2018 FIFA World Cup- Switzerland Profile

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Switzerland will be quietly confident of progressing to the knockout stages for a second consecutive World Cup. Vladimir Petković's side impressed in qualification for Russia 2018, and have a squad packed full of talented players. Providing the Swiss get some luck in the group stages, they have the potential to be a surprise package in Russia. 

Trivia

  • Switzerland never conceded a goal in open play during the 2006 tournament. 

  • Switzerland's 7-5 defeat to Austria in 1954 is the highest scoring match in World Cup history

  • Switzerland hosted the World Cup in 1954 

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SWITZERLAND TEAM PROFILE

 

 

How did they qualify? 

Switzerland confirmed their place in Russia with a 1-0 aggregate playoff victory over Northern Ireland. This will be the fourth consecutive World Cup for the European nation. 

 

Coach 

 

Former Lazio boss Vladimir Petkovic took charge of the national team after the 2014 World Cup. Petkovic has led his country to the last 16 of Euro 2016 and successfully got his team to the 2018 World Cup, which will be his first time he has managed at a FIFA tournament. 

Star Man

Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka will be charged with setting the tempo for the Swiss in central midfield. The FA Cup winner will be looking to impress in his second World Cup with the national side. 

2018 Games

  1. Greece 0 Switzerland 1

  2. Switzerland 6 Panama 0

  3. Spain 1 Switzerland 1

  4. Switzerland 2 Japan 0

World Cup History

 

Switzerland will be making their Eleventh World Cup appearance in Russia. Switzerland has reached the quarterfinals in 1934, 1938 and 1954. Which to date, is their best ever performance on the World Stage. 

Group stage schedule

 

6/17 Brazil Vs Switzerland

 21:00 pm

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6/22 Serbia Vs Switzerland

 21:00 pm

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 6/27 Switzerland Vs Costa Rica

 21:00 pm

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Squad list

 

Goalkeepers: Roman Buerki (Borussia Dortmund), Yvon Mvogo (Leipzig), Yann Sommer (Borussia Monchengladbach).

Defenders: Manuel Akanji (Borussia Dortmund), Johan Djourou (Antalyaspor), Nico Elvedi (Borussia Monchengladbach), Michael Lang (Basel), Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus), Jacques-Francois Moubandje (Toulouse), Ricardo Rodriguez (Milan), Fabian Schaer (Deportivo La Coruna).

Midfielders: Valon Behrami (Udinese), Blerim Dzemaili (Bologna), Gelson Fernandes (Eintracht Frankfurt), Remo Freuler (Atalanta), Xherdan Shaqiri (Stoke City), Granit Xhaka (Arsenal), Steven Zuber (1899 Hoffenheim), Denis Zakaria (Borussia Monchengladbach).

Forwards: Josip Drmic (Borussia Monchengladbach), Breel Embolo (Schalke), Mario Gavranovic (Dinamo Zagreb), Haris Seferovic (Benfica).

 

 


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