World Cup 2014: Switzerland to Stick to Their Game Plan Against Honduras

The Swiss opened the World Cup with a 2-1 victory over Ecuador in Group E, but they were routed 5-2 by France in the second match, leaving them in third place in the group. A draw with Honduras on Wednesday combined with a France win over Ecuador will be enough to get Switzerland through to the next stage.

updated: June 25, 2014 22:01 IST
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If Switzerland fail to advance, it will likely be the end of Coach Hitzfeld's career.


Manaus: With a win and loss so far at the World Cup, some things clearly worked for Switzerland and some things clearly didn't.

Regardless, the game plan will remain the same when the Swiss face Honduras on Wednesday in the hot and humid Amazon rainforest with a spot in the second round still possible.

"I'm not going to change my game tactics because of the weather or climate," Switzerland coach Ottmar Hitzfeld said Tuesday. "But I cannot refer to my strategies for tomorrow."

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