Juventus defender Stephan Lichtsteiner has taken the blame for Switzerland's World Cup defeat to Argentina.

The Round of 16 tie was 0-0 and heading to penalties when Angel Di Maria scored at the 118th minute.

"Switzerland deserve praise for a great performance and we didn't deserve to go out like that," the Juventus wing-back told Sky Sport Italia.

"We proved that we are a very good side and it was a wonderful game for us until that moment.

"On the goal I lost the ball after a challenge and they were able to run in on goal.

"We were punished when the match was practically over. It's such a shame."

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