World Cup: Switzerland qualify for round of 16 after 2-2 draw with Costa Rica

World Cup: Switzerland qualify for round of 16 after 2-2 draw with Costa Rica

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NIZHNY NOVGOROD, June 27, 2018 (Xinhua) -- Joel Campbell (R) of Costa Rica competes during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Group E match between Switzerland and Costa Rica in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, June 27, 2018. The match ended in a 2-2 draw. Switzerland advanced to the round of 16. (Xinhua/Fei Maohua/IANS)
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, June 27, 2018 (Xinhua) -- Josip Drmic (L) of Switzerland celebrates his scoring with his teammate during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Group E match between Switzerland and Costa Rica in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, June 27, 2018. The match ended in a 2-2 draw. Switzerland advanced to the round of 16. (Xinhua/Ye Pingfan/IANS)
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, June 27, 2018 (Xinhua) -- Josip Drmic (L) of Switzerland celebrates his scoring with his teammate during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Group E match between Switzerland and Costa Rica in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, June 27, 2018. The match ended in a 2-2 draw. Switzerland advanced to the round of 16. (Xinhua/Ye Pingfan/IANS)
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, June 27, 2018 (Xinhua) -- Fans of Switzerland cheer after the 2018 FIFA World Cup Group E match between Switzerland and Costa Rica in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, June 27, 2018. The match ended in a 2-2 draw. Switzerland advanced to the round of 16. (Xinhua/Fei Maohua/IANS)
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, June 27, 2018 (Xinhua) -- Fans of Switzerland cheer after the 2018 FIFA World Cup Group E match between Switzerland and Costa Rica in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, June 27, 2018. The match ended in a 2-2 draw. Switzerland advanced to the round of 16. (Xinhua/Fei Maohua/IANS)
Nizhny Novgorod, June 28 (IANS) Switzerland sailed into the knockouts stages of the FIFA World Cup after playing out a thrilling 2-2 draw with Costa Rica in a Group E clash here on Wednesday.
Blerim Dzemaili (31st) gave Switzerland the lead before Kendall Waston (56th) restored parity for Costa Rica.
Josip Drmic (88th) helped the Swiss take back the lead but an own goal in second half stoppage time by goalkeeper Yann Sommer poured cold water in Swiss plans of a victory.
The result meant Switzerland finished second in the group behind Brazil who won 2-0 against Serbia to top the group.
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