The Swiss outlasted a game-long onslaught from the world’s top players to emerge from the Spain vs. Switzerland match 1-0.
It wasn't supposed to be this way.
Nevermind their history as world-class chokers. This is their Cup to lose.
A third of the world’s top 15 players (at least according to ESPN’s list) are on the Spanish team. They manhandled their opponents in the qualifying matches. They were on a 12-game winning streak.
Switzerland? The Swiss skated through the qualifiers thanks to a group that contained Latvia, Israel, Luxembourg, and Moldova. The toughest competition came from Greece, a team that gave one of the poorest performances in this World Cup so far when South Korea spanked them 2-0 on Saturday.