Switzerland’s team bus crashed into the back of a police car while the team travelled to their World Cup clash against Brazil on Monday evening. Thankfully, the vehicle was travelling at a very low speed so no one was hurt but it was not ideal preparation for the European nation for the match.
Switzerland go into the match against Brazil in a strong position in Group G after winning their opening game against Cameroon. They currently sit second in the group and require just two points from their final two games to advance to the round of 16.
However, they face a tough task against tournament favourites Brazil today with a win enough for the Selecao to secure their place in the knockout stages with a game to spare. The Swiss preparations for the game took a hit when their team bus drove into the back of a police car on the way to Stadium 974 for the match.
The bus was travelling at a very low speed and it appears very unlikely that anyone was hurt in the incident. There are no indications that the crash will effect the kick-off time with the team now at the ground.
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“Personally, I have been looking forward to this clash since the draw came out,” the 48-year-old, who won 49 caps for Switzerland during his playing career, said. “Since my childhood, I spoke at length about Brazil — maybe that’s why I became a footballer.
“Of course, we are really looking forward to it. It’s great to play against big names and to show what we have.”
It remains to be seen if the crash on the way to the stadium will have any effect on their performance but the Europeans will still feel hopeful of reaching the next round regardless of the result in the match today.