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Emil Forsberg of Sweden scores his team’s first goal past goalkeeper Yann Sommer of Switzerland during the World Cup  Round of 16 match  at Saint Petersburg Stadium. Photograph:  Francois Nel/Getty Images

Sweden 1 Switzerland 0 Anyone wondering ahead of kick-off how these two had avoided each other in all eight of the previous tournaments that they ha(...)

England captain Harry Kane plays darts as his side prepare for their lat-16 clash with Colombia. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA

THE MATCHES Last-16: Sweden v Switzerland (St Petersburg, 3.0, RTÉ2/BBC) Betting: Sweden 21-10, Switzerland 17-10, Draw 2-1 Colombia v England (Spa(...)

Switzerland coach Vladimir Petkovic gestures during a training session at the Saint Petersburg Stadium  on the eve of the  World Cup round of 16 match against Sweden. Photograph: Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images

World Cup Round of 16: Sweden v Switzerland, Saint Petersburg Stadium, 3.0pm (Live RTÉ2/BBC1) While there is excitement in England over their way the(...)

Switzerland’s Josip Drmic celebrates scoring their second goal with teammates in their 2018 World Cup Group E clash . Photo: Matthew Childs/Reuters

Switzerland 2 Costa Rica 2 After a week in which not much football has been discussed, Switzerland were probably just grateful to get this game out o(...)

Xherdan Shaqiri can inspire Switzerland into the last-16 of the World Cup. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty

THE MATCHES GROUP F South Korea v Germany (Kazan, 3.0pm, RTÉ2/BBC). Betting: South Korea 16-1, Germany 1-5, Draw 13-2 Mexico v Sweden (Yekaterinbur(...)

Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri celebrate their goals at the Arena Baltika Stadium, in Kaliningrad. Photograph: PA

Switzerland’s 2-1 World Cup win over Serbia was was dominated by the celebrations by scorers Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri which appeared to have p(...)

Xherdan Shaqiri scores Switzerland’s late winner against Serbia. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty

Serbia 1 Switzerland 2 Of all the people, it had to be them. Suddenly, in the last minute, Xherdan Shaqiri was racing away, Serbs pursuing him but un(...)

Brazil full-back Marcelo. Photograph: Buda Mendes/Getty

THE MATCHES GROUP E Brazil v Costa Rica (St Petersburg, 1.0, RTÉ/ITV) Betting: Brazil 2-9, Costa Rica 18-1, Draw 11-2 GROUP D Nigeria v Iceland (Vo(...)

 Brazil’s Philippe Coutinho scores against Switzerland. Photograph: Jason Cairnduff/Reuters

Brazil 1 Switzerland 1 This was not how Brazil had scripted it. The five-times world champions were in control thanks to a trademark Philippe Coutinh(...)

  Neymar has been in good form during Brazil’s warm-up games. Photograph: EPA

The Matches Group E Costa Rica v Serbia (Samara Arena, 1pm, RTE/ITV) Betting: Costa Rica 7/2, Serbia 10/11, Draw 9/4 Group F Germany v Mexico (Luzhn(...)

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