Switzerland qualifies for World Cup

BY foxsports • October 14, 2009

Switzerland qualified for its second straight World Cup, clinching with a 0-0 tie against Israel on Wednesday night. Switzerland (6-1-3), eliminated by Ukraine on penalty kicks in the second round at the 2006 tournament, won Group Two with 21 points. Greece (6-2-2), which won 2-1 against visiting Luxembourg (1-7-2), was one point back in second and earned a berth in next month's European playoffs. Israel (4-3-3) finished a man short after Avihay Yadin received his second yellow card in the 59th minute. Switzerland, unbeaten in eight matches, was missing three regulars because of flu: goalkeeper Diego Benaglio, midfielder Benjamin Huggel and forward Alexander Frei.

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