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Switzerland and Ibrahimović star in friendlies

Published: Thursday 15 August 2013
A Zlatan Ibrahimović hat-trick helped Sweden to a 4-2 victory against Norway while Switzerland beat FIFA World Cup hosts Brazil on an exciting night of international friendly action.

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Published: Thursday 15 August 2013

Switzerland and Ibrahimović star in friendlies

A Zlatan Ibrahimović hat-trick helped Sweden to a 4-2 victory against Norway while Switzerland beat FIFA World Cup hosts Brazil on an exciting night of international friendly action.

Zlatan Ibrahimović scored a hat-trick as Sweden won 4-2 against Norway, while Switzerland beat Brazil on a busy night of international friendly action.

Ibrahimović, who also struck two in his last outing for Sweden – a 2-0 win against the Faroe Islands in June – went one better this time around. The Paris Saint-Germain FC striker got his country's first three goals, Stefan Johansen and Mohammed Abdellaoue on the mark for Norway, with veteran midfielder Anders Svensson completing the scoring for Erik Hamrén's side.

One of the night's other eye-catching results came in Basel, where Switzerland won 1-0 against FIFA World Cup hosts Brazil. Ottmar Hitzfeld's team, currently top of their qualifying section for next summer's tournament, prevailed courtesy of a Daniel Alves own goal just after half-time.

International friendly results
Albania 2-0 Armenia
Austria  0-2 Greece
Azerbaijan 3-0 Malta
Belarus 1-1 Montenegro
Belgium 0-0 France
Bosnia and Herzegovina 3-4 United States
Colombia 1-0 Serbia
Ecuador 0-2 Spain
England 3-2 Scotland
Estonia 1-1 Latvia
Finland 2-0 Slovenia
FYROM 2-0 Bulgaria
Germany 3-3 Paraguay
Hungary 1-1 Czech Republic
Iceland 1-0 Faroe Islands
Italy 1-2 Argentina
Kazakhstan 1-0 Georgia
Liechtenstein 2-3 Croatia
Luxembourg 2-1 Lithuania
Moldova 1-1 Andorra
Poland 3-2 Denmark
Portugal 1-1 Netherlands
Romania 1-1 Slovakia
Sweden 4-2 Norway
Switzerland 1-0 Brazil
Turkey 2-2 Ghana
Ukraine 2-0 Israel
Wales 0-0 Republic of Ireland

Last updated: 04/12/13 3.52CET

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