Chile will fight to avoid Swiss trap

Preview: Chile v Switzerland, Today, 3pm, Port Elizabeth, BBC1
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The Independent Online

The thought of Chile against Switzerland as a top-of-the-table game in the same group as World Cup favourites Spain would have been inconceivable only a few days ago.

But both teams are in the unlikely position of joint Group H leaders after the Swiss stunned the Spaniards 1-0 and Chile beat Honduras by the same scoreline to seal their first win at a World Cup in 48 years.

The defeats of Spain and Honduras, who meet later today in Johannesburg, will mean a win for either Switzerland or Chile would give them one foot in the next round.

Chile's players will try to break down a tight Swiss defence and a packed midfield and avoid falling into the same trap as Spain, who dominated their match but lost out to a Gelson Fernandes goal against the run of play.

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