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Fast facts on Chile-Switzerland

Monday, June 21, 2010
Jun 21

Posted by ESPN Stats & Information

Chile 1, Switzerland 0

After beating Switzerland, Chile is one of four teams -- three of them South American -- with six points in the tournament. La Roja couldn't take full advantage of a 10-man Switzerland side but were able to connect with a teammate on seven of their 26 open-play crosses, with one resulting in the first goal that Switzerland conceded in a record 559 minutes of World Cup play.

• Chile had 11 attempts on goal in the second half to Switzerland's four. In a match in which neither team was having success in finishing goal-scoring chances, it came down to Chile's being able to capitalize on one of its 26 second-half touches in the box. Switzerland finished the game with eight touches in Chile's box and one shot on target, only its fourth of the tournament.

• Switzerland didn't do itself any favors in the passing game, completing only 55.6 percent of its passes, the worst success rate of any team since the stat was first tracked in 1966. The Schweizer Nati also completed the fewest passes, 114, of any team in that same time frame.

• NEXT LEVEL: Switzerland is content to play defense, a strategy that worked in its opening win over Spain. Swiss goalkeeper Diego Benaglio again was his side's most involved player on the pitch. His 64 touches bested every outfield player, and his two-match total of 131 touches are the most of any goalkeeper in this tournament.

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