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Switzerland 6-0 Panama

Panama
Panama are getting ready for their first global tournament

Panama, England's group opponents at this summer's World Cup in Russia, have been thrashed by Switzerland in a friendly.

The hosts had six different goalscorers against the Central Americans, who are preparing for their first World Cup.

Blerim Dzemaili, Granit Xhaka, Breel Embolo and Steven Zuber gave the Swiss a 4-0 half-time lead.

Mario Gavranovic and Fabian Frei scored another two goals to complete the rout in Lucerne.

Switzerland are also going to the World Cup and will face Brazil, Costa Rica and Serbia in Group E.

Panama - who have lost three and drawn against Wales in their past four friendlies - play England in their second Group G game, on 24 June in Nizhny Novgorod.

Line-ups

Switzerland

  • 21Bürki
  • 6LangSubstituted forLichtsteinerat 69'minutes
  • 4Elvedi
  • 20Djourou
  • 3Moubandje
  • 16FernandesSubstituted forFreiat 58'minutes
  • 10XhakaSubstituted forSchärat 69'minutes
  • 7EmboloSubstituted forFreulerat 45'minutes
  • 15DzemailiSubstituted forDrmicat 45'minutes
  • 14Zuber
  • 19GavranovicSubstituted forSeferovicat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Sommer
  • 2Lichtsteiner
  • 5Akanji
  • 8Freuler
  • 9Seferovic
  • 13Rodríguez
  • 17Frei
  • 22Schär
  • 24Drmic

Panama

  • 1Penedo
  • 2MurilloSubstituted forQuinteroat 45'minutes
  • 13Machado
  • 5R Torres
  • 3Cummings
  • 17Ovalle
  • 10CamargoSubstituted forBárcenasat 34'minutesBooked at 56mins
  • 20Godoy
  • 6Gómez
  • 24AvilaSubstituted forCooperat 45'minutes
  • 9G TorresSubstituted forNurseat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Bárcenas
  • 11Cooper
  • 12Calderón
  • 14Pimentel
  • 15Davis
  • 16Arroyo
  • 18Tejada
  • 19Quintero
  • 21Nurse
  • 22A Rodríguez
  • 23Baloy
Referee:
Oliver Drachta
Attendance:
8,600

Match Stats

Home TeamSwitzerlandAway TeamPanama
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home13
Away4
Shots on Target
Home10
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away2
Fouls
Home19
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Switzerland 6, Panama 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Switzerland 6, Panama 0.

Foul by Nico Elvedi (Switzerland).

Alberto Quintero (Panama) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Fabian Frei (Switzerland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Armando Cooper (Panama).

Corner, Switzerland. Conceded by Harold Cummings.

Foul by Fabian Frei (Switzerland).

Alberto Quintero (Panama) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nico Elvedi (Switzerland).

Alberto Quintero (Panama) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Fabian Frei (Switzerland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gabriel Gómez (Panama).

Foul by Fabian Schär (Switzerland).

Armando Cooper (Panama) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Offside, Panama. Harold Cummings tries a through ball, but Roberto Nurse is caught offside.

Foul by Fabian Frei (Switzerland).

Armando Cooper (Panama) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Fabian Frei (Switzerland).

Alberto Quintero (Panama) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stephan Lichtsteiner (Switzerland).

Alberto Quintero (Panama) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Edgar Yoel Bárcenas (Panama) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Gabriel Gómez.

Foul by Haris Seferovic (Switzerland).

Alberto Quintero (Panama) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Josip Drmic (Switzerland) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Remo Freuler.

Hand ball by Aníbal Godoy (Panama).

Attempt blocked. Armando Cooper (Panama) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Edgar Yoel Bárcenas.

Substitution

Substitution, Switzerland. Fabian Schär replaces Granit Xhaka.

Substitution

Substitution, Switzerland. Stephan Lichtsteiner replaces Michael Lang.

Goal!

Goal! Switzerland 6, Panama 0. Fabian Frei (Switzerland) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Josip Drmic.

Granit Xhaka (Switzerland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aníbal Godoy (Panama).

Johan Djourou (Switzerland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Roberto Nurse (Panama).

Foul by Remo Freuler (Switzerland).

Armando Cooper (Panama) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Josip Drmic (Switzerland) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Switzerland. Conceded by Luis Ovalle.

Haris Seferovic (Switzerland) hits the right post with a left footed shot from the left side of the box. Assisted by Granit Xhaka.

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