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    March 8, 2018 7:53 PM CST

    BRASILIA, Brazil -- Switzerland grabbed a winner with virtually the final kick to earn a 2-1 victory over Ecuador in the World Cup on Sunday, extending a run of come-from-behind wins that are becoming a theme of the tournament. With just seconds left in the third and final minute of stoppage time, substitute Haris Seferovic finished off a length-of-the-field move by slamming home a close-range shot. After wild Swiss celebrations, Ecuadors shell-shocked players barely had time to restart before the final whistle was blown. It was the fifth time in the first nine matches in Brazil that a team had come from a goal down to win -- but this was the most dramatic of all the comebacks. "It was a dream to be able to win this match in the very last minute like this," Switzerland coach Ottmar Hitzfeld said through a translator. "It was emotional -- it will be important for the morale of the team." Sluggish in the first half-hour, Switzerland -- highly fancied after rising to No. 6 in the FIFA rankings -- conceded a sloppy goal to go behind when Enner Valencia rose unmarked in the 22nd minute and headed in a free kick from six yards (meters). Ecuadors defending for the 48th-minute equalizer was just as abject, however, with Admir Mehmedi finding space from even closer in to nod in a corner. With Mehmedi and Seferovic both second-half substitutes, it was no wonder that the wily Hitzfeld -- a veteran coach with two Champions League titles on his resume -- had a huge grin on his face at the final whistle. Not so his counterpart. "We were naive and that cost us the game," Ecuador coach Reinaldo Rieda said. "(The loss) is more our fault. We were notbeaten by our opponent." After being among the bores of the last two World Cups, it was expected to be all change for Switzerland with Hitzfeld putting his faith in a young, dynamic class of 2014 that had come up together through the national youth ranks. But nerves ensured they started the World Cup poorly, misplacing simple passes and overhitting crosses in a drab first half. The second half wasnt much better either -- but Seferovic rescued them, having only come on in the 75th minute for the ineffective Josip Drmic. The Real Sociedad forward scored a 90th-minute winner against Cyprus in June in Switzerlands unbeaten run through qualifying but he has lost his place to the emerging Drmic. "Haris is a striker through and through," Hitzfeld said. "What he lacked was practice in terms of playing time at Real Sociedad. In the tournament build-up, he performed excellently but he still needs time to develop." Seferovic scored the crucial goal, but teammate Valon Behrami deserves just as much credit. It was the central midfielder who produced a perfectly timed tackle in his own box and then embarked on a lung-bursting run up the field in the lead-up to the winning goal. At one stage, he was hacked down near the centre circle but he got up and carried on his run, with the referee playing an excellent advantage. The ball was fed to the left, where left back Ricardo Rodriguez -- who set up Mehmedi for the equalizer -- slid a low cross for Seferovic to crash a finish high in to the net. Cue Switzerlands entire bench spilling into the pitch to celebrate with Seferovic, with some players choosing to mob Behrami. "It was a great feeling," Behrami said. "Those 30 seconds were amazing for us." FIFA President Sepp Blatter was present -- and was booed by sections of the crowd -- for what was probably the poorest game at this World Cup in terms of quality. Thousands of fans missed the first part of the match because of long queues to pass through security. It meant there were still plenty of empty seats when Valencia stole a yard on Johan Djourou and guided a simple header into the net from Walter Ayovis free kick, with Switzerland goalkeeper Diego Benaglio left completely stranded. It was one of the few clear-cut chances created by Ecuador, which is now on the back foot in a Group E also containing France and Honduras. Mikkel Boedker Jersey. The Cavs announced the move Saturday, one day after LeBron James said hes returning to Cleveland. A 12-year veteran, Haywood has played in 794 NBA games, averaging 6. Logan Couture - Blake Griffin led five Clippers in double figures with 24 points and the LA Clippers got back on track with a 101-97 win over the Utah Jazz. has you covered for whos in, whos out and what to expect from all 30 teams. Timo Meier Jersey. -- The anointed starting quarterback for the Oakland Raiders is strengthening his hold on the position this training camp instead of losing it. Kevin Labanc Jersey. Off-season additions Jermain Defoe and Michael Bradley did not train with the club today, prompting Nelsen to declare its too early to tell if either will be ready for Saturday.Chester, PA ( - The Philadelphia Union and Toronto FC will meet for the first time in four days when the two sides face one another at PPL Park on Wednesday. Catch all the action on TSN2 and TSN 1050 at 7pm et. The two clubs are heading in opposite directions as the Union have suffered just one loss in their last seven league outings while Toronto is winless in its last three.The poor run of form has cost Ryan Nelsen his job as Toronto parted ways with the head coach on Sunday.Expectations for Nelsen were sky-high given the sizable investment made in the squad during the offseason, but Toronto has only managed a .500 record (9-9-6) to this point in the campaign.Greg Vanney was named Torontos new coach, and the former MLS veteran is eager to put his stamp on the club.Im very honored to be named head coach of Toronto FC and I am looking forward to working with an exceptional group of players, Vanney said. This is a time for all of us to come together and achieve our goal of making the playoffs for the first time in club history. Were in a good position in the standings. I know the players in our room believe in each other and we are looking forward to a positive response on Wednesday.The Union, who are coming off of a bye week, will be hoping to capitalize on Torontos transitionnal period.dddddddddddd.Philadelphia trails Toronto in the table by three points, meaning that maximum return from its home-and-home series with the Reds would see the Union erase the gap and go three points clear of the Canadian club.Its huge, Union interim manager Jim Curtin told the clubs official website. The fortunate thing is they (played last) Saturday against New England, so you hope they beat each other up. You dont know how Torontos going to handle it all. Are they going to bank on being at home? Take it and put everything into the home game and rest a few guys here and be ready there. Either way, well be prepared for them. We have the rest and advantage and we have the home-field advantage in the Wednesday game.We can dictate things. Thats a playoff type game with them. Were right around the same spot and having it in our home field, well have to get a win. Then you can go to their place and play with house money. It starts with our home match and we know we have to take care of business at home.The two clubs have yet to meet this season, though Philadelphia has held the edge in head-to-head battles in recent years. The Union are 2-0-3 against Toronto in the last five meetings between the two sides, most recently edging the Reds in a 1-0 victory on Oct. 5, 2013. Wholesale Jerseys  Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Authentic Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys ' ' '