FIFA World Cup 2010: Switzerland Vs Honduras Preview

Report by Suresh Iyer

Switzerland and Honduras are scheduled to meet in a group H clash on Friday that will decide along with the Spain Vs Chile game on the identical day which two teams will go via to the knock out spherical of the World Cup.

Switzerland beat Spain and lost to Chile. Honduras lost to equally Spain and Chile. Honduras can still desire to qualify on objective big difference, if they win Friday’s match in opposition to Switzerland by a enough margin, provided Chile beat Spain. For Switzerland to be certain of qualification, they need to win.

Switzerland have flattered to deceive after starting sensationally with a win over favourites Spain. They will be without having Senderos in the line up towards Honduras, and they appear bereft of attacking alternatives in this crucial game.

In their very last game against Spain, Honduras defended effectively, underlining the inability of Spain forwards, Fernando Torres, Cesc Fabregas and David Villa, to capitalize on all their odds, David Villa’s brace being the margin of victory.

Honduras began the tournament as minnows, and regardless of a passionate and obdurate showing in opposition to each Spain and Chile, they remain one particular of the weakest teams witnessed at this Earth Cup.

Honduras will appear to Inter Milan forward David Suazo to offer them the elusive aim they require to beat Switzerland and stay in contention for a area in the knock out spherical. Ramon Nunez could replace Walter Martinez and play behind Suazo. Edgar Alvarez could come in for Danilo Turcios to give Honduras an additional assault option.

Veteran Swiss striker, Blaise N’Kufo, will hold his team’s attacking fortunes, as Switzerland would look to win the match and qualify easily for the round of sixteen. He will exchange Alexander Frei, who has not been up to par, in the initial two matches. For Switzerland, Barnetta is probable to exchange the suspended Behrami on the right flank. He will play a supporting role to Blaise N’Kufo and Eren Derdiyok although Benjamin Huggel will provide midfield protection to the back 4 and skipper Gokhan Inler will be the play maker.

In spite of enjoying towards the minnows, Honduras, Switzerland lack the attacking flair to take advantage. it is challenging to see any consequence in this match, which ought to enhance Spain’s hopes of qualification.

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