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Wales out to end Swiss qualification hopes

Published: Wednesday 7 September 2011, 10.00CET
Wales can severely dent Switzerland's hopes of a second-placed finish in Group G if they can pick up back-to-back home wins and a first victory against the Alpine nation since 1951.
Wales out to end Swiss qualification hopes
Gary Speed's side gained their first victory against Montenegro last time out ©Getty Images

Tournament statistics

WalesSwitzerland

Goals scored6
 
12
Total attempts74
 
115
Attempts on target26
 
52
Attempts off target46
 
52
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork1
 
0
Corners34
 
44
Offsides20
 
17
Yellow cards16
 
15
Red Cards1
 
2
Fouls committed108
 
103
Fouls suffered96
 
113
 
Published: Wednesday 7 September 2011, 10.00CET

Wales out to end Swiss qualification hopes

Wales can severely dent Switzerland's hopes of a second-placed finish in Group G if they can pick up back-to-back home wins and a first victory against the Alpine nation since 1951.

Wales can put a major crimp in Switzerland's chances of qualifying for UEFA EURO 2012 as they seek a second successive home victory in Group G.

• Switzerland thrashed Wales 4-1 in their first Group G meeting on 12 October 2010. Marco Streller's 21st-minute strike sent the hosts in at the break in front after Gareth Bale's equaliser had cancelled out an early opener from Valentin Stocker. Gökhan Inler's 82nd-minute spot kick and a late second from Stocker wrapped up the victory.

• Wales's record in six games against Switzerland is W1 D0 L5 (W1 D0 L1 at home).

• The teams 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 lone win against Switzerland was a 3-2 friendly success in Wrexham on 15 May 1951.

Last updated: 26/09/11 22.18CET

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