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Chapuisat recalled to Swiss squad for Austria friendly

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ZURICH, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Stephane Chapuisat has been recalled to Switzerland's national squad for Wednesday's friendly against Austria despite earlier retiring from international football.

Forward Chapuisat, 33, announced his retirement after disagreements with coach Koebi Kuhn following a 2-1 World Cup qualifier defeat to Yugoslavia in September.

But the Young Boys striker has been named in an 18-man squad to face Austria in Basel's St Jakob Stadium on Wednesday.

He had a rethink after Grasshoppers' 21-year-old prospect Mladen Petric, who holds dual-nationality, decided to play for Croatia rather than Switzerland so creating an opening in the team.

Defenders Stephan Keller and Remo Meyer are given their first call-ups to the national team following a successful summer in the European under-21 championships.

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