball from Lavezzi in midfield to begin a Swiss counter-attack, and he finds Shaqiri in the corner and then draws another foul.

14:04
49'MASCHERANO (Argentina) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on LICHTSTEINER (Switzerland).
14:02
48'XHAKA (Switzerland) commits a foul.
14:02
47'MESSI (Argentina) swings in the corner.
14:02
47'MEHMEDI (Switzerland) blocks the shot.
14:02
47'MASCHERANO (Argentina) sees his effort hit the target.
14:02
47'LAVEZZI (Argentina) swings in the corner.
14:01
47'DJOUROU (Switzerland) blocks the shot.
14:01
46'HIGUAIN (Argentina) sees his effort hit the target.
14:01
46'INLER (Switzerland) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on LAVEZZI (Argentina).
14:00
The second half kicks off.

Switzerland kick off the start the second half. The teams return to the field exactly as they left after the first 45, with no changes to mention.

13:59

The teams are making their way back out to the pitch now to start the second half.

13:50

FIRST-HALF PHOTOS
Take a look at some of the best shots from Sao Paulo so far

13:49
13:46

HALF-TIME: It's been a fairly even first 45 minutes, though the Swiss have had the better chances. Argentina, carrying a majority of the possession have often looked dangerous but the South American's final pass was lacking. That's something Alejandro Sabella will surely address during his team talk, and it will be a point Ottmar Hitzfeld will want to stress to the Swiss backline.

13:45

Man of the Match

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13:45
Argentina
ArgentinaARG
Switzerland
SwitzerlandSUI

Statistics

Ball possession

60%
40%
7Fouls Committed13
4Attempts On Target3
5Shots4
0Total Goals scored0
0Penalties scored0
13:45
The referee brings the first half to an end.
13:45
45'+SHAQIRI (Switzerland) swings in the corner.
13:44

Drmic drives down the left side and after realising there's no one with him in the area, he draws a corner.

13:41
42'RODRIGUEZ (Switzerland) commits a foul.
13:41
13:41

Messi makes a strong run through the Swiss defence and finds Di Maria on the corner of the area who shoots quickly but it's right at Benaglio.

13:40
41'GARAY (Argentina) is penalised after committing a foul.
13:40
41'BENAGLIO (Switzerland) blocks the shot.
13:40
41'DI MARIA (Argentina) sees his effort hit the target.
13:39
40'XHAKA (Switzerland) is penalised after committing a foul.
13:38
39'ROMERO (Argentina) blocks the shot.

CHANCE: Josip Drmic is clear in on goal and only has Romero to beat, who could have come off his line to clear the danger but elects not to. The No19 opts to chip the goalkeeper but his effort isn't good enough and comfortably finds Romero's hands.

13:38
39'DRMIC (Switzerland) sees his effort hit the target.
13:35
36' XHAKA (Switzerland) is cautioned.

Xhaka earns the game's first yellow after taking down Lavezzi

13:35
36'XHAKA (Switzerland) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on LAVEZZI (Argentina).
13:35

Romero punches away Shaqiri's free-kick to clear the danger.

13:33
34'LAVEZZI (Argentina) commits a foul.
13:32
33'F. FERNANDEZ (Argentina) is penalised after committing a foul.

Argentina close down Shaqiri's space quickly in the corner but the Swiss No23 earns a free-kick after he is taken down.

13:32
13:32
13:32

Ricardo Rodriguez does well to shut down Di Maria before the Real Madrid man can get a shot off.

13:31
32'RODRIGUEZ (Switzerland) blocks the shot.
13:31
32'DI MARIA (Argentina) sees his effort hit the target.
13:30
31'INLER (Switzerland) is penalised after committing a foul.
13:29
30'DI MARIA (Argentina) swings in the corner.

Di Maria's corner is a good one and somehow it makes it all the way across the front of goal but none of his Albiceleste team-mates can head home and it goes out for a goal-kick.

13:28
29'BENAGLIO (Switzerland) blocks the shot.

After a looping header, Ezequiel Lavezzi shoots but Bengalio is up to the task for his first big save of the game.

13:28
29'LAVEZZI (Argentina) sees his effort hit the target.
13:27
28'ROMERO (Argentina) blocks the shot.

Romero follows up with another good stop, denying Stephan Lichtsteiner's rebound.

13:27
28'LICHTSTEINER (Switzerland) sees his effort hit the target.
13:27
28'ROMERO (Argentina) blocks the shot.

GOOD SAVE: Xhaka shoots from near the penalty area after a good dribble into the box by Shaqiri and it looks like Switzerland score but goalkeeper Sergio Romero gets a foot to it to keep it out.

13:27
28'XHAKA (Switzerland) sees his effort hit the target.
13:27

Xherdan Shaqiri sizes up Fernando Gago and tries to beat the No5 on the dribble but earns a corner instead.

13:26
27'MEHMEDI (Switzerland) takes a corner kick.
13:26
27'SHAQIRI (Switzerland) swings in the corner.
13:25
26'GARAY (Argentina) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on SHAQIRI (Switzerland).
13:25

Gonazlo Higuain connects on Messi's free-kick but his header is high over the bar.

13:24

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13:24
25'HIGUAIN (Argentina) sees an effort go off target.
13:23
24'MEHMEDI (Switzerland) is penalised after committing a foul.

Messi is lining up a dangerous free-kick.

13:23
24'DRMIC (Switzerland) illegally handles the ball.
13:21
22'MASCHERANO (Argentina) commits a foul.
13:20
21'DI MARIA (Argentina) is penalised after committing a foul.
13:20

Hard challenges are flying in from both sides, Di Maria takes down Valon Behrami this time as the two teams look to dominate the midfield.

