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BRASILIA, Brazil -- Switzerland grabbed a winner with virtually the final kick to earn a 2-1 victory over Ecuador in the World Cup on Sunday, extending a run of come-from-behind wins that are becoming a theme of the tournament. With just seconds left in the third and final minute of stoppage time, substitute Haris Seferovic finished off a length-of-the-field move by slamming home a close-range shot. After wild Swiss celebrations, Ecuadors shell-shocked players barely had time to restart before the final whistle was blown. It was the fifth time in the first nine matches in Brazil that a team had come from a goal down to win -- but this was the most dramatic of all the comebacks. "It was a dream to be able to win this match in the very last minute like this," Switzerland coach Ottmar Hitzfeld said through a translator. "It was emotional -- it will be important for the morale of the team." Sluggish in the first half-hour, Switzerland -- highly fancied after rising to No. 6 in the FIFA rankings -- conceded a sloppy goal to go behind when Enner Valencia rose unmarked in the 22nd minute and headed in a free kick from six yards (meters). Ecuadors defending for the 48th-minute equalizer was just as abject, however, with Admir Mehmedi finding space from even closer in to nod in a corner. With Mehmedi and Seferovic both second-half substitutes, it was no wonder that the wily Hitzfeld -- a veteran coach with two Champions League titles on his resume -- had a huge grin on his face at the final whistle. Not so his counterpart. "We were naive and that cost us the game," Ecuador coach Reinaldo Rieda said. "(The loss) is more our fault. We were notbeaten by our opponent." After being among the bores of the last two World Cups, it was expected to be all change for Switzerland with Hitzfeld putting his faith in a young, dynamic class of 2014 that had come up together through the national youth ranks. But nerves ensured they started the World Cup poorly, misplacing simple passes and overhitting crosses in a drab first half. The second half wasnt much better either -- but Seferovic rescued them, having only come on in the 75th minute for the ineffective Josip Drmic. The Real Sociedad forward scored a 90th-minute winner against Cyprus in June in Switzerlands unbeaten run through qualifying but he has lost his place to the emerging Drmic. "Haris is a striker through and through," Hitzfeld said. "What he lacked was practice in terms of playing time at Real Sociedad. In the tournament build-up, he performed excellently but he still needs time to develop." Seferovic scored the crucial goal, but teammate Valon Behrami deserves just as much credit. It was the central midfielder who produced a perfectly timed tackle in his own box and then embarked on a lung-bursting run up the field in the lead-up to the winning goal. At one stage, he was hacked down near the centre circle but he got up and carried on his run, with the referee playing an excellent advantage. The ball was fed to the left, where left back Ricardo Rodriguez -- who set up Mehmedi for the equalizer -- slid a low cross for Seferovic to crash a finish high in to the net. Cue Switzerlands entire bench spilling into the pitch to celebrate with Seferovic, with some players choosing to mob Behrami. "It was a great feeling," Behrami said. "Those 30 seconds were amazing for us." FIFA President Sepp Blatter was present -- and was booed by sections of the crowd -- for what was probably the poorest game at this World Cup in terms of quality. Thousands of fans missed the first part of the match because of long queues to pass through security. It meant there were still plenty of empty seats when Valencia stole a yard on Johan Djourou and guided a simple header into the net from Walter Ayovis free kick, with Switzerland goalkeeper Diego Benaglio left completely stranded. It was one of the few clear-cut chances created by Ecuador, which is now on the back foot in a Group E also containing France and Honduras. Cheap Air Max 270 . Scotlands Greg Laidlaw made one of two penalty kicks and all three conversions, and Stuart Hogg added a try in the second half. "The most important thing to come out of the game is that we did not get scored against," Laidlaw said. Fake Nike Air Max Replica .S. womens soccer team to a 2-0 win over China in Colorado in the afternoon. https://www.wholesalenikeairmaxshoes.com/. 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Ajayi finished with 229 yards on 27 carries, and Grant Hedrick threw for 191 yards and two touchdowns on 18-of-24 passing for the Broncos (10-2, 7-1 MWC), who won their final seven games to claim the Mountain Division. Alec Dhaenens and Thomas Sperbeck each caught a Hedrick touchdown pass in the win. Kent Myers completed 16-of-28 passes for 159 yards with an interception and ran for a score, and Daniel Gray returned a fumble for a 50-yard touchdown for the Aggies (9-4, 6-2), who ended their season on a sour note after winning their previous five games. The Broncos, who have defeated the Aggies in 12 straight games, will take on Fresno State in the title game on Saturday. Utah State received the ball to start the game and LaJaun Hunt made an immediate impact as he raced 55 yards down to the Broncos 20. The run was a wasted effort, however, as Nick Diaz missed a 39-yard field goal. The Broncos took over at their own 21 and used back-to-back 17-yard catches from Jake Roh and Sperbeck to move deep into Aggies territory. Two plays later, Ajayi ran the ball in from nine yards out for an early lead. Myers was picked off by Darian Thompson on Utah States very next play, giving Boise State prime field position at the Aggies 45. Grant hauled in a 24-yard pass to help set up Dhaenens 2-yard TD catch for a 14-0 game midway through the opening stanza. Ronald Butler made a big catch for 38 yards and Myers made it a 14-7 game with a 9-yard keeper. Ajayi bounced off a tackle and backtracked to his right, reaching the end zone on a 19-yard run. Dan Goodale, however, blocked the extra point and Jalen Davis raced down the other way to give the Aggies two points for a 20-9 ggame with 2:05 to play in the first.dddddddddddd Boise State continued its potent offensive attack with two scores early in the second quarter. Ajayi hustled into the end zone on an 8-yard run for his third score of the day on just the third play of the stanza and after the Aggies fumbled the ensuing kickoff, Sperbecks 24-yard grab made it a 34-9 contest just over three minutes into the second. Diaz booted a 46-yarder to make it 34-12 game with under five minutes to play in the half. After a scoreless third quarter, Ajayi found the end zone on the first play of the final stanza with a 62-yard run. On the Aggies ensuing drive, Beau Martin sacked Myers and recovered the loose ball to give the Broncos possession at midfield. Ajayi rattled off three straight runs for 35 yards and then capped the 8-play, 50-yard trek by plunging in from a yard out for a 48-12 advantage with 9:21 to play. Sean Wales 54-yard punt pinned Utah State at its 1-yard line. The Aggies moved the chains on Sharps 8-yard catch, but Hunt was tackled for a loss of six yards and Myers was sacked in the end zone for a safety. Gray returned a fumble 50 yards for Utah State with under four minutes to play to account for the final score. Game Notes Jon Helmandollar (2004, vs. Louisiana Tech) and Ian Johnson (2006, vs. Oregon State) also ran for five touchdowns in a single game for the Broncos ... Ajayi also set the Boise State single-season record for all-purpose yardage with 2,155 ... Ajayi is now second all-time in Boise State history with three 200- yard rushing games. Cedric Minter (1977-80) is the leader with four ... Boise State won its 13th straight home game and owns a 91-4 record on the blue turf since the beginning of the 2000 season ... Utah States last win in the series was a 24-20 victory on Nov. 1, 1997 ... The Broncos outgained the Aggies 498-268 yards. ' ' '

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