Switzerland put six past Iceland in Nations League

Switzerland recorded a convincing victory against Iceland. (AFP pic)

ST. GALLEN: Liverpool winger Xherdan Shaqiri was among the scorers as Switzerland routed Iceland 6-0 in their opening game of the UEFA Nations League in St. Gallen on Saturday.

Steven Zuber and Denis Zakaria gave Switzerland a two-goal lead before Shaqiri fired in a free kick from a tight angle out on the right on 53 minutes.

Goals from Haris Seferović, Albian Ajeti, and Admir Mehmedi completed the resounding win as Switzerland made a dream start to a group that also includes World Cup semi-finalists Belgium.

Iceland host Italy in Reykjavik on Tuesday, while Switzerland play England in a friendly in Leicester.