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Fulham's Kasami thrilled to be named in Swiss Olympic side

Pajtim Kasami is excited about representing Switzerland in the upcoming Olympic Games in the UK.

The 20-year old Fulham midfielder has been selected in the Swiss U23 squad for the 2012 Games and is delighted to be given the chance as he and his teammates prepare for their Group B campaign against Mexico, South Korea and Gabon.

"It is something that I am very much looking forward to," he told fulhamfc.com. "It will be a good experience to play there.

"It's quite nice because last season I played in the European Under-21 Championships for Switzerland and it will be a similar group of players which will be going to the Olympics as under-23s.

"The Olympics is a special tournament because it does not come along very often and you do not get the chance to play every year, so it is something which is a little different. Having three over-age players makes it quite interesting and very exciting.

"You do not always think about playing football at the Olympics when you are younger but it is always an honour to play for your country and at the Olympics it will feel like playing at the next level. I think that afterwards I'll look back and think it was very special."

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