World Cup 2018 Qualifiers : Switzerland beats Faroe islands 2-0

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LUCERNE, Nov. 13, 2016 (AMP) — Russia 2018 (European Qualifiers) : Switzerland defeated the Faroe islands by a score of 2-0 (halftime: 1-0), in a qualifying game for the 2018 FIFA World Cup on Sunday night at the Swissporarena in Lucerne.

Switzerland dominated the first half thanks to a goal scored by forward Eren Derdiyok in the 27th minute. Leading 1-0 at the break, the Swisss further widened their lead in the second period with a goal by Lichtsteiner with just 7 minutes remaining in regulation time.

The result put the Swiss top of Group B with 12 points. The Faroe islands is fourth with 4 points. In their next game, Switzerland will meet Latvia at the Swissporarena on March 25, while the Faroe islands will face Andorra.

Fixtures and Results : Group B

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Overview

Switzerland at the World Cup

  • 10 appearances (first in 1934)
  • 20 participations in the qualifications (first in 1934)

Faroe islands at the World Cup

  • Never qualified
  • 7 participations in the qualifications (first in 1994)
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Switzerland
2:0
Faroe islands
2:0 (1:0)
  • 13 November 2016
  • 18:00
  • Lucerne

Group B

TeamPts
Switzerland12
Hungary7
Portugal6
Faroe islands4
Latvia3
Andorra0

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