The Big Picture

After overcoming a politically charged encounter against Serbia (2-1), Switzerland will take on the already eliminated Costa Rica in a crucial Group E encounter, as they strive to make it to the ‘Round of 16’ in the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Switzerland performed admirably well against Brazil in their opening encounter, having held them to a 1-1 draw, and could guarantee themselves a place in the Round of 16, with a draw. They also have the chance of making it to top of the table, provided they better Brazil’s scoreline against Serbia.

Their opponents in Costa Rica, often termed as the Switzerland of Central America, are already out of the reckoning after having lost both of their league encounters, but still could have a major say as to which team qualifies for the next round.

Where:- Nizhny Novgorod Stadium

When:- Wednesday, June 27th, 2018, 11:30 PM IST

Switzerland vs Costa Rica Recent Form

Switzerland– WDWDW

Costa Rica– LLLLW

Switzerland vs Costa Rica Interesting facts:-

  1.  The two teams will be meeting for the third time, with both nations winning one-game apiece.
  2. Costa Rica is yet to win against European sides, having lost each if their last four encounters.
  3. If Costa Rica fails to win against the Swiss, it will be the first time since 2006 World Cup that they’ll finish with zero points.
  4. Switzerland has conceded a goal in each of their last three World Cup finals encounter.
  5. Costa Rica is winless in their last four WC Finals encounter against European sides (D3 L2).
  6. Stephen Lichtsteiner made his ninth WC Finals appearance against Serbia- the most by a Swiss player in history.

Where to watch Switzerland vs Costa Rica?

Viewers can watch the live streaming of Switzerland vs Costa Rica encounter on Sony Liv app.