The Spanish defence

Perhaps the South African World Cup is destined to be the year of the underdog? Current World Champions Italy got off to a faltering start when they drew their opening tie with Paraguay. The USA got a fortuitous point against England after Robert Green’s slip up, and even the North Koreans gave the mighty Brazil a run for their money, despite ultimately losing the tie.

But even the shock results for England, Italy and Brazil can’t contend with today’s history making victory for Switzerland. A nation of just 7.7 million people fought bravely against the favourites, and current European champions Spain, to cause the biggest upset in of the 2010 World Cup so far.

Spain’s problems were at both end of the pitch. A defence made of Swiss cheese (couldn’t resist) and a multi-millionaire pound strike-force that simply ran out of ideas. Liverpool striker, Fernando Torres came on put only showed the touch of a rapist as his control let him down numerous times.

Even the five minutes of Fergie… I mean, stoppage time, couldn’t help the Spaniards, and as the final whistle went and the Swiss fans celebrated, the shockwaves of a history making result were felt around the World.

As Spain head back to their training camp to try and figure out how they lost such a simple game, England fans will be hoping another underdog, Algeria, don’t pull a similar stunt on Friday.