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Wednesday, July 02, 2014

PORTO SEGURO, Brazil - Xherdan Shaqiri, dubbed "the Messi of the Alps" thanks to his World Cup hat-trick, hopes to conquer new peaks when Switzerland face Argentina in today's last-16 clash.

Shaqiri lived up to his flattering nickname with a hat-trick in his team's 3-0 romp against Honduras in their final group match to set up today's last 16 clash in Sao Paulo against Lionel Messi and Argentina.

"It's a dream tie for us, little Switzerland is facing a big challenge," said the 22-year-old as Swiss newspaper Blick proudly boasted "We have our own Messi".

"We have achieved something big as little Switzerland, I am proud of my three goals.

"Anything is possible now in the last-16."








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