Swiss qualify for World Cup with Albania victory
AFP · 11 Oct 2013, 23:01
Published: 11 Oct 2013 23:01 GMT+02:00
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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
"About a 25," he said.
"Great effort and congratulations."