Jul 1, 2014 at 5pm UK at ​Arena de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
Argentina
1-0
SwitzerlandSwitzerland
di Maria (118')
Rojo (90')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Xhaka (36'), Fernandes (73')

Angel di Maria: 'Argentina deserved to win'

Argentina's Angel di Maria celebrates his late winner against Switzerland in their World Cup round of 16 match in Sao Paulo on July 1, 2014
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Angel di Maria insists that Argentina deserved to win their World Cup last-16 tie against Switzerland.

Angel di Maria has insisted that Argentina deserved to win their World Cup last-16 tie against Switzerland.

A goal from Di Maria two minutes from the end of extra time gave the South Americans a 1-0 win to book their place in the quarter-finals.

"We have 23 heroes and the coaching staff. We gave our lives," he told reporters.

"We knew that every knockout game is like this. We knew this could happen and we did everything we could with every ball. We did everything very well.

"We had many goal situations, we always tried to play and we never got desperate. We managed it in the end and the victory is more than deserved."

Argentina will face the winners of Belgium and the USA's last-16 match.

Argentina's forward and captain Lionel Messi celebrates scoring during the Group F football match between Argentina and Iran at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil on June 21, 2014
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