Swiss Hoping to Secure Last 16 Spot by Beating Costa Rica

Collecting four points from their previous two games in World Cup 2018, Swiss are in the verge of advancing into the knock out stage, but to secure it they must defeat or at least grabbed a point from Costa Rica on their final group game.

Die Nati currently sharing the top place in their group with Brazil as both have four points, while their opponent practically out of the tournament following their two defeats.

Nevertheless, playing against a team that doesn’t have anything to play for can always be complicated, such as what have been happening in other groups.

This situation will forced Swiss to give their all, otherwise something dramatic might just arrived and ruin every perfect scenario Vladimir Petkovic’s men have already set up before the game.

Costa Rica themselves will go into the pitch for their final group game with an ambition of performing well and if possible getting their first goal in this current tournament.

Failing to repeat the surprise they showed in previous world cup, Los Ticos are only keen on repaying the faith and support their loyal fans have been providing them from their first group game.

Oscar Ramirez might consider playing some of the players he haven’t used in previous two games, but still with the same spirit of giving their best shot against Swiss.

Probable starting line up:

Swiss: Yann Sommer(g); Stephan Lichtsteiner, Fabian Schar, Manuel Akanji, Ricardo Rodriguez; Valon Behrami, Granit Xhaka; Xherdan Shaqiri, Blerim Dzemaili, Steven Zuber; Mario Gavranovic.

Costa Rica: Keylor Navas(g); Johnny Acosta, Giancarlo Gonzalez, Oscar Duarte, Bryan Oviedo, Cristian Gamboa; Celso Borges, David Guzman, Bryan Ruiz, Christian Bolanos; Marco Urena. ​