Posted by ESPN Stats & Information
Switzerland 1, Spain 0
With Spain's loss, four of the past five European champions have failed to qualify for the next World Cup or lost their opener.
• Spain completed more passes (574) and created the second-most chances (18) of any team thus far in the tournament. The Red Fury failed to net a goal against a Swiss team that has five consecutive clean sheets in World Cup play, a streak of 484 minutes that dates to 1994.
• Switzerland's 480 touches were the second fewest of any side to win a World Cup match since 1966. Spain's top five leaders in touches (Xabi Alonso, Xavi, Joan Capdevila, Sergio Ramos and Andres Iniesta) eclipsed the entire Swiss side by 49 with 529 touches.
• Switzerland's 163 completed passes were the second fewest of any side to win a World Cup match since 1966, when this stat was first tracked. Spain's 574 completed passes were the most of any side thus far in the tournament, seventh most in World Cup play since 1966 and the most of any side to lose a match in the World Cup.