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Switzerland exits 2006 World Cup without conceding

On this day: Switzerland becomes 1st team in WCup history not to score a penalty in shootout

Posted on June 6, 2014 at 4:37 a.m.

On June 26 in history: Switzerland exits tournament without scoring a penalty in shootout against Ukraine in Cologne, Germany, in 2006.

After an uneventful round of 16 encounter, Ukraine, in its first World Cup, defeated Switzerland 3-0 on penalties. As a result, Switzerland became the first team in the history of World Cup shootouts not to score a single spot kick. It also became the first team ever to depart without conceding a goal in normal play. Ukraine went through to the quarterfinals where it lost 3-0 to eventual winner Italy.


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