12 Italian Serie A players called up in the World Cup Round of 16 game, Argentina vs Switzerland. Napoli midfielder Gokhan Inler is the Captain of Switzerland National Football team. Argentina will play the World Cup Quarterfinals against the winner of the match USA vs Belgium on Saturday 5 July.
Argentina opening the score in the 118th minute by forward Angel Di Maria with a left footed shot defeating Switzerland goalkeeper Diego Benaglio in the bottom left corner. The assist by Lionel Messi.
Argentina: 7 Italian Serie A players with Argentina National Football team:
- Catania goalkeeper Mariano Andujar,
- Napoli defender Federico Fernandez, played all game
- Inter defender Hugo Campagnaro,
- Lazio midfielder Lucas Biglia, replaced Fernando Gago in the 105th minute.
- Inter Milan midfielder Ricardo Alvarez,
- Napoli forward Gonzalo Higuain, played all game
- Inter Milan forward Rodrigo Palacio, replaced forward Ezequiel Lavezzi in the 74th minute.
5 Italian Serie A players with Switzerland National Football team:
- Napoli midfielder Gokhan Inler, Captain of Switzerland
- Sassuolo defender Reto Ziegler,
- Napoli midfielder Valon Behrami, played all game.
- Napoli midfielder Blerim Dzemaili, replaced Admir Mehmedi in the 113rd minute.
- Juventus defender Stephan Lichtsteiner, played all game.
Note: Catania relegated to Serie B for the 2014-2015 Season.
Argentina and Napoli forward Gonzalo Higuain
Photo fifa.com Facebook page
Argentina captain forward Lionel Messi challenges Switzerland defender Ricardo Rodriguez.
Argentina 1 – 0 Switzerland
Tuesday 1 July 2014
Arena de Sao Paulo
Sao Paolo, Brazil
13:00 Local Time
Referee: Jonas ERIKSSON
Assistant Referee 1: Mathias KLASENIUS (SWE)
Assistant Referee 2: Daniel WARNMARK (SWE)
Fourth official: Svein Oddvar MOEN (NOR)
Official formations – Lineups:
ARGENTINA (4-4-2): Romero; Zabaleta, Fernandez, Garay, Rojo; Lavezzi, Gago, Mascherano, Di Maria; Messi, Higuain.
Subs: Andujar, Orion, Demichelis, Basanta, Campagnaro, Biglia, Perez, A.Fernandez, Maxi Rodriguez, Alvarez, Palacio.
Coach: Alejandro Sabella
SWITZERLAND (4-2-3-1): Benaglio; Lichtsteiner, Djourou, Schar, Rodriguez; Behrami, Inler; Shaqiri, Xhaka, Mehmedi; Drmic.
Subs: Sommer, Burki, Land, Senderos, Ziegler, Barnetta, Dzemaili, Stocker, Fernandes, Seferovic.
Coach: Ottmar Hitzfeld