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Switzerland record narrow win in Georgia

Published: Friday 7 October 2011, 21.00CET
Georgia 0-1 Switzerland
Francois Affolter's second-half header kept Switzerland in touch with Spain at the top of qualifying Group 5.
Switzerland record narrow win in Georgia
Switzerland celebrate Francois Affolter's second-half goal ©Badri Ketiladze
Published: Friday 7 October 2011, 21.00CET

Switzerland record narrow win in Georgia

Georgia 0-1 Switzerland
Francois Affolter's second-half header kept Switzerland in touch with Spain at the top of qualifying Group 5.

Francois Affolter scored the only goal as Switzerland condemned Soso Chedia to defeat in his first match as Georgia coach.

The BSC Young Boys defender's header, from Pajtim Kasami's 56th-minute corner, ensured the visitors continued their strong start to qualifying Group 5. Switzerland, who have seven points from three games and sit second behind holders Spain, struck the woodwork after 28 minutes through Sebastien Wuthrich, before Kasami had a shot blocked by Mamuka Kobakhidze.

Georgia's best opportunity fell to Irakli Shekiladze early in the second half but the Empoli FC forward was unable to keep his shot down with just Roman Bürki to beat.

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.13CET

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Lineups

Georgia

Georgia

Switzerland

Switzerland

1
MakaridzeGiorgi Makaridze (GK) (C)
1
BürkiRoman Bürki (GK)
Yellow Card90
2
KhocholavaDavid Khocholava
2
P. KochPhilippe Koch (C)
3
KverkveliaSolomon Kverkvelia
Yellow Card53
3
DaprelàFabio Daprelà
4
TarkhnishviliTornike Tarkhnishvili
4
R. KochRaphael Koch
5
KobakhidzeMamuka Kobakhidze
5
AffolterFrançois Affolter
Goal56
7
DzalamidzeNika Dzalamidze
Substitution76
6
BuffOliver Buff
Yellow Card12
Substitution89
9
ShekiladzeIrakli Shekiladze
7
WüthrichSébastien Wüthrich
Substitution46
10
KobaliaIrakli Kobalia
8
WissAlain Wiss
11
ChanturiaGiorgi Chanturia
Yellow Card45
Substitution65
9
Ben KhalifaNassim Ben Khalifa
Substitution79
13
KandelakiIvane Kandelaki
Yellow Card26
Substitution71
10
KasamiPajtim Kasami
16
KvekveskiriNika Kvekveskiri
11
St. ZuberSteven Zuber

Substitutes

12
SheroziaJoni Sherozia (GK)
12
SiegristBenjamin Siegrist (GK)
6
IoselianiGivi Ioseliani
Substitution71
14
T. XhakaTaulant Xhaka
Substitution89
8
KazaishviliValeri Kazaishvili
Substitution65
15
TokoNzuzi Toko
Substitution79
14
GuguchiaLuka Guguchia
16
KamberJanick Kamber
15
ApakidzeNikoloz Apakidze
17
SchönbächlerMarco Schönbächler
17
LekvtadzeIrakli Lekvtadze
Substitution76
18
SeferovicHaris Seferovic
Substitution46
18
KalandadzeLasha Kalandadze
19
DrmicJosip Drmic

Coach

Soso Chedia (GEO) Pierluigi Tami (SUI)

Referee

Alexander Kostadinov (BUL)

Assistant referees

Nikolay Petrov (BUL), Ivaylo Milkov (BUL)

Fourth official

Stefan Spasov (BUL)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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