Chile Closer to Final 16 in World Cup

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    PORT ELIZABETH, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 21: Mark Gonzalez of Chile celebrates scoring the opening goal during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group H match between Chile and Switzerland at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on June 21, 2010 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

    Substitute Mark Gonzalez scored on a header in the 75th minute as Chile beat 10-man Switzerland 1-0 to move closer to a spot in the final 16 at the World Cup. Gonzalez headed home a pass from fellow sub Esteban Paredes, who had gotten around the staunch Swiss defense and crossed to Gonzalez at the back post. Gonzalez's downward header beat goalkeeper Diego Benaglio.

    Before Chile scored, Switzerland set a World Cup record in the 69th minute by going 551 minutes without allowing a goal, breaking the mark of 550 held by Italy at the 1986 and 1990 tournaments. Chile has won both its games in Group H. Switzerland played a man down since the 31st minute when midfielder Valone Behrami was sent off with a straight red card for rough play.