Fiji Time: 4:45 AM on Friday 28 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Shaqiri out to impress

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."

Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65700.6380
JPY 51.993048.9930
GBP 0.39950.3915
EUR 0.45000.4380
NZD 0.69360.6606
AUD 0.64560.6206
USD 0.49320.4762



Exchange Rate updated on 27th October, 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Food runs low
  2. Silt slowly burying town river
  3. Man claims impersonation
  4. Nadroga to tour NZ
  5. Airline opens door to new route
  6. Police probe accident
  7. Explosives a concern
  8. Water site receives upgrade
  9. Diwali a time for unity
  10. New fire house for Korolevu commissioned

Top Stories this Week

  1. 'I heard Soko screaming in pain' Friday (21 Oct)
  2. True to an early love Wednesday (26 Oct)
  3. Qiliho attends trial Wednesday (26 Oct)
  4. Death probe Sunday (23 Oct)
  5. Fiji pearls make history Monday (24 Oct)
  6. Fijian 7s surprise Tuesday (25 Oct)
  7. Love conquers all Sunday (23 Oct)
  8. Prepare for the worst, says Kumar Wednesday (26 Oct)
  9. Ro Teimumu frets over leadership Wednesday (26 Oct)
  10. NFP calls for public holiday Wednesday (26 Oct)