While the supporters of the Blues left Monday evening, dejected, the terraces of the cafes after the elimination of France in the round of 16 of the Euro against Switzerland, the supporters of the Nati capsized in happiness.
The Swiss were celebrating a double victory: their country had never beaten France in a major competition, and it had never reached the quarter-finals of the Euro.
Switzerland had not won a knockout match since 1938 and the World Cup in France, a round of 16 to be replayed against Germany.
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In the streets of Lausanne, Geneva, Zurich and even Monthey, supporters invaded the streets, lit smoke and fireworks.
Endless processions of cars honked in Geneva.
Next meeting for the Helvetians: Saturday July 2, where Switzerland will play the quarter-finals against Spain.