SWITZERLAND HOPES FOR BETTER OUTING AGAINST BELGIUM
The Swiss men national football team hope for a better outing against Belgium prior to the regional tournament in France. The team has lost the last two friendly played as build-up to the Euro tournament starting June, this year.
The Schweizer Pati were defeated by the Irish team in Ireland in an international friendly prior to a subsequent defeat at home to Bosnia-Herzegovina.
The Republic of Ireland intensified efforts for the Euro 2016 finals campaign with the match against the Swiss. An early header from Ciaran Clark gave the Irish team the victory in Dublin. Clark who plies his trade with Premier League team, Aston villa, is struggling in the English league but got his game on in the game against the Swiss.
Within two minutes, he scored via a header to send the over 35,ooo fans into wild celebration. The international friendly which was played in the Aviva Stadium, Dublin, was one in which the Irish used to extend their run to one defeat in seven games stretching since September last year.
The Swiss started their euro 2016 preparations with a friendly against Estonia which they won by a lone away goal. Next was the loss to Slovakia by three goals to two away as well. The team also traded tackles with Austria in November last year, testing new formations and players.
These games against the Republic of Ireland and Bosnia-Herzegovina are the only two played so far this year in preparation for the showdown in France.
In the match against Bosnia-Herzegovina which took place in Zurich, Edin Dzeko scored the first for the visitors in the 14th minute. The game went on the short break with the lone goal. When the second half resumed, Miralem Pjanic added another in the 57th minute.
Before the tournament in France would kick off, Switzerland will play Belgium and Moldova as preparation efforts.