Switzerland clinches knockout spot despite Serbia surge
Serbia

Switzerland clinches knockout spot despite Serbia surge

Switzerland grabbed the final spot of the 2022 World Cup knockout phase on Friday with a win over Serbia. The European team entered the day holding the second spot of Group G, as Brazil already locked up a place in the next phase. Serbia, needing a win to advance in the competition, did not make […]

Serbia

/ 59 days ago

Switzerland clinches knockout spot despite Serbia surge

Switzerland grabbed the final spot of the 2022 World Cup knockout phase on Friday with a win over Serbia. The European team entered the day holding the second spot of Group G, as Brazil already locked up a place in the next phase. Serbia, needing a win to advance in the competition, did not make […]

Cameroon

/ 67 days ago

Cameroon falls flat against Switzerland in 1-0 loss

The 48th minute of Cameroon's 2022 World Cup opener is a perfect example of the thin line between victory and defeat. The Switzerland team (minus goalscorer Breel Embolo because he was born in Cameroon) celebrate in front of a frenzied crowd, relieved that the close-fought game is finally going their way. Only a few yards […]

Sweden

/ 201 days ago

Sweden strike late to break Swiss resistance

Sheffield (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Sweden needed a late winner from substitute Hanna Bennison to close in on a place in the Euro 2022 quarter-finals with a 2-1 win over Switzerland in Sheffield on Wednesday. Ranked second in the world, Sweden were among the pre-tournament favourites but have so far struggled to hit top gear […]
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Portugal

/ 205 days ago

Portugal fightback salvages Euro 2022 draw with Switzerland

Leigh (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Portugal fought back from conceding twice in the first five minutes to snatch a point from their Euro 2022 opener with a 2-2 draw against Switzerland. Both sides face an uphill task to reach the knockout stages in a group alongside defending champions the Netherlands and Sweden, who are the […]
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Spain

/ 235 days ago

Sarabia strikes as Spain squeeze past Switzerland

Geneva (AFP) – Spain registered the first win of their Nations League campaign on Thursday as Pablo Sarabia's early goal was enough for a 1-0 victory over Switzerland. Sarabia capitalised on a Swiss error at the back to give Luis Enrique's side the lead in Geneva and that was enough for the visitors in a […]
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Cristiano Ronaldo

/ 239 days ago

Ronaldo steers Portugal past Switzerland, Spain held in Prague

Paris (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo marshalled Portugal past Switzerland in the Nations League on Sunday as Gavi made history becoming Spain's youngest ever scorer. Ronaldo scored two goals in four first half minutes and had a third ruled offside by VAR as Portugal crushed Switzerland 4-0 in Lisbon. The Manchester United striker had set up […]
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England

/ 310 days ago

England subdue Swiss as Kane moves closer to goal record

London (AFP) – Harry Kane moved level with Bobby Charlton on England's list of record goalscorers as the striker's late penalty secured a 2-1 win against Switzerland in Saturday's friendly at Wembley. Kane netted from the spot to reach 49 England goals, moving him ahead of Gary Lineker and into a second place tie with […]
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Italy

/ 441 days ago

Swiss pip Italy for World Cup ticket as Kane fires England to Qatar

Paris (AFP) – European champions Italy missed out on automatic qualification for next year's World Cup after being held to a goalless draw by Northern Ireland in Belfast on Monday, ceding top spot in Group C to Switzerland who beat Bulgaria 4-0. The Italians needed to match Switzerland's result to qualify directly but while Roberto […]
ByAFP

Italy

/ 445 days ago

Bonucci wants Italy to play with 'joy' in Swiss World Cup showdown

Rome (AFP) – Leonardo Bonucci said Thursday that he wants Italy to forget the pain of failing to qualify for the last World Cup as the European champions prepare for a key match in the charge for next year's tournament in Qatar. Italy face Switzerland in Rome on Friday hoping for a return to international […]
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Italy

/ 446 days ago

Italy eye return to World Cup as Switzerland come to town

Milan (AFP) – Italy head into Friday's crunch visit of Switzerland with their World Cup hopes still in the balance, as the newly-crowned European champions aim to definitively banish the ghosts of their disastrous 2018 qualifying campaign. Still on a high from triumph at Euro 2020, Italy lead Group C on goal difference from the Swiss, […]
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Murat Yakin named new Switzerland coach

Geneva (AFP) – Murat Yakin was appointed Monday as the new boss of the Swiss national football team, with an eye on greater success after their impressive run to the Euro 2020 quarter-finals. Yakin, 46, takes over from Vladimir Petkovic, who stepped down after seven years in charge of the "Nati" to take over at […]
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