Growing defensive concerns for Aston Villa as central defender Philippe Senderos adds to Pauls Lamberts’ mounting injury list with teammates Ron Vlaar [calf] and Nathan Baker [knee] both struggling to be available for the visit of Southampton this weekend.
Paul Lambert will be hoping captain Ron Vlaar can step up his recovery from a calf injury this week ahead of the trip to Goodison Park after Switzerland confirmed defensive teammate Philippe Senderos suffered a thigh injury during the loss to Slovenia on Thursday.
Switzerland kept pace with Argentina until the final minutes of extra time as they take a crushing 1-0 defeat, knocking them out of the tournament.
Switzerland XI: Benaglio, Lichtsteiner, Inler, Xhaka, Behrami, Rodriguez, Mehmedi, Drmic, Djourou, Schar, Shaqiri
After being relatively quiet in Switzerland's first two group matches, Xherdan Shaqiri had a masterful performance today, scoring all three of their goals in a 0-3 defeat of Honduras.
Switzerland XI: Benaglio, Lichtsteiner, Inler, Xhaka, Behrami, Rodriguez, Mehmedi, Drmic, Djourou, Schaer, Shaqiri
Switzerland did not look the 6th ranked country according to FIFA with a shocking display in which they conceded five unanswered goals, only to answer back with two with the match well out of reach in the 2-5 final.
Switzerland XI: Benaglio, Lichtsteiner, Von Bergen, Inler (c), Seferovic, Xhaka, Behrami, Rodriguez, Mehmedi, Djourou, Shaqiri
In a match that looked to deliver the first draw of World Cup 2014, Switzerland found a last second goal to take the three points in a 2-1 come from behind win over Ecuador.
Switzerland XI: Benaglio, Lichtsteiner, Von Bergen, Inler (c), Xhaka, Behrami, Rodriguez, Stocker, Drmic, Djourou, Shaqiri
Philippe Senderos has undergone a medical exam ahead of a move that will send him to Aston Villa.
Swiss defender Phillipe Senderos has been signed by La Liga side Valencia CF on a permanent move from Fulham FC.
Phillipe Senderos, who came off against Manchester City injured, will miss Fulham's Boxing Day match at Norwich City.
In a move to acquire Premier League-quality depth, Everton and Fulham are looking to Rovers and Scott Dann.