Fulham star Kasami grabs first international goal in loss to country ranked 49 places lower

Patijm Kasami scored for Switzerland yesterday, but the European side still lost to South Korea in Seoul.

Fulham have certainly not had an excellent season so far, as Martin Jol’s men hover precariously close to the relegation mark after a woeful run of form.

The likes of Dimitar Berbatov, Philippe Senderos and Fernando Amorebieta have all underperformed at Craven Cottage this term, and Martin Jol now has a Dutch buddy in Rene Meulensteen arriving to help out - as the season begins to run away from them.

But if there has been one shining light from this campaign so far, it would have to be the performances of Swiss youngster Patijm Kasami.

Signed from Palermo in 2011 he spent the first part of 2013 on loan with FC Luzern, where he thoroughly impressed and has come back to emerge as a starter for The Cottagers.

And of course he has already scored a truly remarkable goal against Crystal Palace that leaves him a shoe-in for at list the Goal of the Season shortlist - although there already has been some devilish finishes this season to compete with.

With that in mind there was little wonder why teams in Italy were said to be interested in his services this January, and why he is now a fully-fledged member of the Swiss national team.

Yesterday he made his second appearance for the side, and scored his first international goal.

Winning possession in the heart of the pitch he drove forward and hit a 25-yard daisy cutter beyond the South Korea goalkeeper in their international friendly last night.

Unfortunately for Kasami and Switzerland, currently ranked number seven in the world, their Far East rivals did not let up.

Goals from Hong Jeong-Ho and Bolton Wanderers winger Lee Chung-Yong earned the side ranked 56 in the world come out on top in Seoul.

See if you can spot Senderos misreading the flight of the ball for South Korea’s first goal.

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