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Switzerland beats San Marino 4-0 in qualifying

October 14, 2014

SAN MARINO (AP) — Switzerland earned its first points in European Championship qualifying on Tuesday with a 4-0 win at San Marino.

Frankfurt forward Haris Seferovic scored in the 10th and 24th minutes, Galatasaray midfielder Blerim Dzemaili added another on the half-hour mark, and Xherdan Shaqiri completed the scoring in the 79th.

Also, San Marino goalkeeper Aldo Simoncelli stopped a penalty from Ricardo Rodriguez in the final minute.

Switzerland moved level with Estonia and Slovenia with three points each in Group E, which England and Lithuania lead with six points each.

San Marino, ranked 208th by FIFA, remained last with zero points.

Switzerland, which reached the Round of 16 at the World Cup in Brazil, lost to England and Slovenia in its opening qualifiers.

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