Chile defeat 10-man Switzerland 1-0
Chile defeated 10-man Switzerland 1-0 on Monday to boost their chances of progressing in the tournament in a game marred by poor officiating from Saudi referee Khalil Al Ghamdi, dpa reported.
The Latin Americans played with a one-man advantage for one hour after Swiss midfielder Valon Behrami was harshly sent off. But they had to wait until the 75th minute to penetrate their opponent's alpine defence with to a header from Mark Gonzalez, who was served by Esteban Paredes in a suspect off-side position.
The result means Chile now lead Group H with six points from two games, three more than Switzerland.
The second Group H game of the day sees Spain take on minnows Honduras, with the losers of that match almost certain of being out of the World Cup.