Switzerland's Admir Mehmedi celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during the group E World Cup soccer match between Switzerland and Ecuador. ASSOCIATED PRESS
Ecaudor players celebrate after Enner Valencia scored the opening goal during the group E World Cup soccer match between Switzerland and Ecuador at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn) ASSOCIATED PRESS
BRASILIA, Brazil — A goal deep in stoppage-time by Haris Seferovic gave Switzerland a dramatic 2-1 victory over Ecuador in their Group E opener at the World Cup today.
In a match that looked destined to end in a draw, substitute Seferovic fired home the winner in the closing seconds.
Enner Valencia had given Ecuador the lead in the 22nd minute at Estadio Nacional in the Brazilian capital.
Switzerland’s equalizer followed in the 48th, with Admir Mehmedi heading home from close range.