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Granit Xhaka misses penalty
Granit Xhaka misses penalty against Poland Getty Images

Poland win the penalty shoot-out and head to the quarter finals. And you may now wish to head over to join the Wales vs Northern Ireland game with my colleague George Flood.

Krychowiak- GOAL! Switzerland 4-5 Poland

Poland are through!

Rodriguez - GOAL - Switzerland 4-4 Poland

Blaszczykowski - GOAL - Switzerland 3-4 Poland

Schar - GOAL - Switzerland 3-3 Poland

Glik - GOAL - Switzerland 2-3 Poland

Shaqiri - GOAL - Switzerland 2-2 Poland

Milik - GOAL - Switzerland 1-2 Poland

Granit Xhaka misses penalty
Granit Xhaka misses penalty for Switzerland vs Poland Getty Images

Xhaka - MISS - Switzerland 1-1 Poland

Lewandowski – GOAL – Switzerland 1-1 Poland

Lichtsteiner – GOAL - Switzerland 1-0 Poland

Here comes the penalty shoot-out and Switzerland will go first at the sunny end of the stadium...

And we have a penalty shoot out!

Poland break into the Swiss area but again the ball won't quite drop and it's hoofed clear. Seconds to go...

Two minutes to go and penalties loom...

Lewandowski helps out the defence by heading clear a corner. As Poland break Djourou commits the cynical foul and gets a yellow card. A cross comes in for Switzerland and Derdiyok looks as though he must score but the ball just bounces unkindly and into Fabianski's grasp.

Embolo tries to bundle his way through the Polish defence but it ends with a goal kick which Fabianski takes his time over.

Embolo tries to bundle his way through the Polish defence but it ends with a goal kick which Fabianski takes his time over.

Switzerland have a free kick 35 yards out but Derdiyok sends it wide. Six minutes to go.

A stunning save from Fabianski as Shaqiri floats over a stunning cross which is headed goalward. Still 1-1. Seven minutes to go.

It's all Switzerland now: corners and crosses following in quick succession but Poland stand firm. Eventually Poland break and Lewandowski wins a free kick but that comes to nothing and as the Swiss break Pazdan commits the professional foul and earns a yellow card.

A beautiful piece of skill by the Stoke man wins another yet corner...

Shaqiri tries to wriggle free in the area again and wins another corner...

Switzerland are attacking and force a corner off Glik.

And the second half of extra time is underway. Can someone save these teams from the purgatory of penalties?

Team news for Wales vs N Ireland can be found here.

Poland have brought on Peszko and his first act is to give away a free kick out wide but in crossable range. Sadly Shaqiri swings that one too far for a goal kick. One minute of added time.

Five minutes to half time in extra time and Poland finally make a substitution. Maczynski off and Zieliński on. Like for like substitution.

Maczynski is down with what looks like cramp. Surely Poland need fresh legs. The Swiss sporting played the ball out then and Poland give them the ball back from the throw-in. Switzerland find Shaqiri on the edge of the area and he attempts to slot a ball through but it harmlessly reaches Swansea's Fabianski.

Poland, still fielding the same XI who started, are looking to attack again but are lacking the necessary zip to create a clear chance.

Shaqiri wriggles into the area and attempts an audacious chip but it floats over.

Shaqiri sends in a cross but it slips through to Fabianski. "Goal of the tournament !!!" messages my mate Shirley. I think she's right.

Extra time is underway and Switzerland attack first.

Reminder that this game will be followed by Wales vs Northern Ireland, which you can follow here.

Extra time is underway and Switzerland attack first.

Reminder that this game will be followed by Wales vs Northern Ireland, which you can follow here.

Xhaka tries an incredibly optimistic long range effort from wide out about 40 yards out. Fabianski grabs it above his head and only just in front of the goal line. And that's full-time. Extra time coming up...

Milik's free kick is three yards wide. A minute to go...

Embolo has an effort charged down and now we have four minutes of injury time.

Poland finally realise that they need to try and score another goal. A corner eludes almost everybody before being fired over. Two minutes plus injury time to go...

That was the first goal Poland have conceded at the tournament. Do Switzerland have another in them? Are we heading for extra time?

Six minutes to go and it's all square. Poland look tired and Switzerland reinvigorated. Fabianski claims a cross under pressure.

Shaqiri scores
Shaqiri scores for Switzerland vs Poland Getty Images

A glorious overhead kick by Shaqiri on the edge of the 18-yard box into the bottom corner eluding Fabianski's desparing dive. 1-1.

GOAL! Switzerland 1-1 Poland (Shaqiri)

The corner is delayed while there's some big men in the middle standing very close to each other in a threatening manner who are parted by Clattenburg. The corner is eventually flung in and headed clear. But Switzerland are coming forward again.

And another corner...

The Swiss fans are cranking up the volume. Poland clinging on. Rodriguez crosses and wins a corner...

The red shirts of Switzerland are heading forward for a long free kick that bounces around the area and finally a shot is blocked and then Seferovic hits the bar. So close and yet so far. Still 1-0 to Poland.

