Swiss coach got it right

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SWITZER­LAND’S coach in­sisted he was right to field a full­strength side against Costa Rica, even though two ex­pe­ri­enced de­fend­ers will miss the last 16 clash against Swe­den with book­ings.

Cap­tain Stephan Licht­steiner and Fabian Schaer, who have al­most 150 caps be­tween them, are ruled out of the match on July 3 af­ter both picked up a sec­ond yel­low card for the tour­na­ment on Wed­nes­day.

But his main goal was to qual­ify for the knock­out stage and worry about the reper­cus­sions af­ter­wards.

“It’s the main ob­jec­tive (qual­i­fy­ing for the last 16), coach Vladimir Petkovic said. – AFP

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