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The Juventus defender was unable to contain his frustration after his national side's narrow loss to Argentina in the World Cup second round and feels they deserved better

Stephan Lichsteiner is disappointed with Switzerland's World Cup exit in the wake of their 1-0 round-of-16 defeat after extra time against Argentina on Tuesday but feels that Ottmar Hitzfeld's men should be proud of their performance irrespective of the result.

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The Swiss came close to one of the biggest upsets of the tournament but eventually bowed out following Angel Di Maria's 118th-minute winner.

Lichtsteiner played an unfortunate role in his side's loss as he lost possession in midfield in the build-up to the Real Madrid man's goal.

"In the end we made one mistake too many," he told Blick.

"This loss is very bitter. I can only give the team a compliment.

"We are incredibly disappointed but let's not forget that we put in a great performance. We should be proud of ourselves."

Switzerland had qualified for the knockout stages after a 2-1 win over Ecuador, a 5-2 loss to France and a 3-0 victory against Honduras.