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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(...)

Neymar will hold the key if Brazil are to emerge as champions for the sixth time at the World Cup. Photo: Buda Mendes/Getty Images

Brazil 4-1 Switzerland 100-1 Serbia 150-1 Costa Rica 500-1 The Contenders Few teams feel the same pressure and weight of expectation going into a Wo(...)

Xherdan Shaqiri suffered relegation with Stoke but can make amends with Switzerland at the World Cup. Photo: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Switzerland (100-1) Who are they? Switzerland come into this tournament with the nation expecting one of their best ever performances. It’s not exac(...)

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