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Switzerland put six past Iceland in UEFA Nations League

Switzerland made a dream start to a group that also includes World Cup semi-finalists Belgium

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WWII vintage plane crashes into Swiss mountainside, 20 dead

Twenty people died after a vintage World War II aircraft crashed into a Swiss mountainside at the weekend, police said Sunday. “The police have the sad certainty that the 20 people aboard perished,” police spokeswoman Anita Senti told a news conference. There were 11 men and nine women aboard, including an Austrian couple and their…

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How the group stage of FIFA World Cup 2018 unraveled

The group stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup ended and defending champions Germany were eliminated from the tournament. The football world is guaranteed to have a new champion. Here is a recap of how the round-robin stage went. Here are in-depth highlights of the group stage of FIFA World Cup 2018. Group A Teams:…

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How the 16 teams rank ahead of the World Cup’s knockout stages

                      After 15 days of triumphs, tears and controversy, the World Cup’s group stage drew to a close on Thursday. Here, AFP Sport ranks the 16 teams to have made it through based on their performances in Russia so far. 1. Croatia Three wins out…

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Swiss reach last 16, where Sweden await

Switzerland kept politics off the field and Costa Rica broke their World Cup duck in a thrilling 2-2 draw on Wednesday that saw the Europeans through to the next round of the World Cup where they will face Sweden. Pre-match attention had focussed on Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri’s politicised “eagle” celebrations in their last…

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Kroos relieved to make amends for Germany at World Cup

Toni Kroos said his last-gasp winner to seal a dramatic 2-1 win for Germany over Sweden that kept the holders’ World Cup dreams alive made amends for his earlier mistake. The midfielder’s mistimed pass led to Ola Toivonen’s first-half goal for Sweden. However, Germany clawed their way back in Sochi with Marco Reus netting early…

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Shaqiri snatches last-minute win for Swiss over Serbia

A thunderous strike by Granit Xhaka and a superb last-minute breakaway goal by Xherdan Shaqiri gave Switzerland a dramatic 2-1 win over Serbia in a swashbuckling World Cup Group E match on Friday. Serbia went ahead with an Aleksandar Mitrovic header after five minutes to the delight of their fervent supporters at the Kaliningrad stadium….

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Coutinho goal not enough as Brazil held 1-1 by Swiss

Brazil joined the host of big guns who have failed to fire in their opening World Cup game as lax defending from a corner allowed Switzerland to cancel out Philippe Coutinho’s spectacular curling strike and grab a 1-1 draw on Sunday. The five-times world champions took a deserved lead midway through the first half in…

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Japan suffer 2-0 loss to Switzerland in friendly

Switzerland striker Haris Seferovic gave his morale a much-needed boost when he scored the second goal in a 2-0 warmup win over fellow World Cup qualifiers Japan on Friday. Seferovic, battling for the role of Switzerland’s lone striker at the World Cup, came on in the second half and finished off a well-worked move in…

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Switzerland draw against Spain in friendly

Ricardo Rodriguez equalised for Switzerland as World Cup contenders Spain were held to a 1-1 draw at home in their final friendly before jetting out to Russia next week. Real Sociedad right-back Alvaro Odriozola volleyed Spain ahead on 29 minutes in Vila-real with a fantastic strike from the edge of the area in just his third international appearance. Andres…

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World Cup 2018 factbox: Switzerland

Facts on Switzerland, who play in World Cup Group E: Country: Switzerland Honours: None Past World Cup performance: 11th participation. Best result: Quarter-finals in 1934, 1938 and 1954 FIFA ranking: Sixth Main clubs: Basel, Young Boys, FC Zurich Nickname: Schweizer Nati (German), La Nati (French), Squadra Nazionale (Italian) How they qualified: Finished second behind Portugal in…

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Australia scientist, 104, heads to Switzerland for assisted dying

Australia’s oldest scientist, who caused a stir when his university tried to vacate his office aged 102, will fly to Switzerland in early May to end his life, reigniting a national euthanasia debate. David Goodall, who is now 104, does not have a terminal illness but his quality of life has deteriorated and he has…

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Switzerland at epicentre of cryptocurrency revolution

Zurich, Switzerland: Switzerland has become a global hub for cryptocurrencies and the blockchain technology they are built on, with investors flocking to the wealthy Alpine nation to get in on the virtual action. The country’s largest city, Zurich, set up its first bitcoin ATM four years ago, while the Swiss national rail company has since 2016…

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These 10 pictures are proof Wasim and Shaniera had a blast in Switzerland

The recently concluded Ice Cricket tournament in Switzerland brought joy and smiles to a lot of cricket fans. Wasim Akram and his wife Shaniera Akram also had the time of their lives in Switzerland. Here are 10 pictures from Shaniera’s Instagram that tell us exactly that!      

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Ice Cricket: Royals beat Palace Diamonds

ST. MORITZ: Legendary South African cricketer Jacques Kallis struck 37-ball 90 as Royals beat Palace Diamonds in the second and final T20 match at St. Moritz, Switzerland. Grame Smith also hit 58 off 36 balls to chase down the 206-run target with 20 balls to spare. Owais Shah also chipped in with 43 runs from 21…

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Winter Olympics 2018: Banned Russians withdraw last-minute Swiss appeal

LAUSANNE: Dozens of Russian athletes banned from the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics withdrew on Friday their last-minute appeal to a Swiss court aimed at allowing them to compete in the Games. Earlier, 47 Russians implicated in doping lost a final appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which sought to overturn the International Olympic Committee’s…

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PM arrives in Switzerland to attend World Economic Forum

ZURICH: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi arrived here Tuesday to participate in the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) being held in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, from January 24 to 25 on the invitation of the founder and Executive Chairman of WEF, Professor Klaus Schwab. The Prime Minister will participate in a number of important…

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iPhone battery smoke forces evacuation at Apple store

Geneva: An overheated and smoking iPhone battery forced the evacuation of about 50 people from an Apple Store in Zurich on Tuesday and left an employee slightly injured, police said. Staff at the store near Zurich’s central train station called police after noticing the smoke and sprinkled the battery with quartz powder, a statement from…

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Cute little Taimur Ali Khan in snow can’t contain his excitement!

NEWS DESK: Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan and their one-year-old baby Taimur Ali Khan are currently in Gstaad, Switzerland, as they welcomed 2018 in the snowy location. Earlier, we got our hands on a picture where the trio was seen posing together against the backdrop of the heavy snow. The highlight of the photo…

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Taimur Ali Khan sees his first snowfall in Switzerland

NEWS DESK: After spending Christmas with family, Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan along with their equally famous son Taimur Ali Khan have taken off to Switzerland to ring in the New Year, reported Pinkvilla. A picture has surfaced on social media, in which Taimur is seen enjoying his first experience with snow in…

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Mindboggling: Wingsuit maniacs midair landing

The world is not short of risk-takers who risk even their lives. Two such daredevils from France jumped from a snowcapped peak of Switzerland and landed into a flying airplane. Let’s see the breathtaking feat over Swiss Alps.

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