Friday, 23rd June 2006
Say Cheese as The Swiss Smile
Switzerland vs South Korea
Switzerland and South Korea have never met before the Germany 2006 World Cup Finals.
Switzerland improved their chances of finishing top of the group and meeting Ukraine in
the Second Round, when Philippe Senderos headed a goal from Hakan Yakin's free-kick, in
the 23rd minute. He headed with such determination, he almost broke his nose on the
France went ahead against Togo in the 55th minute, which would mean
that if Switzerland won here, South Korea would be out.
Switzerland's star striker, Alexander Frei, doubled Switzerland's lead
with thirteen minutes to go. The flag was up for offside but Argentinian referee, Horatio
Elizondo was nearer to the action and saw a defender cut out a square pass and actually
poke the ball through for Alex Frei; so not offside.
Switzerland 2 - South Korea 0
1:0 Philippe Senderos (23)
2:0 Alexander Frei (77)
1 Pascal Zuberbuhler; 4 Philippe Senderos, 17 Christoph Spycher,
20 Patrick Müller, 23 Philipp Degen; 6 Johann Vogel, 7 Ricardo
Cabanas, 8 Raphael Wicky, 16 Tranquillo Barnetta, 22 Hakan Yakin;
9 Alexander Frei.
1 Woon-Jae Lee; 3 Dong-Jin Kim, 4 Jin-Chul Choi, 6 Jin-Kyu Kim, 12 Young-Pyo Lee; 5 Nam-Il
Kim, 7 Park Ji-Sung, 17 Ho Lee; 10 Chu-Young Park, 14 Chun-Soo Lee, 19 Jae-Jin Cho.
Horatio Elizondo (Argentina)
53 Mins (Switzerland) - 2 Johan Djourou on for 4 Philippe Senderos
62 Mins (South Korea) - 9 Jung-Hwan Ahn on for 12 Young-Pyo Lee
65 Mins (South Korea) - 11 Ki-Hyun Seol on for 10 Chu-Young Park
70 Mins (Switzerland) - 5 Xavier Margairaz on for 22 Hakan Yakin
88 Mins (Switzerland) - 19 Valon Behrami on for 8 Raphael Wicky
23 Mins - Chu-Young Park (South Korea)
37 Mins - Jin-Kyu Kim (South Korea)
43 Mins - Philippe Senderos (Switzerland)
55 Mins - Hakan Yakin (Switzerland)
69 Mins - Raphael Wicky (Switzerland)
78 Mins - Jin-Chul Choi (South Korea)
80 Mins - Chun-Soo Lee (South Korea)
82 Mins - Christoph Spycher (Switzerland)
90 Mins - Johan Djourou (Switzerland)
0 Red Cards.
Togo vs France
2006 World Cup Finals - Knockout Stage.
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