Switzerland player ratings v Argentina: La Nati bow out proud

Despite losing in extra time 1-0 to Argentina, Switzerland took the game to the wire and can leave the competition proud.

Diego Benaglio 8 - Brilliant game from this man, pulled out some really good saves from powerful shots and looked solid on set pieces.

Stephan Lichtsteiner 7 - Looked really good defensively, to the point that Angel Di Maria switched wings.

Fabian Schär 6 - Really struggled against Messi, had a torrid time but kept plugging away to help his team.

Johan Djourou 7 - Great performance from the former Arsenal man, defended well and showed great skill to get out of tricky situations.

Ricardo Rodríguez 7 - Played well going forward and running back, skipped past players and drew fouls when Switzerland needed them.

Gökhan Inler - Battled well throughout the game but was let down by his final ball far too often.

Valon Behrami 5 - To be fair he didn't stand a chance against Mascherano and Gago and was mostly chasing shadows.

Granit Xhaka 5 - Very lucky to have stayed on the field and really should have scored when he was through on goal.

Xherdan Shaqiri 7 - Put in a shift, showed good skill and flair but the task at hand was just too big.

Admir Mehmedi 5 - After having two previous decent games, failed to make any impact on this one.

Josip Drmić 5 - Should have really scored, that’s the difference, world class players take their chances.


Gelson Fernandes - N/A

Haris Seferović - N/A

Blerim Džemaili 5 - Saw his header come back off the post only moments after Argentina scored, heartbreaking.

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