Italy's chances of qualifying for the 2005 UEFA Women's Championship finals were boosted by a 1-0 win in Switzerland.
Patrizia Panico's goal on the half-hour separated the teams in Frauenfeld and moved Italy to within two points of Group 1 leaders Sweden, although the second-placed side have played a game more. Switzerland fell to fourth with Finland having won 1-0 in Serbia and Montenegro.
Finland visit Italy on 24 April 2004 in what could prove a decider for second place. Switzerland welcome 2001 finalists Sweden the same day.
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