Lewandowski wriggles free but shoots softly wide. Switzerland take off Behrami and bring on Fernandes.

Switzerland are now running at the Poles who are happy to soak up the pressure and then aim for Lewandowski, the only man consistently left up front.

Schar heads the corner just wide.

Fabianski tips Rodriguez's curler over the crossbar. Corner...

Switzerland have a free kick on the edge of the Polish area after Derdiyok is brought down. What can they do with this?

The players are working up a sweat on this sunny afternoon in St Etienne. Switzerland make another substitution: Mehmedi off and Derdiyok on. 20 minutes to go.

Another cross from Rodriguez is headed clear for a corner. The stadium is full of whistles as another Polish player is injured and eating up time. Corner to come...

Rodriguez breaks down the left for Switzerland and flings in a great cross. Embolo challenges Fabianski but the Polish keeper claims the catch. And then spends a minute rolling around as if badly injured before getting up again to take the free-kick that was awarded but undeserved. It was good goalkeeping but not a foul.

This game has certainly opened up. Switzerland biting hard in midfield and pressing higher. But that is leaving space for the Poles.

Here's something depressing:

Poland break and Lewandowski is dispossessed and Switzerland counter but are caught offside.

Substitution: Dzemaili off for Embolo. The man coming on makes sense, but not sure why Switzerland are taking off one of their better performing midfielders.

Poland threaten to break and Schar is about a yard late on Lewandowski who goes flying. A yellow card for the Swiss defender who will miss the quarter final if they advance. Lewandowski is still down.

Poland break and a cross flies too far, but then another Polish attack culminates in a shot by Blaszczykowski which is tipped over by Sommer. Poland have long enjoyed playing on the break and Lewandowski will certainly be a scary proposition if given more space in which to run. Still Switzerland 0-1 Poland.

Switzerland pushing forward. Poland allowing themselves to be pushed back. Bit early to be sitting on a 1-0 lead methinks.

Shaqiri cuts in from the right and shoots but it is straight at Fabianski and is punched away. This is more like it.

Have Switzerland given Shaqiri more licence to roam in this second half? He's getting forward and Switzerland are looking more threatening for it. A slide rule pass through the Polish defence almost breaks through but it's called back for offside. And now Poland counter and the ball reaches Lewandowski who cleverly manages to get away a shot with little backlift but shoots over.

Second half is underway and Switzerland start brightly as Shaqiri wriggles into the box but can't make the most of it. The Swiss corner is dangerous but is cleared by Pazdan.

Poland have a free kick 35-yards out and wide on the left. The first effort is headed away but the ball comes back into the area before Grosicki attempts a spectacular flying bicycle kick which goes wide. Half-time whistle blows. Poland go in with a 1-0 lead.

The Polish fans appear to be singing their own version of the Pet Shop Boys classic Go West (I'm not a linguist but I suspect it's along the lines of "1-0 to Polska" or the like). We are into the one minute of added time (why is it always one minute in the first half?).

Switzerland counter but the Poles head it clear. I've been resisting the temptation to say that a goal would be good for the game but, do you know what, a goal will be good for this game.

Blaszczykowski scores for Poland
Blaszczykowski scores for Poland vs Switzerland Getty Images

Poland broke fast and Grosicki made space, his pass eluded defenders and attackers both to reach Błaszczykowski unmarked, eight yards out and he drives the ball low to open the scoring.

GOAL! Switzerland 0-1 Poland (Błaszczykowski)

Switzerland getting the better of the current exchanges and Poland sitting deep. The Polish fans are adding their voices. Fabianski is forced to tip over the bar after a shot from Admir Mehmedi is deflected.

And we finally have an effort on goal! A corner reaches Fabian Schär but the Swiss defender heads straight at Fabianski. Still 0-0.

Those pre-game warnings about the low-scoring natures of these teams are proving accurate. Switzerland have a free kick out wide and Shaqiri floats it in but it's too far and is cleared. Poland break and the ball reaches Milik six yards out beyond the back post, where he controls but shoots over. Has there been an effort on target in this game? I don't think so...

Grosicki drives into the Swiss area but can't quite get a shot/cross away. He wins a corner from which Piszczek finds space for a header but wastes the chance, sending it wide. Still 0-0.

Another colleague sends in a late prediction. As it's still 0-0 I will allow:

Rodríguez sees a glimpse of the Polish goal from 35 yards out and decides to give it a bash. It's hard(ish) and low but slips wide. Still 0-0.

Switzerland have a corner but Dzemaili heads over under pressure.

Switzerland have a corner but Dzemaili heads over under pressure.

Switzerland's Dzemaili falls over 40 yards out and is inexplicably given a free-kick. The resulting free kick is booted straight into the wall. Not very subtle or clever or likely to succeed.

