Memorable moments of the match between Switzerland and Ecuador: Xherdan Shaqiri may have been named Budweiser Man of the Match, but Switzerland had their substitutes to thank for their hard-fought victory over Ecuador, Admir Mehmedi and Haris Seferovic coming off the bench to score the decisive goals.
With his team trailing 1-0 to Enner Valencia’s header, Ottmar Hitzfeld had the foresight to introduce Mehmedi just after half-time, a vote of confidence that the Freiburg striker repaid by equalising two minutes later.
Seferovic needed slightly more time to get on the scoreboard, coming on in the 75th minute and pouncing in injury time to clinch a 2-1 win.
Intriguingly, all three Swiss heroes – Shaqiri, Mehmedi and Seferovic – have connections to the former Yugoslavia.
Shaqiri and Mehmedi were both born there, while Seferovic’s family moved to Switzerland from what is now Bosnia and Herzegovina in the 1980s.