Swiss coach got it right
SWITZERLAND’S coach insisted he was right to field a fullstrength side against Costa Rica, even though two experienced defenders will miss the last 16 clash against Sweden with bookings.
Captain Stephan Lichtsteiner and Fabian Schaer, who have almost 150 caps between them, are ruled out of the match on July 3 after both picked up a second yellow card for the tournament on Wednesday.
But his main goal was to qualify for the knockout stage and worry about the repercussions afterwards.
“It’s the main objective (qualifying for the last 16), coach Vladimir Petkovic said.