Posts Tagged "Switzerland"

Good Hosts and Bad Hosts

Good Hosts and Bad Hosts

By on Apr 9, 2010 in History, Latest | 2 comments

It’s Friday again, and that uneasy feeling rising in your belly is most likely because Friday means it’s Dotmund‘s World Cup preview day here on Twohundredpercent.  This week, he’s been looking at the fortunes of the host nations of the tournament. Until someone figures out how to astroturf the moon and stop the corner flags floating away,...

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The World Cup Of National Anthems: Part Four

The World Cup Of National Anthems: Part Four

By on Mar 26, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 1 comment

For many people, major sports tournaments are the only occasion that national anthems are heard. These peculiar tunes have become a genre of their own, transcending the mere hymns that many of them were in first place, and they range from the gloriously uplifting to mournful dirges. The selection of words has, in many countries, brought about national debate that...

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Switzerland 1-2 Turkey

By on Jun 11, 2008 in Latest | 4 comments

All those years of planning, and Switzerland’s journey in the European Championships is over. None of this is to say that they have played badly. Indeed, they were better team against the Czech Republic and were desperately, desperately unlucky to be knocked out tonight by a late, deflected goal in a match that they had dominated for long spells. It did look...

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Switzerland 0-1 Czech Republic

By on Jun 7, 2008 in Latest | 1 comment

A lot of bluster, and not much of an end result. This is the only conclusion that one can rationally draw from Switzerland’s performance this afternoon, both in the opening ceremony and in the match itself. For their opponents the Czechs, this afternoon’s match must feel like something half-way between a job well done and a smash and grab raid. First up,...

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Euro 2008 – Group A

By on May 23, 2008 in Latest | 0 comments

It’s that time again. The closing date for the squad lists to be submitted to UEFA for Euro 2008 is the 28th of May, but we already know enough about who will be there and who won’t to be able to start having a look at the groups for the finals of this year’s European Championships. This year’s finals haven’t been without controversy...

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