ALININGRAD — Switzerland defeated Serbia 2-1 in a World Cup Group E match played in Russia’s westernmost city of Kaliningrad on Friday.
The score was opened by Serbia’s forward Aleksandar Mitrovic on the 5th minute. Switzerland’s midfielder Granit Xhaka equalized on the 52nd minute and Xherdan Shaqiri scored a winning goal on the 90th minute.
It was Switzerland’s first win at the tournament. With four points, Switzerland in second in Group E. The group’s leader is Brazil, also with four points. The Serbians are third with three points while Costa Rica, having zero points, has lost the chance to make it to the knockout stage.
Switzerland will play their last group stage match vs Costa Rica in Nizhny Novgorod on June 27 and Serbia will face Brazil at Moscow’s Spartak stadium also on June 27.