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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

A Fond Farewell in St. Jakob Park

Tomorrow night FC Basel will face off against their rivals Young Boys Bern in their home stadium in the concluding match of a successful 2011/2012 campaign. Beloved veterans Scott Chipperfield and Benjamin Huggel bring their successful and long careers to a close and second string goalkeeper Massimo Colomba will retire from the pitch and take over as club goalkeeper coach. Long time center back David Abraham's contract expires this summer and he too will be playing his last match in St. Jakob park. Basel success stories Xherdan Shaqiri and Granit Xhaka, products of the youth academy, are both bound for the Bundesliga (Shaqiri to Bayern Munich, Xhaka to Borussia Mönchengladbach) and will be paying their final contributions to the club as well.
It will be an emotional evening at St. Jakob Park tomorrow night, but it provides a great opportunity for the fans to express their gratitude for their long-serving players who hold special places in their red and blue hearts.

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