Switzerland on the brink of World Cup knockouts after superb come from behind 2-1 win over Serbia

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Switzerland put themselves in a commanding position to qualify from Group E as they came from behind to beat Serbia 2-1.

Aleksandar Mitrovic opened the scoring in no time for Serbia, rising like a salmon to beautifully flick in Dusan Tadic’s expert cross, leaving Yann Sommer stunned in the Swiss goal.

It was a strong performance from the Serbs, but the Swiss reacted in the second half, Granit Xhaka’s stunning strike following a loose ball leveling it up for Vladimir Petkovic’s side.

Serbia seemed keen to settle for a point but the Swiss were having none of it and stole all three points with stoppage time looming, Xherdan Shaqiri running on to a loose ball and scoring stylishly to secure a hard-fought victory that saw them become the first team to come from behind and win at the 2018 World Cup.

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Watch: Germany vs Sweden head-to-head stats

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Germany and Sweden will lock horns on Saturday, in their second group stage game of World Cup 2018.

While Sweden managed to beat South Korea 1-0, thanks to Andreas Granqvist’s converted penalty, Germany were stunned by Mexico as they succumbed to a 1-0 defeat of their own after Hirving Lozano scored the winner.

With three points up for grabs, who do you think will come out on top?

To help you pick a team for Saturday’s clash – here are the head-to-head stats for Germany and Sweden.

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Peru fans revel in World Cup atmosphere despite team's exit

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Peru fans are enjoying their first World Cup since 1982.

Peru were knocked out of the World Cup after a second straight loss on Wednesday, following up a 1-0 loss to Denmark with a defeat against France by the same scoreline score, but that hasn’t kept their fans from enjoying themselves in Russia.

With their team qualifying for football’s biggest tournament for the first time since 1982, the Peruvians have made sure to turn their time at the World Cup into a party.

“We’re here, 10,000 kilometres away from our place of birth, supporting our national team,” one fan said.

Watch the Peruvian fans revelling in Russia in our video below.

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