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Swiss handballers scrape past Faroe Islands

Switzerland's national handball team have won their first European qualifying match against the Faroe Islands, but by an unexpectedly narrow margin.

Arno Ehret's side won the match of their European campaign 27-24 after encountering some stiff resistance from the Faroe Islanders. After surviving a tough opening period the Swiss side managed to take a seven goal lead before again coming under pressure in the last five minutes.

The Faroe Islands' Aki Olsen was the night's most prolific scorer, grabbing nine of his team's goals. Steffan Massen was the highest scorer for Switzerland with six goals.

The result leaves Switzerland third in their qualifying group for the 2002 European Championships, although only goal difference separates them from the top two sides of Romania and Lithuania.

On Saturday the Swiss team play their second match against the Faroes. A second victory would put Switzerland back on track for the championships ahead of next week's matches against the former world champions of Romania.

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