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Swiss Pick Up 3 Young Forwards To Face England

Bern, May 27: Switzerland coach Ottmar Hitzfeld has called up three uncapped young forwards for a 2012 European Championship qualifier against England.Innocent Emeghara, Admir Mehmedi and 18-year-old Granit Xhaka were called up for the first
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PTI 27 May 2011, 08:00 PM IST

Bern, May 27: Switzerland coach Ottmar Hitzfeld has called up three uncapped young forwards for a 2012 European Championship qualifier against England.

Innocent Emeghara, Admir Mehmedi and 18-year-old Granit Xhaka were called up for the first time for the June 4 match at Wembley. Xhaka was in Switzerland's Under-17 World Cup winning side two years ago.

Hitzfeld appears to be targeting the 2014 World Cup in Brazil after a poor start to Switzerland's Euro 2012 program.

His options are also limited after veterans Alex Frei and Marco Streller retired from international football.

Just one player in the 21-man squad, defender Stephane Grichting, is older than 30.

Fulham defender Philippe Senderos returns after a long-term Achilles' injury. AP

 
   
 

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