Poland have the first corner of the game but it's delayed as the Swiss defenders decline to move further than about five yards from the corner flag. When Clattenburg finally gets them to move it is played short and Milik has a shot which flies over for a goal kick .... no, a corner. The ball comes out to Maczynski but his ambitious effort is well wide. Still 0-0.

Lewandowski tries to return the favour, chipping the ball into the area for Maczynski but it's too hard and only reaches keeper Sommer.

Poland pressing again but unable to carve out an opening as a little dink over the top is too hard for Lewandowski.

Poland break and Lewandowski gets into the Swiss area but he's surrounded by three defenders and despite a little dragback he can't find he space. He tumbles over and referee Clattenbury awards a free kick to the Swiss. Still 0-0.

Switzerland get to the Polish byline on the left but the cut back is easily cut out. Switzerland attack again through full-back Pazdan and he gets to the byline too but his cross is cut out for a corner. But it's not given as a corner. Goal kick.

Grosicki gets into the Swiss penalty area and seems to have carved out some space before inexplicably backheeling to a defender. Still 0-0.

Harking back to the good old days, English referee Mark Clattenburg is wearing an all-black strip today. He's not had much to do yet as the two teams pass and probe but without much sniff of goal yet, aside from that early chance following a poor throw out by the Swiss keeper, Sommer.

IBT UK editor-in-chief John Crowley messages to say: "Britain's going to be Switzerland without the money and the mountain ranges. Nothing like the beautiful game to take your mind off life."

The Poles are attacking again and Switzerland are forced to defend in strength before finally booting it clear.

Poland keeping possession until breaking down the right with Lewandowski but his cross is far too long and there was nobody there to receive it anyway. Still 0-0.

Switzerland, wearing red and attacking from left to right as we look, get into the Polish area with Stoke's Shaqiri jinking and jiving, but he finds no way through.

And we're off. Poland, wearing white are the first to attack and really should have had an opener following a disastrous mix-up in the Swiss defence falls to Lewandowski but he blazes over from 18 yards.

Final thought from Shirley: "This is the game Lewandowski is gonna turn up at but Swiss will be hard to break down"

My colleague Pradhan Muthanna says in his preview of today's game:

Switzerland have progressed through the group stages and into the knockout phase for the first time in four attempts. They are currently one of the few teams yet to be beaten this Euros, after drawing two and winning one of their three group stage clashes.

The Swiss, however, have not won a knockout match in a major competition since 1938 when they overcame Germany in a first round replay game at the 1938 Fifa World Cup.

Poland, similarly, are also making it to the knockout phase of the competition for the first time after having failed to win any games in a European finals prior to their win over Northern Ireland in their opening game of Euro 2016. But Robert Lewandowski is yet to fire in this tournament.

Poland have an envious record against the Swiss, having lost to them just once in their 10 encounters thus far. They have won four and drawn five. Their most recent meeting was in an international friendly, which ended in a 2-2 draw.

So, everyone at IBT UK who has ventured an opinion thinks that Poland will win it. So does my friend Shirley who has just messaged to say: "Poland all the way ... 2-1"

You can share your predictions here by tweeting to @Busfield. Or send me thoughts/jokes/video links during the game!

Switzerland vs Poland fans
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The teams:

Switzerland: Sommer, Lichtsteiner, Schar, Djourou, Rodriguez, Behrami, Xhaka, Shaqiri, Dzemaili, Mehmedi, Seferovic

Poland: Fabianski, Piszczek, Glik, Pazdan, Jedrzejczyk, Blaszczykowski, Krychowiak, Maczynski, Grosicki, Milik, Lewandowski

Referee: Mark Clattenburg

We have team news:

Who do you think will win this game? I asked my IBT UK colleagues for some predictions:

Send your predictions to @Busfield on Twitter and I'll share them on this liveblog.

Britain's EU Referendum has dominated the national discourse for the last few days for obvious reasons (a. It's very important b. The football has had a couple of days off after the group stages). My friend Alison said: "Am not a football fan but welcome any change of focus at the moment!"

But what do footballers think of #Brexit? Giorgio Chiellini proves himself more eloquent than Harry Kane.

Uefa have announced The Goal Of The Group Stage:

On a personal note, I remember watching Poland's earlier games and thinking how grateful I wasn't liveblogging a match featuring so many complicatedly spelled names. Now I am in that hot seat. Typing quickly and using quite so many Ks and Zs in names is a challenge that I can only hope I am up to...

Here we are at the beginning of the business end of the European championships. It's cup football from here on. Choose to just hang on for the draw and you are looking at extra time and then penalties. Some teams might make that choice but I hope not. Be positive and you are that little bit closer to Euro glory. Switzerland and Poland should be reasonably matched and are in the half of the draw that features only teams who have never won this tournament.

In the opening games I thought Northern Ireland showed Poland too much respect and that when they gave it a go they came close. There are some better teams still remaining in this tournament but no outstanding teams that can't be beaten. It's cup football so anybody could theoretically win it from here. We have eight games over the next three days so strap up and enjoy the ride...

Xherdan Shaqiri and Arkadiusz Milik