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Switzerland beat Albania, qualify for 2014 World Cup

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.

sports Updated: Oct 12, 2013 02:41 IST

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.