Switzerland down Faroes to stay perfect

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Switzerland kept a perfect record in their World Cup qualifying group on Sunday, though they laboured in beating the Faroe Islands 2-0.

Goals in each half from recalled forward Eren Derdiyok and captain Stephan Lichtsteiner were enough on a rain-swept evening.

With their fourth straight win, the Swiss provisionally went six points ahead of European champion Portugal who host Latvia later on.

The Swiss were seldom threatened and also struck the frame of the goal in each half against visitors who lost 6-0 at home to Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal last month.

Derdiyok showed high-class technique to open the scoring in the 27th minute, taking a long lofted ball from Valon Behrami with a controlling first touch.

He then struck a low left-foot shot past goalkeeper Gunnar Nielsen.

It was the 11th goal of Derdiyok's 56-match international career which has only rarely fulfilled the 28-year-old forward's early promise.

Admir Mehmedi's shot struck a post in the 78th five minutes before Lichtsteiner sealed the three points.

The veteran right-back advanced deep into the penalty area to meet left-back Ricardo Rodriguez's cross with a bouncing header.

Hungary went above Portugal into provisional second place in Group B with a 4-0 win over visiting Andorra.

Hungary captain Balazs Dzudzsak created first-half goals for 37-year-old Zoltan Gera and Adam Lang in Budapest against Andorra before Adam Gyursco and Adam Szalai added late goals.

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