Soccer-Schaer double heads Swiss closer to Brazil (Reuters)

(Adds quotes) OSLO, Sept 10 (Reuters) – Defender Fabian Schaer scored two headers as Switzerland took a huge step towards booking a spot at next year’s World Cup in Brazil with a 2-0 victory over Norway in qualifying Group E on Tuesday. Norway defender Espen Ruud had an evening to forget in Oslo, conceding a free kick and then seeing Schaer rise above him to nod it home to give Switzerland the lead after 12 minutes. Early in the second half Schaer beat Ruud to a dead ball for a second time, this time heading home through keeper Rune Jarstein’s legs to double Switzerland’s advantage. …

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