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')

Ottmar Hitzfeld announces retirement

Switzerland coach Ottmar Hitzfeld announces his retirement from coaching aged 65 following his side's World Cup exit.

Switzerland boss Ottmar Hitzfeld has announced his retirement from coaching after his side bowed out of the World Cup to Argentina this evening.

Angel di Maria struck a dramatic 118th-minute winner after normal time was not enough to separate both nations in Sao Paulo today.

Hitzfeld, whose brother passed away just hours before kickoff, praised his players for their contribution but says that he will now call time on his 31-year coaching career in order to pursue a "quieter life".

"I'd like to congratulate my players for the way they reacted at the end," he told FIFA.com. "Today Switzerland earned the recognition of many people around the world and we can walk away with our heads held high.

"As for my future, I'm retiring from coaching so I can lead a quieter life."

On Monday, the 65-year-old claimed that this evening's clash would not mark end of his career.

Hitzfeld took charge of the Swiss national team back in 2008 and recently guided them up to sixth in the FIFA rankings following an unbeaten World Cup qualifying campaign.

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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