Ottmar Hitzfeld said an emotional goodbye to his Swiss team and football on Tuesday as he quit the sport after a dramatic World Cup loss to Argentina and following the death of his brother. (FIFA World Cup Vital Statistics | Fixtures)
Despite the personal trauma of losing his brother Winfried, 81, to leukaemia, Hitzfeld very nearly masterminded a seismic upset of Argentina in his last hurrah as coach. (Messi's Argentina send Switzerland packing)
He said the extra-time defeat reminded him of the 1999 Champions League final, when his Bayern Munich team were minutes from victory before Manchester United scored twice.