FIFA World Cup: Swiss defender Bergen out of World Cup

Jun 22, 2014, 02:29 IST | Agencies

Porto Seguro: Switzerland's Steve von Bergen will miss the rest of the World Cup after fracturing his left eye socket in their 5-2 defeat to France, the Swiss FA confirmed Saturday.

Steve von Bergen
Steve von Bergen 

The 31-year-old centre-back was accidentally kicked in the face by France's Olivier Giroud after only seven minutes of their Group E clash on Friday.

"He's been an important player for us," said coach Ottmar Hitzfeld.

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