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Swiss qualify for World Cup with Albania victory

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Swiss qualify for World Cup with Albania victory
Swiss players congratulate themselves after the win against Albania. Photo: Gent Shkullaku/AFP
23:01 CEST+02:00
Switzerland qualified on Friday for the World Cup football championships next year thanks to a 2-1 win over Albania in Tirana.

 Second-half goals from Xherdan Shaqiri and Michael Lang gave Ottmar Hitzfeld's side an unassailable 21 points at the top of Group E.
   
The Swiss will be playing in the finals for the third time.
   
It was a development that left one famous Swiss fan overjoyed.
   
"Switzerland made it to the World Cup, how happy am I on a scale 1-10?" tweeted tennis star Roger
Federer.

"About a 25," he said.

"Great effort and congratulations." 

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