17 Jun 2010

Swiss pull off shock win over Spain, Chile beat Honduras

6:36 am on 17 June 2010

Switzerland have pulled off the biggest shock so far at the World Cup with a 1-nil win over one of the tournament favourites Spain, their first win in 19 games against the European champions.

Gelson Fernandes' goal after a mix up in the Spanish defence gave the Swiss a shock 52nd minute lead and Spain, were unable to find a way through the massed ranks of white Switzerland shirts.

The defeat ended a run of 12 straight victories for the Spanish, who had qualified for the World Cup with a 100 percent record and were many pundits' favourites to win the tournament.

The Swiss share the lead in Group H with Chile, who beat Honduras 1-nil in last night's opening game.