Switzerland loses 1-0 to Costa Rica in WCup warmup

Jun 1, 2010 - 8:46 PM SION, Switzerland(AP) -- Winston Parks scored the winner with a 57th-minute shot and Switzerland's sluggish form ahead of the World cup continued Tuesday when it lost 1-0 to Costa Rica in an exhibition.

Parks' goal came after a determined run through three defenders.

The Swiss have lost all three friendly matches since clinching their place in South Africa last October, and have scored just a single penalty in that span.

Coach Ottmar Hitzfeld has one more scheduled warmup - against world champion Italy in Geneva - on Saturday.

Switzerland opens Group H play against tournament favorite Spain on June 16. It also faces Chile and Honduras.

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