The Schweizer Nati have entered the record books with their defensive performance...Switzerland have set a new World Cup record for number of consecutive minutes played without conceding a goal. The Schweizer Nati needed to keep Chile's attack at bay for 67 minutes in Monday's Group H game to eclipse Italy's record.
Switzerland goalie Diego Benaglio managed to keep a clean sheet until the 75th minute, when Mark Gonzalez found the back of the net.
Switzerland have thus set the record by playing 559 minutes without conceding a goal at the World Cup. The previous record of 550 minutes was held by Italy, set between June 17, 1986 and July 3, 1990.
The Swiss started their defensive record with a scoreless draw against France at the 2006 World Cup and went on to deny Togo and South Korea before they were eliminated by Ukraine in a penalty shoot-out.
They then beat Spain 1-0 at the 2010 World Cup before eventually conceding a goal in the 75th minute against Chile on Monday, June 21.
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