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Switzerland include Arsenal duo

Martin Djourou (right) and Philippe Senderos
Djourou (right) and Senderos play club football together for Arsenal

Arsenal duo Johan Djourou and Philippe Senderos have both been named in Switzerland's final Euro 2008 squad.

Lyon defender Patrick Muller is a shock inclusion, despite having not played for the French side all season after recovering from a knee injury.

Midfielder Tranquillo Barnetta also survived the cut despite suffering from an ankle injury.

Striker Thomas Haeberli and defender Mario Eggimann were dropped from Switzerland's initial 25-man party.

Coach Kobi Kuhn kept Manchester City midfielder Gelson Fernandes in his squad.

But Kuhn was forced to do without three players because of injuries sustained during the co-hosts' pre-tournament training camp.

Hertha Berlin defender Steve von Bergen, 24, missed out after breaking a bone in his right hand.

Goalkeeper Fabio Coltorti was sent home with post-viral fatigue and replaced by the uncapped Eldin Jakupovic, and striker Blaise Kufo was ruled out having been diagnosed with a torn groin muscle.

Switzerland, who beat Slovakia 2-0 on Saturday, play Liechenstein in their final warm-up match on Friday.


Goalkeepers: Diego Benaglio (Wolfsburg), Eldin Jakupovic (Grasshoppers), Pascal Zuberbuehler (Xamax Neuchatel)

Defenders: Philipp Degen (Borussia Dortmund), Johan Djourou (Arsenal), Stephane Grichting (Auxerre), Stephan Lichtsteiner (Lille), Ludovic Magnin (Stuttgart), Patrick Mueller (Lyon), Philippe Senderos (Arsenal), Christoph Spycher (Eintracht Frankfurt)

Midfielders: Tranquillo Barnetta (Bayer Leverkusen), Valon Behrami (Lazio), Ricardo Cabanas (Grasshoppers), Gelson Fernandes (Manchester City), Daniel Gygax (FC Metz), Benjamin Huggel (Basel), Gokhan Inler (Udinese), Johan Vonlanthen (Red Bull Salzburg)

Strikers: Eren Derdiyok (Basel), Alexander Frei (Borussia Dortmund), Marco Streller (Basel), Hakan Yakin (Young Boys)

see also
England 2-1 Switzerland
06 Feb 08 |  Internationals
Pick your Switzerland XI
23 May 08 |  Switzerland

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