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Juventus defender Lichtsteiner takes blame for Switzerland World Cup defeat

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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