Switzerland's Xherdan Shaqiri celebrates after scoring his second goal during the 2014 World Cup Group E soccer match between Honduras and Switzerland at the Amazonia arena in Manaus June 25, 2014. REUTERS/Michael Dalder
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Shaqiri is the same height as Lionel Messi and has a similarly low center of gravity and, while he has some way to go to match the feats of the prolific Argentina forward, the 22-year-old gives Switzerland a genuine threat up front.The Swiss have never beaten Argentina, drawing two games and losing four.While Argentina's defense will be hoping to shackle Shaqiri, Switzerland's back line has a tougher task in shutting out an inspired Messi.The 27-year-old, whose stuttering international career before this World Cup was the only blip in an otherwise stellar career, has set about putting that right with four goals in Brazil so far. He also scored his first international hat-trick the last time Argentina and Switzerland met, in a friendly in 2012 .
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