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Switzerland qualify for fourth consecutive World Cup

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Switzerland hung on to their 1-0 first-leg lead over Northern Ireland and played out a goalless draw in the play-off second leg in Basel to book their ticket to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. Both teams created chances throughout the match playing in tough, rainy conditions. Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill will be pleased his side saw more of ...

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2018 World Cup Playoffs: Croatia cruise, Swiss earn away win

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Croatia and Switzerland stepped closer towards earning qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ after first-leg victories in their two-leg European zone play-off ties on Thursday evening. Croatia eased to a comfortable 4-1 victory at home to Greece, while Switzerland scored a second-half penalty to earn a valuable 1-0 win in Northern Ireland. The performance of the evening came ...

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Switzerland beat Portugal in 2018 World Cup qualifying

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Switzerland beat European champions Portugal 2-0 in their opening World Cup 2018 Group B qualifier on Tuesday. Breel Embolo and Ahmed Mehmedi scored first-half goals for the hosts, who had Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka sent off in stoppage time. Portugal were missing Cristiano Ronaldo, with the Real Madrid forward injured since July’s Euro 2016 final. Beaten finalists France got their ...

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EURO 2016: Poland edge past Switzerland on penalties

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Poland are through to the quarter-finals of UEFA EURO 2016 after defeating Switzerland on penalties at the end of an entertaining 1-1 draw in Saint-Etienne. Grzegorz Krychowiak rifled the winning spot kick high into the corner to spark an outpouring of joy from his team-mates, who slotted all five of their attempts past Yann Sommer. They duly booked their first ...

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Xherdan Shaqiri on Switzerland’s torn-shirt farce: ‘I hope Puma don’t produce condoms’

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Xherdan Shaqiri has brought some light relief to the grave controversy surrounding the number of ripped Switzerland shirts in his side’s Euro 2016 match against France on Sunday night. An unprecedented tally of four ripped strips was about the most incisive thing to come out of the dreary 0-0 draw, leaving kit manufacturer Puma firmly in the spotlight. However, Stoke City winger ...

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EURO 2016: Stalemate takes Swiss through with France

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France had needed late goals to beat both Romania and Albania and nearly gave themselves an early deficit to retrieve as Fabian Schär’s flick from a corner was almost touched in by Paul Pogba at the far post. Pogba was quickly involved at the other end, firing in a shot from distance that nearly caught out Yann Sommer; only the ...

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EURO 2016: Mehmedi strike earns Swiss valuable point

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Switzerland edged closer to qualification for the last 16 of UEFA EURO 2016 with a gutsy draw at Parc des Princes, battling back from a goal down to share the Group A spoils thanks to a wonderful left-foot volley from Admir Mehmedi. Romania had led through Bogdan Stancu’s 18th-minute penalty and they grew in stature after surviving several Swiss missses ...

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Spain, Switzerland book EURO 2016 places

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Holders Spain and Switzerland booked their places at Euro 2016 with comfortable victories on Friday. Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla and Valencia striker Paco Alcacer both scored twice in Logrono as they beat Luxembourg 4-0 to win Group C. However, Manchester City midfielder David Silva and forward Alvaro Morata both came off with injuries. In Group E, Leicester City’s Gokhan Inler ...

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Davis Cup 2015: Belgium knock out holders Switzerland

Belgium’s David Goffin recovered from a back injury to secure a 3-2 victory over Davis Cup champions Switzerland. Trailing 2-1 overnight, Henri Laaksonen kept Swiss hopes intact by beating Steve Darcis in a five-set contest. But Goffin, who withdrew from Friday’s singles, beat Adrien Bossel in straight sets to seal a quarter-final spot against Japan or Canada. Australia will play ...

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