Switzerland Upsets Spain, First Major Upset in 2010 FIFA World Cup

Switzerland Shocks Spain

Switzerland upsets Spain with the first major upset of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

The 2010 FIFA World Cup has finally seen its first real upset of the games in South Africa with Switzerland upsetting Spain in 1 – 0 shocker. Spain was the heavily favored soccer team coming into the game against Switzerland. However, the game just did not go the way Spain was thinking, and the Swiss team caught Spain completely off guard.

If you watched the game, it really seemed like Spain was the dominant team by having more ball time and in Switzerland’s zone more than Switzerland in Spain’s. Spain was showing great ball control throughout the game, and seemed to be getting more shots on goal than the Swiss team.

However, what matters at the end of the game is the score – Switzerland definitely upset Spain with the win.

Gelson Fernandez just clipped the ball into Spain’s goal in the 52nd minute of play and brought Spain’s run of 12 straight wins to an abrupt end. Spain has only lost 2 games in the past 50 games they’ve played. The other only loss that Spain experienced was to the United States in the Confederations Cup in South Africa last year.

This also becomes Switzerland’s first win over Spain.