Wonder goal for Daprela

Fabio Daprela scored a wonder goal for Switzerland Under-19s as they won 3-1 against Greece in the opening match of a four-nation friendly tournament in France.

The promising West Ham United defender struck just before the hour mark of the match being played in Limoges. He surged forward from left-back, dribbled past four opponents and then showed great composure to score past the Greece goalkeeper. It was a match-clinching strike after two earlier goals from FC Zurich forward Admir Mehmedi had sandwiched an equaliser from the visitors.

Switzerland are next in action on Friday afternoon against Poland before taking on France this Sunday evening. Daprela's strike followed on from his first goal for West Ham last month during a 2-2 draw for the reserves away in Poland against Arka Gdynia. Still only 18, he has yet to appear for the Hammers first team although was an unused substitute last Sunday against Everton.

Switzerland have already qualified for next spring's Elite round UEFA European U19 Championship qualifying. Seven group winners from the Elite round will progress to the final tournament, which will be held in northern France next summer.