After causing the biggest upheaval of the tournament by eliminating France, favorite of Euro 2020, in the round of 16, Switzerland will try to take another precious scalp when they face Spain in St. Petersburg in the quarterfinals.
Vladimir Petkovic’s men beat the Blues to penalties, while Spain beat Croatia 5-3 after extra time to move to last eight.
Things can never be taken for granted in the knockout stages and that’s what Switzerland proved against its French neighbors: they were lose 3-1 to the world champions less than 15 minutes from the end but managed to come back thanks to goals from Haris Seferovic and Mario Gavranovic, which forced overtime and penalties.
Switzerland, which played in the quarter-finals of the World Cup in 1934, 1938 and 1954, reached the quarter-finals of the European Championship for the first time in their history. Now they will try to make more history in the tournament even though they only won one of their last 22 matches against Spain, suffering 16 defeats.
Spain’s game against Croatia followed a similar 90-minute pattern. Luis Enrique’s men comfortably led 3-1 until Croatia scores twice late to bring the game to overtime. Luckily for La Roja, Álvaro Morata and Mikel Oyarzabal scored for the extra 30 minutes to ensure victory.
Spain are looking to win the title of European champion for the fourth time to overtake Germany, which also has three trophies. Luis Enrique goes probably be aware that his team lost five of their previous ones eight quarter-finals in that competition, but every time they’ve gone through that round, they’ve won the trophy.
😜 It does not matter that el espacio sea pequeño if the calidad es TAN GRANDE.
👀 Mira estos golazos y estas manoplas de los futbolistas de la @SeFutbol en el entrenamiento vespertino sobre el verde petersburgués.
– Selección Española de Fútbol (@SeFutbol) June 30, 2021
What time does Switzerland start against Spain?
The round of 16 of Euro 2020 between Switzerland and Spain kicks off at Gazprom Arena in St. Petersburg on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 5 p.m. UK time.
Switzerland vs Spain: kick-off times in the United States
United States (EDT): 12h
United States (PDT): 9h
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How can I watch Switzerland vs Spain in US and UK?
In the United States and United Kingdom, the following TV channels and online services will broadcast Switzerland vs Spain:
we: SiriusXM FC, ESPN, Radio TUDN, PrendeTV.
UK: STV Scotland, The ITV Hub, UTV, ITV 1 UK.
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Switzerland vs Spain: live coverage AS English
You can also follow the live coverage of Switzerland vs Spain right here on AS English. We’ll prepare for the match about an hour before kick-off, before showing you the action as it unfolds.