Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 3/23/13
Switzerland missed the chance to build a dominant lead in World Cup qualifying Group E after a 0-0 draw in Cyprus. Ottmar Hitzfeld's men pulled two points clear of second-placed Iceland but they would be enjoying a four-point cushion had Haris Seferovic scored in second half stoppage time. Cyprus, meanwhile, move off the bottom and above Slovenia thanks to a point earned from an impressive display in which Dimitris Christofi twice went dangerously close. Gokhan Inler warmed Antonis Georgallides' palms first but it was Cyprus who would dominate the early exchanges. Compact football allowed Christos Theophilou in for a free header before Konstantinos Charalambidis blasted just past a post. Xherdan Shaqiri then spurned a clear chance and the Swiss were nearly punished when Yann Sommer tipped Christofi's drive to safety. Konstantinos Makridis came even closer when he hit the upright in the 33rd minute. Cyprus pressed on after the break and Sommer did well to push another Christofi...
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