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Monday, June 19, 2006
Pfister admits he's powerless to stop Togo turmoil

Togo have decided to turn up in Dortmund for their second World Cup match, which was in considerable doubt.

It is a game he admits the World Cup debutants must win if they are to stand a realistic chance of progressing to the last 16.

But just getting Togo to Dortmund for the match has been a feat in itself - it required stick and carrot treatment with FIFA threatening serious consequences if the team did not make the trip, and the African country's federation officials assuring the players they will receive their promised qualification bonuses.

Togo: Agassa, Nibombe, Tchangai, Toure, Agboh, Dossevi, Cherif-Toure, Romao, Forson, Adebayor, Mohamed. Subs: Akoto, Atsou, Aziawonou, Erassa, Malm, Obilale, Olufade, Salifou, Senaya, Tchagnirou, Assemoassa.

Switzerland: Zuberbuhler, Muller, Philipp Degen, Senderos, Magnin, Barnetta, Vogel, Wicky, Cabanas, Frei, Gygax. Subs: Benaglio, Coltorti, David Degen, Djourou, Dzemaili, Grichting, Lustrinelli, Margairaz, Spycher, Streller, Yakin, Behrami. Referee: Carlos Amarilla (Paraguay)




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