39th Minute, Georges Bregy, Switzerland v USA, World Cup Group Stage 1994
Switzerland appointed Englishman Roy Hodgson in 1992 and saw an immediate upturn in fortunes. In 1993 they rose to their highest ever FIFA ranking and qualified for their first World Cup in three decades.
Their opening match was against the hosts USA and they dominated the first half but struggled to create clear cut chances.
On the 39th minute Sutter wins a free kick for Switzerland on the edge of the box which Bregy stepped up to take…
What Happened Next?
Eric Wynalda scored a free-kick of his own to pull the hosts level and it finished all square.
Switzerland thrashed Romania but then lost to Colombia who were already eliminated which meant they faced a tough task in the second round and Spain comfortably beat them 3-0 to send them home.
Roy Hodgson left to Inter Milan after making sure Switzerland qualified for Euro ’96.