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Switzerland confirmed their progress to France next summer with victory in their penultimate Group E game, while Estonia have a slender chance of snatching a play-off place.

Preview: European qualifiers on 12 October ©AFP/Getty Images

While Switzerland are already sure of their place at UEFA EURO 2016, Estonia have not entirely given up hope of claiming a play-off place from Group E – although they need a remarkable series of results.

• Switzerland sealed their qualification as Group E runners-up with 7-0 win against San Marino on 9 October, equalling their record UEFA European Championship victory.

• Estonia can only claim a play-off if they win their final game and Slovenia lose to San Marino by a margin that overturns Slovenia's goal-difference advantage. Slovenia's goal difference is currently +5; Estonia's is -4.

Previous meetings
• Fabian Schär, Granit Xhaka and Haris Seferovic scored as Switzerland defeated the Baltic team 3-0 in Lucerne on 27 March.

• In their only previous senior encounters, Roy Hodgson's Switzerland beat Uno Piir's Estonia 6-0 away and 4-0 at home in 1994 FIFA World Cup qualifying. That 6-0 defeat was Estonia's first competitive game since regaining independence.

• Estonia have thus lost all of their previous games against Switzerland without scoring.

Form guide
• Estonia have won three of their four Group E home fixtures, and only lost 1-0 to England in the other.

• Switzerland's away record in Group E is W2 D0 L2.

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Trivia and links
• The nations' ten meetings in UEFA age-group competitions have favoured Switzerland, whose record in those matches is W8 D1 L1. The lone Estonian success was a 1-0 away win for the Under-21s in August 2009.

• In eight UEFA competition encounters between the countries' clubs, the Swiss side has tended to come out on top, boasting the record W6 D1 L1.