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Euro 2016: Hi-flying Switzerland wary of gritty Romania

Paris: Switzerland and new Arsenal signing Granit Xhaka go in hunt of a second victory in Euro 2016 today against a Romania side fighting for survival. Romania lost their opening match 1-2 France.


Switzerland players train ahead of their Euro 2016 clash with Romania at the Parc des Princes Stadium in Paris yesterday. Pic/AFP

The Swiss meanwhile secured a 1-0 win over Albania. Victory today would almost certainly guarantee Switzerland a ticket for the round of 16 from Group A. But Schaer said his teammates had taken note that coach Anghel Iordanescu’s team were unlucky to lose to the French.

“We watched France against Romania, and Romania matched them for the majority of the game,” he said. “We know we’ll have to up our game to beat them.” Goalkeeper Yann Sommer urged his teammates to throw caution to the wind. “One point will not be enough for us to qualify,” he said. Romania’s Nicolae Stanciu said” “I think we are at the same level,” said the Steaua Bucharest midfielder. — AFP

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