Switzerland grab last-minute win over Ecuador

Haris Seferovic of Switzerland celebrates scoring the winner (Getty Images)

BRASÍLIA, June 16: Haris Seferovic scored in the last minute of injury time to grab Switzerland a dramatic 2-1 win over Ecuador in their Group E game at the World Cup finals in Brasilia on Sunday.

Seferovic’s winner capped a remarkable comeback by the top seeds in the group as fellow substitute Admer Mehmidi had taken just 121 seconds to make his mark as he levelled the game in the 48th minute.

Enner Valencia had given Ecuador the lead midway through the first-half as he scored for the fifth successive game for his country.

Victory was Switzerland’s first over South American opposition in the World Cup finals having lost their previous four.

The two other teams in the group, 1998 champions France and central American minnows Honduras play later in Porto Alegre.

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