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Swiss victory in lackluster warm-up tie

Switzerland have narrowly beaten tiny Liechtenstein 2-1 in a friendly match ahead of the final phase of the campaign for next year’s European football championship.

Striker Eren Derdiyok and an own goal by Liechtenstein put the Swiss ahead after 35 minutes, but they conceded a goal in the second half.

Observers said the team of coach Ottmar Hitzfeld failed to convince with a lackluster performance in Vaduz on Wednesday.

Switzerland are struggling in their qualifying group for the 2012 European championship trailing behind England and Montenegro.

In September the Swiss team will face Bulgaria on September 6.

swissinfo.ch and agencies


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