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Wales hope for better luck in Switzerland

Published: Tuesday 14 September 2010, 21.30CET
Wales will look to score a first goal on Swiss soil and maybe even pick up a first point as they head for continental Europe in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying Group G.
Wales hope for better luck in Switzerland
Switzerland have a great record at home against Wales ©Keystone

Tournament statistics

SwitzerlandWales

Goals scored12
 
6
Total attempts115
 
74
Attempts on target52
 
26
Attempts off target52
 
46
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork0
1
Corners44
 
34
Offsides17
 
20
Yellow cards15
 
16
Red Cards2
 
1
Fouls committed103
 
108
Fouls suffered113
 
96
 
Published: Tuesday 14 September 2010, 21.30CET

Wales hope for better luck in Switzerland

Wales will look to score a first goal on Swiss soil and maybe even pick up a first point as they head for continental Europe in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying Group G.

Wales will look to score their first goal on Swiss soil when the sides meet for a sixth time in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying Group G, 11 years and three days after their most recent encounter.

Match background
• Switzerland's record in five games against Wales is W4 D0 L1 (W3 D0 L0 at home).

• The teams last came together in UEFA EURO 2000 qualifying. Stéphane Chapuisat struck both goals as Switzerland won 2-0 in Zurich, before an effort either side of half-time from Alexandre Rey and Patrick Bühlmann helped them triumph 2-0 in Wrexham on 9 October 1999.

• Wales's three previous away trips to Switzerland have all ended in defeat, starting with their 4-0 loss when the sides crossed swords for the first time in Berne on 26 May 1949. Since then, they have suffered a pair of 2-0 losses, in Lugano on 24 April 1996 and the aforementioned match in Zurich on 31 March 1999.

• Welsh clubs have nonetheless prevailed in both the two-legged UEFA club competition ties between outfits from the two nations. The Swiss sides' record in those four games reads W1 D1 L2.

Last updated: 10/10/10 20.35CET

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