Last Updated at 5:40 pm, June 16th 2010
Sam Parkes writes: "I'm not surprised this is such a slow start to a World Cup, the ball is near enough unpredictable, the vuvuzela is totally ruining the game as well as the atmosphere, and it's only the sixth day!"
Gary Boyd makes a good point. "A lot of good teams have turned up at this World Cup with the intention of being hard to beat. Spain on the other hand intend to ensure there isn't a team out there they can't beat! I know which I prefer to watch!"
90 + 6
Xavi has the last chance for Spain but his long-range shot clears the bar. What a shock! It's all over. Wonder if anyone grabbed that 14/1?
90 + 4
Yakin is booked for handling Capdevila's cross. Ridiculous decision from Webb.
90 + 2
Final change for Switzerland sees Mario Eggiman replace Barnetta.
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Xavi's corner falls to Pedro but he chips the ball over the top and out for a goal-kick. Benaglio is booked for time-wasting.
Hakan Yakin comes on for Derdiyok as the Swiss make their second change.
In fact Iniesta comes off and is replaced by Rodriguez Pedro.
Inler penalised for a foul on Xavi. Ziegler is booked for fouling Navas nar the right touchline.
Double substitution for Spain sees Torres and Jesus Navas come on for Silva and Busquets.
Martin writes: "I'm living in Spain and annoying the lads at work with my makeshift Swiss flag - they were fairly confident earlier but getting towards half time at 0-0 has suprised them a bit - although I would still back them to win comfortably and maybe go all the way in the tournament."
Jack Dooley says "For crying out loud - can you please bring Torres on, he's got the spark spain need to get this goal fest started!!!"
Liam Slater writes: "This commentary is a life saver, being at work whilst the World Cup is on it horrible. I really hope this World Cup picks up some momentum. I thought Spain would be the team to do it, having possession is great but need to create more chances. PS come on England!!!"
Peter Robinson, in Chicago, writes "I think that Switzerland will break on the counter to take the lead and Spain will hit back with two late goals."
Richard Goldthorpe is in good form. "I've been watching the 12.30 and 15.00 day games on Sky Sports Centre. Having seen a few highlights on the TV, I suggest that the text commentry is about exciting as watching on tv, and a lot more peaceful. Is this the dullest start to a World Cup ever?" In a word, yes. Bring on the second round of games when some teams will have to be more adventurous.
Elliot Owens still has faith in Spain. "Has to be a Spain 2-0 win as they are dominating. Iniesta and Xavi to score. Hope so anyway."
Mike Triffitt gives us an update from Sky Bet. He writes: "All Spain in the first half but dogged defending from the Swiss means it's 0-0 at half-time.Under 2.5 goal backers look like collecting once again and for the optimists its 10/3 for a rare over's win. It's hard to believe the Swiss can last out and punters continue to back all things Spanish with David Villa still a 5/2 chance to open the scoring. Spain are now 4/9, the draw is 2/1 and Switzerland are out to 14/1."
Oliver wonders whether "Spain will lend us Fabregas? He looks bored" and Simon is back on to say "It can't be coincidence that all these games have been so poor...can it?" The ball is certainly and issue but Spain are doing the right thing and keeping it close to feet.
Zor Ortiz e-mailed before the game started and wrote': "Iam ridiculously bored at work and therefore dependent on you for the commentary! I expect a great, even match today! They will either go 0-0 or draw 2-2. Anything else I believe will be a ridiculous mistake on either part. And they are too good to make them." Spain are certainly doing their best and hope they score Zor just to get Switzerland out of their own half.
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One minute to be added. Iniesta has been the best player on show and he thinks about getting in a cross but decides there isn't enough space and passes the ball back before the half-time whistle blows.
Senderos limps off after hurting his ankle while tackling his own player - think it was Ziegler. Steve Von Bergen is on.
A great break as Busquets plays the ball over the top for Iniesta, who cuts back and is brought down by Grichting on the edge of the area. The centre-back is booked.
Xavi fouls Fernandes 30 yards out. Ziegler's free-kick is low and beats the wall but Iker Casillas makes a decent enough save.
Dom, in Bromley, writes: "I'd really love to see a shock upset here but I just can't see it happening. Spain have been so dominant over the last three years and that 6-0 against Poland just showed how ready they are for this. Spain to do a Germany and win 4-0."
Simon Weids writes: "It's a sad truth but it really tells you something about the quality of the England team looking at Spain's. They have Torres (albeit injured) and Fabregas on the bench.. and our equivalents are Crouch and Michael Carrick."
Rob Styles(!) writes: "Looking at a draw all the way for this one, the skill and technique of the Spanish cannot be ignored but they are notoriously slow starters and the Swiss will be going all out defence. Senderos to stand out as unbeatable in the air today!"
Andrew Whittingham writs: "Cannot wait for Switzerland to show us what they can do. Spain were always going to be favourites for this match and also the tournament but do not underestimate the Switzerland team who have more than enough to provide an upset today." Thanks Andrew
John Hutchison writes; "No-one is giving the Swiss a chance but who knows, will Spain be the first to put down a marker? Draws for Italy and England, and unconvincing and laboured wins for Argentina, Holland, and Brazil. Germany's result doesn't count as Australia clearly don't play strikers. I don't think a Spain will blitz it today, nervy 2-1." Ta John
Conor, from Worthing, has had a very interesting bet which should pay out a lot if it comes off. "Looking forward to seeing if Spain can prove me wrong, a lot of hype over them this summer, but I've gone against the odds and placed £10 on a 2-2 draw with Reto Ziegler as the first goalscorer."
Steve, from Bristol, is "looking forward to Spain hopefully getting this World Cup started as it's all been very slow and predicatble so far. Best passing team in the world should hopefully be able to control this silly beach ball better than the rest. Spain to win by a couple of clear goals, possibly 3-1." Cheers Steve
First up is Oliver. "Really looking forward to this one. May see only the second high-scoring game of the cup so far - you can't look past Spain. Villa to grab a couple. Clean sheet too for Casillas and his amigos."
Betting news from Sky Bet, and Spain are overwhelming 1/4 favourites to win this game, the draw is 9/2 and Switzerland are a whopping 11/1 to take three points. Not too many goals at the World Cup so far and Spain are 11/2 to win 1-0 and 4/1 to secure a 2-0 victory. David Villa is 5/2 favourite to open the scoring.
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