Switzerland vs Costa Rica
Venue: Nizhny Novgorod Stadium
Kick off: 7pm
Switzerland are aiming to make the last 16 of the World Cup when they take on Costa Rica in their final Group E game this evening.
The Swiss picked up a late 2-1 win against Serbia to put them in pole position for qualification, currently on four points along with Brazil, who have a better goal difference.
Switzerland can make the knockout rounds with a win, or with a draw as long as Serbia draw or lose to Brazil, coach Vladimir Petkovic says he’s happy for his team to continue with its “organised chaos” approach.
“We created what we call an organised chaos and we are going to continue to do that in the future as well. We are going to play around with that,” he said.
Costa Rica have already been eliminated from the World Cup after two successive losses, and are yet to score a goal in Russia, and coach Oscar Ramirez says the team have faced unfair criticism back at home.
“I feel hurt and disappointed at the same time. People have said very uncomfortable things,” he said.
“I wanted to make our country happy, I really didn’t want to go through what we have gone through. We had a very tough group. I have tried the best I can, I am sleeping fine. In our country, people are very emotional.”