Referee: Héctor Baldassi (Argentina)
Switzerland (442): Woelfli, Lichsteiner, Ziegler, Grichting, von Bergen, Huggel, Inler (Shaqiri 58'), Barnetta, Nkofu, Derdiyok, Fernandes (Yakin 71')
Honduras (451): Valladeres, Mendoza, Izaguirro, Chavez (Bernardoz 45'), Figueroa, Palacios, Guevara, Nunez, Suazo, Espinoza (Martinez 45'), Alverez
Switzerland welcomed back Reto Zeigler from his suspension for this final group game that only had bragging rights available for the two teams. After almost twenty minutes of very dull football the Swiss suddenly began their control of the match in the 19th minute. Blaise Nkufo got on to an Osman Chavez mistake and, after a neat one-two with Lichsteiner, the striker dispatched his shot neatly into the bottom corner.
The same player nearly doubled his team's advantage two minutes later with a spectacular bicycle kick that would have been a goal if was on target anywhere but straight at the goalie. The match returned to a lull until Gelson Fernandez was bundled to the ground to earn Switzerland a free kick. Tranquillo Barnetta stepped up to take it on, whipping it up into the corner for a 2-0 lead at halftime.
Both teams looked like they just wanted it to be over for most of the second half with many passes going astray and thankfully for everyone watching the end did finally come without much else to cheer about.
Switzerland 2 - 0 Honduras
SUI Nkufo 19'
SUI Barnetta 42'
HON Mendoza 45'
SUI Derdiyok 57'
Man of the Match:
SUI Stephen Lichsteiner