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Switzerland put six past Iceland

  • Published at 03:00 pm September 9th, 2018
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Switzerland's Xherdan Shaqiri in action with Iceland's Ari Skulason during their Nations League match at Kybunpark, St. Gallen on Saturday Reuters

Iceland host Italy in Reykjavik on Tuesday, while Switzerland play England in a friendly in Leicester

Liverpool winger Xherdan Shaqiri was among the scorers as Switzerland routed Iceland 6-0 in their opening game of the Uefa Nations League in St Gallen on Saturday.

Steven Zuber and Denis Zakaria gave Switzerland a two-goal lead before Shaqiri fired in a free-kick from a tight angle out on the right on 53 minutes.

Goals from Haris Seferovic, Albian Ajeti and Admir Mehmedi completed the resounding win as Switzerland made a dream start to a group that also includes World Cup semi-finalists Belgium.

Iceland host Italy in Reykjavik on Tuesday, while Switzerland play England in a friendly in Leicester.