Switzerland’s Haris Seferovic scored an injury-time winner to clinch a dramatic 2-1 triumph against Ecuador in their opening game of the 2014 World Cup in Brasilia.
Enner Valencia broke the deadlock for Ecuador but the Swiss equalised in the second half through Admir Mehmedi and then controversially had a goal ruled out for offside before Seferovic netted in the final seconds.
Ecuador took the lead in the 22nd minute when Enner Valencia headed in unmarked from close range via Walter Ayovi’s whipped free kick from the left.
Switzerland boss Ottmar Hitzfeld brought on Mehmedi at half-time and the striker made a quick impact, heading in the equaliser on 48 minutes after goalkeeper Alexander Dominguez failed to command his area on a corner.
Ecuador pushed for a response with Enner Valencia and Jefferson Montero both going close, before the Swiss had the ball in the back of the net only to see Josip Drmic controversially deemed offside.
With seconds remaining, Ricardo Rodriguez raced down the left flank before sending in a low cross that Seferovic lifted into the roof of the net from close range.