World Cup 2010: Spain vs. Switzerland Live Stream [UPDATED]
Reigning European champions Spain open their 2010 FIFA World Cup campaign with an easy-looking Group H match against Switzerland this evening, and millions of punters believe Vicente del Bosque’s side will go all the way.
The Spaniards hold the distinction of being the only side to ever be ranked No.1 in the FIFA standings without winning a Cup. And with players like goalkeeper Iker Casillas, midfielders Xavi, Cesc Fabregas and Andres Iniesta and strikers David Villa and Fernando Torres, La Furia Roja is considered as one of the world’s best teams.
Beating Poland 6-0 in their last friendly sent out an clear signal. But for Spain to succeed, these stars will not only have to be in peak fitness throughout the competition, but in top form.
Switzerland manager Ottmar Hitzfeld was under no illusion about the test lying ahead for his side. Schweizer Nati have had a dismal run during their warm-up friendlies and will surely feel the Spanish fury ahead of the match.
The game starts at 16:00 CET (10:00 a.m. ET).
UPDATE: The Swiss caused the biggest upset of the 2010 World Cup yet when they defeated the Spaniards 1-0 through Gelson Fernandes’ strike in the 52nd minute.