16 Jun 2014

FIFA World Cup 2014: Ecuador vs Switzerland 9th Match in Pictures

A goal deep in stoppage-time by Haris Sef­e­r­ovic gave Switzerland a dramatic 2-1 victory over Ecua­dor in their Group E opener at the World Cup on Sunday.

A low-quality match loo­k­ed destined to end in a draw until substitute Seferovic fired home the winner from close range in the last of three minutes of injury time.

Ecuador barely had time to restart before the final whistle was blown.

It was the fifth time in nine matches so far at this World Cup that a team had come from behind to win.

Ecuador's midfielder Christian Noboa (front) and Switzerland's midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri vie for the ball during a Group E football match between Switzerland and Ecuador at the Mane Garrincha National Stadium in Brasilia during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Switzerland's forward Haris Seferovic celebrates after scoring a goal.

Swiss fan waves a flag prior to a Group E football match between Switzerland and Ecuador.

Ecuador's midfielder and captain Antonio Valencia (L) and Switzerland's defender Ricardo Rodriguez vie for the ball.

Switzerland's midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri (L) and Ecuador's midfielder Walter Ayovi vie for the ball.

Ecuador's forward Enner Valencia (4th R) scores past Switzerland's goalkeeper Diego Benaglio.

Ecuadorian fan reacts prior to a Group E football match between Switzerland and Ecuador.

Swiss fan reacts during a Group E football match between Switzerland and Ecuador.

Ecuador's midfielder Walter Ayovi controls the ball during a Group E football match between Switzerland and Ecuador.

Ecuador's Colombian coach Reinaldo Rueda follows the action.

Ecuador's forward Enner Valencia (C) celebrates with Ecuador's midfielder Walter Ayovi (R) their opener.

Ecuador's forward Felipe Caicedo (L) and Switzerland's midfielder and captain Goekhan Inler vie for the ball.

Ecuador's goalkeeper Alexander Dominguez (L) jumps to save a goal.

Switzerland's German coach Ottmar Hitzfeld gestures during match against Ecuador.

Ecuador's midfielder Christian Noboa vies for the ball.

Switzerland's defender Ricardo Rodriguez xx (L) and Ecuador's forward Felipe Caicedo vie for the ball.

Switzerland's forward Admir Mehmedi (L) celebrates scoring with his teammates.

Switzerland's midfielder and captain Goekhan Inler, Switzerland's defender Johan Djourou, Switzerland's midfielder Granit Xhaka and Switzerland's forward Haris Seferovic try to stop the ball.

Members of Ecuador's national team pose for the team photo (Back row L-R) Ecuador's forward Jefferson Montero, Ecuador's forward Felipe Caicedo, Ecuador's defender Frickson Erazo , Ecuador's goalkeeper Alexander Dominguez,  Ecuador's midfielder Christian Noboa (Front row L-R) Ecuador's midfielder Carlos Gruezo, Ecuador's forward Enner Valencia, Ecuador's midfielder and captain Antonio Valencia, Ecuador's defender Juan Carlos Paredes and Ecuador's forward Jefferson Montero pose for group photo.

Members of the Swiss national team (back fromL) Ecuador's goalkeeper Maximo Banguera, Ecuador's midfielder Fidel Martinez, Ecuador's forward Enner Valencia, Ecuador's forward Felipe Caicedo, Ecuador's midfielder Walter Ayovi and Ecuador's midfielder Oswaldo Minda , (front fromL) Ecuador's midfielder Edison Mendez, Ecuador's defender Jorge Guagua, Ecuador's midfielder Alex Renato Ibarra, Ecuador's midfielder Luis Saritama and Ecuador's midfielder Carlos Gruezo pose for group photo.

(AFP Photo)

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