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this year will be against Canada. The Swiss will play the Canucks at St. Gallens Espenmoos on 15th May.
 

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The Espenmoos sounds like a good place to play this sort of international since Canada are not exactly a World class side (i'd consider Australia to be far superior to our Northern Hemisphere brethren these days) and Switzerland are in a rebuilding phase

The Espenmoos takes 11,300 spectators and is usually full for St Gallen games so i can't be why an international game shouldn't be able to either. A good choice IMO since St Jakob Park despite being a very modern grund would probably not get filled, and Grasshopper's Hardturm is apparently going to be refurbished and turned into a modern football stadia (seems Grasshoppers seem to be falling behind Basel on all fronts)

Abt the game: well hopefull both sides field full strength teams. Switzerland are not considered to be near the strong sides in europe and are probably in the 3rd tier of sides (as their seeding and ranking would suggest). However there are many promising players coming through and with a few establised stars (well stars in a relative sense since they are not world stars) in Henchoz and Haas, things are looking up for the NT :hopefull: :)
 

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Andreas said:
(seems Grasshoppers seem to be falling behind Basel on all fronts)
Basel should enjoy its few years of having a slim advantage over Grasshoppers. Once the new Zurich stadium is built - things will go back to their natural order. :D
The new Zurich stadium will be even better than the St. Jakobs Park. The Zurich stadium will cost 350 million Fr. (as opposed to 220). The stadium will look like a pentagon from the air...
A few artist renderings can be seen on www.gcz.ch
 
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