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World Cup: Ukraine Defeats Tunisia 1-0


Switzerland and France have won their matches by identical 2-0 scores at the World Cup in Germany, to finish one and two in Group-G and advance to the second round.

Switzerland beat South Korea in Hanover Friday, as Philippe Senderos tallied on a header in the 23rd minute and Alexander Frei scored a disputed goal in the 77th for the 2-0 victory. The Swiss win Group-G with seven points, while France finished second with five.

Patrick Vieira scored for France in the 55th minute in Cologne and Thierry Henry added an insurance goal in the 61st to beat Togo 2-0. Earlier in Group-H, Ukraine defeated Tunisia 1-0 in Berlin and Spain beat Saudi Arabia by that same 1-0 margin in Kaiserslautern.

Spain got its goal from Juanito on a 37th minute header to top the group with nine points. Andriy Shevchenko scored for Ukraine, converting a 70th minute penalty kick to clinch second place in the group and a spot in the round of 16.

Switzerland plays Ukraine on Monday in Cologne in the knockout round, while France faces Spain in Hanover Tuesday.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.