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24/10/2009
0:2 (0:2)
  • Pajtim KASAMI (22')
  • Jose RODRIGUEZ (42' OG)

Summary

Swiss make dream debut

Two first half goals saw Switzerland make a dream start to their first-ever U-17 world finals with a solid win against 2005 champions Mexico in Lagos.

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Line-up

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Substitute(s)

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Coaches

Jose Luis GONZALEZ (MEX)
(SUI) Dany RYSER

Officials

Referee: Michael HESTER (NZL)Assistant Referee 1: Jan Hendrik HINTZ (NZL)Assistant Referee 2: Tevita MAKASINI (TGA)Fourth official: Tom OVREBO (NOR)

Have Your Say

(Total comments 27)


Latest Comments:
elticopega
28/10/2009 at 12:11
elticopega (Costa Rica)
Congratulations mexicans (Nocil1!!!), excellent job beating Brazil... AGAIN!!! It's becoming a ussual result...
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Nocil1
27/10/2009 at 23:19
Nocil1 (USA)
To elticonopega, yeah it was disappointing that Mexico didn't qualify for the sub20WC and I was rooting for C.R. to go all the way. 2005 was no accident, Mexico sub17 showed clear superiority to most of the teams it played. And I hope the senior team (C.R.) beats Uruguay so C.R. can join the rest of the qualified Concacaf teams to the W.C.2010. Why the hate, whatever happened to Pura Vida!
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elticopega
27/10/2009 at 15:10
elticopega (Costa Rica)
should I remind you mexicans that you didn't even qualify to the U20 Egypt world cup??? And that we took forth place!!!! Uh???
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Statistics

19Shots16
4Corner kicks6
2Yellow cards1
0Second yellow card and red card1
1Red Cards0
60%Possession (%)40%
  • Pajtim Kasami of Switzerland celebrates his goal against Mexico in Lagos
  • LAGOS, NIGERIA - OCTOBER 24:  Granit Xhaka of Switzerland celebrates his goal during the FIFA U17 Wo
  • The Mexico team poses for a team photograph before facing Switzerland in Lagos
  • Jose Rodriguez of Mexico looks on during the FIFA U17 World Cup match against Switzerland
  • Jose Luis Gonzalez of Mexico gives instructions during the FIFA U17 World Cup match against Switzerland
  • Jose Luis Gonzalez of Mexico gives instructions during the FIFA U17 Wo

"The first goal was the key to the match because things were very tough for us at the start. That free-kick opened the game up for us and the defence did their job very well, which made things much easier, as did the second goal just before the break. There were no scares for us in the second half and I feel we more than deserved the win." Dany Ryser, Switzerland coach