Xherdan Shaqiri’s 90th-minute strike ensured a dramatic 2-1 comeback win against Serbia. Serbia opened the scoring early in the first half with a 5 minute bullet header from Aleksandar Mitrovic and Serbia looked the better side in the first half. However, after the break Switzerland looked the better team – the difference was like night and day and Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka scored a trademark thunderbolt from outside the box to level the game for Switzerland. Shaqiri had the last laugh with a well-placed finished after a fine counter-attacking move released him on the break. Nonetheless, Serbia will feel aggrieved after Mitrovic was flagrantly manhandled in the box which the referee and VAR refused to see. The result puts Serbia in a tough place and their qualification chances look grim with Brazil as their next opponents.
Football fans were no doubt entertained by the round of games today with Brazil grabbing a late victory over Costa Rica. Nigeria turning up in the second half to restore the Nation’s hope with Ahmed Musa probably the most popular man in the country, while Switzerland came from a goal down to defeat Serbia 2-1.
Belgium and Tunisia will lock horns on Saturday, while South Korea will face Mexico and Germany will face Sweden.