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Switzerland federation president admits errors, plans to leave post

Swiss football officials washed their dirty laundry in public on Friday after a series of controversies surrounding the team during and after the World Cup in Russia.

Swiss football federation (SFV) boss Peter Gillieron told a specially convened news conference that he would stand down at the end of his term next year, confessed that he had made mistakes and that, behind the scenes, his organisation had failed to accompany the progress made on the field.

Meanwhile, coach Vladimir Petkovic said a...

Newcastle sign Switzerland defender Fabian Schar from Deportivo La Coruna

Newcastle United's Fabian Schar, centre
Defender Fabian Schar appeared in three of Switzerland's four World Cup games.

Newcastle United have signed Switzerland defender Fabian Schar from Deportivo La Coruna on a three-year deal.

According to reports, Newcastle activated a £3 million release clause in the 26-year-old's contract.

Schar made 25 league appearances for Depor last season after joining the club from Hoffenheim.

"I hope to start training with the team soon and I'm looking forward to everything that's coming," he said in a statement. "At the moment, I just want to get started."

Schar appeared in three...

 By Reuters

Switzerland too slow, lacked emotion in loss to Sweden - Vladimir Petkovic

Switzerland were too slow and lacked emotion, coach Vladimir Petkovic said on Tuesday, after watching his side surrender to Sweden in a 1-0 defeat in their round-of-16 clash.

Ranked sixth in the world and beaten only once since Euro 2016, Switzerland appeared to have enough talent to end Sweden's surprise run in the tournament but instead gave a meek display as they lost 1-0.

"We are sorely disappointed, we wanted to do more," Petkovic told reporters after Emil Forsberg's heavily deflected shot...