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Switzerland reached the knockout stages of the World Cup for the third tournament in a row after beating Serbia 3-2 on Friday to finish second in Group G and set up a round of 16 showdown with Portugal.

Switzerland reached the knockout stages of the World Cup for the third tournament in a row after beating Serbia 3-2 on Friday to finish second in Group G and set up a final showdown with Portugal.

In a match that went up and down at breakneck speed in the first half at Stadium 974, Xherdan Shaqiri put Switzerland ahead but Serbia quickly netted twice within 10 minutes through Aleksandar Mitrovic and Dusan Vlahovic to turn the game around.

Breel Embolo delivered another twist in an absorbing first half by leveling Switzerland just before the break, while Remo Freuler scored three minutes after the restart to restore their one-goal advantage once again.

Switzerland had fired warning shots with just 30 seconds on the clock as captain Granit Xhaka’s strike was blocked by the Serbian defense before goalkeeper Vanja Milinkovic-Savic denied both Embolo in a one-on-one and Xhaka on the rebound.

Serbia had a period of pressure after that first scare, with Nikola Milenkovic sweeping away from Dusan Tadic’s corner before Andrija Zivkovic aimed from outside the penalty area and shook the left post with a powerful effort.

Ricardo Rodriguez’s 20th-minute cross was cleared and fell on Djibril Sow, who picked out Shaqiri on the right. The midfielder fired home a shot that slightly deflected Strahinja Pavlovic on its way to the net.

Fulham leader Mitrovic headed in Tadic’s cross to rightfully level Serbia six minutes later. Tadic got involved again and slid the ball towards Vlahovic, who headed a low shot past goalkeeper Gregor Kobel to complete the Serbian turnover.

But Embolo netted Silvan Widmer’s low cross in the 44th minute and Freuler kept the momentum going by netting the fifth goal of the night as two wonderfully crafted moves from the Swiss attack proved Serbia’s loss .

Midway through the second half, Mitrovic fell too easily after a challenge from Fabian Schaer but his calls for a penalty were dismissed and the Serbian dugout spilled onto the pitch in protest at the referee’s decision.

Switzerland finished with six points, level with Group G winners Brazil, but behind on goal difference. Serbia, who needed a win to give themselves a chance to qualify, finished last in the group with just one point. They have never made it past the World Cup group stage since the breakup of Yugoslavia.


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