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There Isn't A Soul Alive Who Won't Agree With Xherdan Shaqiri's Sentiments Here

There Isn't A Soul Alive Who Won't Agree With Xherdan Shaqiri's Sentiments Here
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Switzerland secured safe passage to the second round of Euro 2016 after a 0-0 draw with France in Lille. Classic Switzerland. An unobtrusive outfit who do just enough.

With no goals to speak of, there were at least a couple of rare talking points.

Yes, in incidents reminiscent of a rough playground game played out next to a field of nettles, we were privileged to witness four ripped kits and a burst ball.

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It was the Swiss kits that ripped throughout the game. Puma, the shirt manufacturers, are presumably working on spin control all morning.

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Switzerland's Xherdan Shaqiri didn't help their efforts in comments to Swiss newspaper Blick. I think we can all echo these sentiments.

I hope Puma does not produce condoms.

Breel Embolo was less colourful.

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We have had a few problems with the jersey. The kit manager is not fully ready yet, but we are.

The ball burst after a challenge involving Antoine Griezmann and Valon Behrami. One of Griezmann's studs pierced the Adidas Beau Jeu ball. Now might not be a good time to tell you that they retail at about €135.39.

Read more: View From A Dublin Pub: There Were 3 Distinct Reactions To Ireland's Brutal 2nd Half

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