13:19

FIRST ACTION

13:17
18'XHAKA (Switzerland) illegally handles the ball.
13:17
18'BEHRAMI (Switzerland) commits a foul.
13:14
15'XHAKA (Switzerland) is penalised after committing a foul.

Granit Xhaka takes down Messi in midfield before the No10 can spearhead the counter-attack.

13:14

TEAM PHOTOS

13:13

Diego Benaglio does well to handle Angel Di Maria's cross before it can find Lionel Messi on the back.

13:09
10'XHAKA (Switzerland) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on DI MARIA (Argentina).
13:09

Switzerland head forward in their first attack, but Pablo Zabaleta does well to force a goal-kick.

13:08
9'DRMIC (Switzerland) commits a foul.
13:08
9'INLER (Switzerland) sees an effort go off target.
13:08
9'SHAQIRI (Switzerland) swings in the corner.
13:05
6'XHAKA (Switzerland) blocks the shot.
13:05
6'GAGO (Argentina) sees his effort hit the target.
13:05
6'LICHTSTEINER (Switzerland) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on DI MARIA (Argentina).
13:03
4'GAGO (Argentina) commits a foul.
13:02
3'SHAQIRI (Switzerland) is penalised after committing a foul.
13:00
The match kicks off.

Argentina kick off wearing their traditional Albiceleste

12:58

THE LINE-UPS

12:58
12:56

The Swiss Psalm follows suit, and the players close their eyes and grab each other by the shoulder as they take in this special moment.

12:55

The Himno Nacional Argentina is the first anthem to play, and the Albicelste supporters around the ground sing along proudly.

12:51

The teams are gathering in the tunnel now, and it won't be long before they enter the pitch for the playing of the national anthem.

12:50

Your 11

These are the most-popular line-ups chosen by FIFA.com users.

Argentina
ArgentinaARG

1 Sergio ROMERO, 2 Ezequiel GARAY, 4 Pablo ZABALETA, 15 Martin DEMICHELIS, 16 Marcos ROJO, 5 Fernando GAGO, 7 Angel DI MARIA, 14 Javier MASCHERANO, 9 Gonzalo HIGUAIN, 10 Lionel MESSI, 22 Ezequiel LAVEZZI

Switzerland
SwitzerlandSUI

1 Diego BENAGLIO, 2 Stephan LICHTSTEINER, 4 Philippe SENDEROS, 5 Steve VON BERGEN, 7 Tranquillo BARNETTA, 8 Gokhan INLER, 10 Granit XHAKA, 11 Valon BEHRAMI, 18 Admir MEHMEDI, 20 Johan DJOUROU, 23 Xherdan SHAQIRI

12:46

COLOURFUL SUPPORT
These fans are ready to cheer on their team!

12:45

A LOOK INSIDE THE LOCKER ROOM
Take an exclusive peek inside Argentina's dressing rooms.

12:42

MARCOS ROJO
“Now a whole new competition begins. There’s no longer any margin for error. We either win or go home. As far as I’m concerned, it’s the best part of the tournament.”

12:40

FABIAN SCHAR
“We’ve shown a few times that we can compete with, and beat, big teams…to give their absolute all. That’s the only way we’ll have a chance”

12:40

Head-to-Head

Argentina
ArgentinaARG
Switzerland
SwitzerlandSUI
.4Wins0.
.2Draws2.
14Total Goals scored3
12:38

DID YOU KNOW?
The last time Argentina defeated European opposition in the second stage of a World Cup was in the 1986 Final, when they overcame Germany FR. Since then La Albiceleste have accumulated four draws (three of which they followed up with penalty shoot-out victories) and four defeats.

12:35

THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE
The referee for today's match is Sweden's Jonas Eriksson.

12:34

FLASHBACK to 1966
Take a look at the highlights from these teams' first meeting back in the Group Stage of England 1966.

12:32

HEAD TO HEAD:
Argentina are unbeaten against Switzerland following six previous encounters, having won four and drawn two.
The pair’s first engagement in 1966 was also their only prior meeting in the World Cup. The South Americans emerged 2-0 victors courtesy of goals from Luis Artime and Erminio Onega.

12:30

ARGENTINA-SWITZERLAND LINE-UPS
The line-ups for today's first Round of 16 game are in!

12:26

DISCOVER SWITZERLAND
Learn a little more about Die Nati and football in Switzerland.

12:25

DISCOVER ARGENTINA
Learn a little more about La Albiceleste and football in Argentina.

12:20

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12:19

GOOD AFTERNOON: 
Hello and welcome to the first Round of 16 game of the day from Sao Paulo, where Argentina take on Switzerland. We're LIVE from Brazil as the Arena de Sao Paulo hosts the penultimate Round of 16 match, before Belgium and USA do battle in Salvador for the final spot in the quarter-finals. Stay with us here as we'll have the latest build-up to today's game and the minute-by-minute coverage during the match itself. Don't forget to #joinin and be a part of the global conversation on TwitterFacebook and Instagram, all a part of our World Cup social hub

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Weather

Arena de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo

  • Sunny
  • 23° CTemperature
  • 11 m/sWind
  • 30 %Humidity
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Argentina
ArgentinaARG
  • 1ROMERO (GK)
  • 2GARAY
  • 4ZABALETA
  • 5GAGO
  • 7DI MARIA
  • 9HIGUAIN
  • 10MESSI (C)
  • 14MASCHERANO
  • 16ROJO
  • 17F. FERNANDEZ
  • 22LAVEZZI
Switzerland
SwitzerlandSUI
  • 1BENAGLIO (GK)
  • 2LICHTSTEINER
  • 8INLER (C)
  • 10XHAKA
  • 11BEHRAMI
  • 13RODRIGUEZ
  • 18MEHMEDI
  • 19DRMIC
  • 20DJOUROU
  • 22SCHÄR
  • 23SHAQIRI

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