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Trossero names first squad

New squad member Ludovic Magnin (left) catches the eye of Trossero in training Keystone

Switzerland's new football coach, Enzo Trossero, has named the squad for his first official game. Twenty-one players have been selected for next week's friendly against Greece.

This content was published on August 9, 2000 - 17:57

The game will give the coach his first opportunity to see the country's best players in action together. Trossero has called up 10 of Switzerland's foreign-based stars, many of whom were unable to attend his first training session in Nyon because of club commitments.

The squad itself contains few surprises. In goal Trossero will choose between FC Zürich's Marco Pascolo and Bayer Leverkusen's new signing, Pascal Zuberbühler. Despite showing his interest in playing for the national side during the Nyon get-together, there is no place in the squad for St Gallen's keeper, Jörg Stiel.

The Lugano defender Ludovic Magnin has been given his first national call-up alongside the Grasshoppers midfielder Ricardo Cabanas. Amongst the more experienced players, Raphaël Wicky is set to make a return to international football. With striker Stéphane Chapuisat still injured, Kurbilay Türkyilmaz could also add to his 58 Swiss caps.

Squad in full:

Goalkeepers: Marco Pascolo (FC Zurich), Pascal Zuberbühler (Leverkusen)

Defenders: Stéphane Henchoz (Liverpool), Sébastien Jeanneret (Servette), Ludovic Magnin (Lugano), Giuseppe Mazzarelli (St Gallen), Patrick Müller (Lyon), Raphaël Wicky (Werder Bremen), Murat Yakin (Kaiserslautern)

Midfielders: Patrick Bühlmann (FC Zurich), Ricardo Cabanas (Grasshoppers), Mario Cantaluppi (Basel), Alexandre Comisetti (Auxerre), Antonio Esposito (Grasshoppers), Andres Gerber (Grasshoppers), Ciriaco Sforza (Bayern Munich), Johann Vogel (Eindhoven)

Strikers: Alexandre Rey (Servette), David Sesa (Lecce), Kubilay Türkyilmaz (Brescia), Hakan Yakin (Grasshoppers).

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