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This day that year : Switzerland exits 2006 World Cup without conceding a goal

India TV News Desk 26 Jun 2014, 5:38:42 IST
India TV News Desk
A special series on the historic significance of the day in FIFA World cup. Today we take a look on 26th  June.
On this day: Switzerland exits tournament without scoring a penalty in shootout against Ukraine in Cologne, Germany, in 2006.

After an uneventful round of 16 encounter, Ukraine, in its first World Cup, defeated Switzerland 3-0 on penalties. As a result, Switzerland became the first team in the history of World Cup shootouts not to score a single spot kick.

It also became the first team ever to depart without conceding a goal in normal play. Ukraine went through to the quarterfinals where it lost 3-0 to eventual winner Italy.