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Switzerland beat Slovakia 2-0 in Euro 2008 warm-up

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 24 May 2008

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Switzerland enjoyed a 2-0 friendly win over Slovakia on Saturday, just two weeks before the Euro 2008 championships, which they are co-hosting, get underway.

Midfielder Valon Behrami opened the scoring in the 56th minute before he then turned provider seven minutes later setting up the second goal for veteran striker Alex Frei.

Captain Frei is now just one international goal away from the record of 34 set by Kubilay Turkyilmaz.

He could equalise the record, or even beat it next Friday in St Gallen during the last warm-up match for the Swiss, this time against Liechtenstein.

Swiss coach Kubi Kuhn also fielded Patrick Mueller, who left his club Lyon to join his national teammates in Lugano on Friday despite not getting permission from his French side who were involved in the French Cup final on Saturday.

He had made the move after Kuhn said he would have to drop him from the national side if he did not have a chance to assess the player’s form.

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