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HindustanTimes Sun,13 Jul 2014

Football

Switzerland beat Albania, qualify for 2014 World Cup
AFP
Lausanne, October 12, 2013
First Published: 02:39 IST(12/10/2013)
Last Updated: 02:41 IST(12/10/2013)

Switzerland qualified for the World Cup on Friday thanks to a 2-1 win over Albania in Tirana.

Second-half goals from Xherdan Shaqiri and Michael Lang gave Ottmar Hitzfeld's side an unassailable 21 points at the top of Group E.

The Swiss will be playing in the finals for the third time.

It was a which left one famous Swiss fan over-joyed.

"Switzerland made it to the World Cup, how happy am I on a scale 1-10? About a 25. Great effort and congratulations," tweeted tennis star Roger Federer.


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