- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 16, 2010

DURBAN, South Africa (AP) — Switzerland pulled off a shocking upset at the World Cup on Wednesday, beating European champion Spain 1-0 on Gelson Fernandes’ second-half goal.

Fernandes clipped the ball into the net in the 52nd minute, ending Spain’s run of 12 straight wins and handing the Spanish team its second loss in 50 games. Spain’s only other loss during the stretch was to the United States, at the Confederations Cup in South Africa last year.

Spain dominated possession throughout the match, but could find no way through Switzerland’s determined defense.

It was Switzerland’s first win over Spain.

 

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