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Switzerland National Football Team

Governing bodySchweizerischer Fussballverband
StadiumSt. Jakob-Park (38,512 seats)
ManagerV. Petković

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J. OmlinJ. Omlin
Y. SommerY. Sommer
Y. MvogoY. Mvogo
F. SchärF. Schär
Assists: 2
L. BenitoL. Benito
T. KloseT. Klose
M. LangM. Lang
Goals: 1, Assists: 1
N. ElvediN. Elvedi
Goals: 1, Assists: 1
R. RodríguezR. Rodríguez
Goals: 1, Assists: 1
F. MoubandjeF. Moubandje
K. MbabuK. Mbabu
Assists: 1
L. LacroixL. Lacroix
S. ZuberS. Zuber
Goals: 1
R. FreulerR. Freuler
D. ZakariaD. Zakaria
Goals: 1, Assists: 1
D. SowD. Sow
C. FassnachtC. Fassnacht
G. XhakaG. Xhaka
Assists: 1
E. FernandesE. Fernandes
Assists: 1
D. OberlinD. Oberlin
A. AjetiA. Ajeti
Goals: 1
H. SeferovićH. Seferović
Goals: 5, Assists: 1
X. ShaqiriX. Shaqiri
Goals: 1, Assists: 3
Mario GavranovićM. Gavranović
Goals: 1
21J. Omlin 2400000100000
1Y. Sommer 292703300100000
12Y. Mvogo 24901100300000
22F. Schär 262703300002200
5L. Benito 2631010100000
20T. Klose 30901100300000
6M. Lang 271802200111000
4N. Elvedi 222703300011000
13R. Rodríguez 262703300011000
3F. Moubandje 28901100300000
2K. Mbabu 231802200001100
13L. Lacroix 2600000100000
14S. Zuber 273444403010000
8R. Freuler 261662202200000
17D. Zakaria 222744311111100
18D. Sow 21111010400000
15C. Fassnacht 2552020300000
10G. Xhaka 263604400001200
11E. Fernandes 221183120301000
7D. Oberlin 2100000100000
16A. Ajeti 21253030410000
9H. Seferović 263214404051100
23X. Shaqiri 273604400013000
19M. Gavranović 28902111310000


Winter Homecoming hopefuls - Vevay Newspapers
Switzerland County High School will celebrate Homecoming tomorrow (Friday) night, when rival Rising Sun visits for a conference showdown with the Pacers.
Vevay Newspapers (6 hours ago)
Fleming and Zadorsky part of Canada's early path to World Cup - The London Free Press
Londoners Jessie Fleming and Shelina Zadorsky were named to Canada's national women's soccer team for a training match against the Swiss next Thursday
The London Free Press (1 week ago)
Switzerland at the 2018 World Cup: Scores, schedule, complete squad, TV and live stream, players to watch -
The 2018 World Cup is underway. CBS Sports will have you covered for each game, all the important news and more, as well as profiles of all of the teams. (6 months ago)
Russia's World Cup Team Bucks Multiethnicity Seen On Swiss, Other Teams - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
While there is a splash of ethnic diversity on virtually every team playing in soccer's 2018 Russia World Cup, many cite the Swiss national team for setting the
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty (6 months ago)
Switzerland’s World Cup Team Sits At The Heart Of Europe’s National Identity Panic - HuffPost
Switzerland is among the world's most ethnically diverse soccer teams -- and the Swiss right-wing isn't happy about it.
HuffPost (6 months ago)
Switzerland World Cup 2018 team guide: tactics, key players and expert predictions - The Guardian
This article is part of the Guardian's 2018 World Cup Experts' Network, a cooperation between some of the best media organisations from the 32 countries who
The Guardian (7 months ago)
Lindsey Vonn Makes Her Highly-Anticipated Return & More From Team USA This Weekend -
As you settle into your weekend, Team USA athletes are getting ready to compete all around the world. (19 hours ago)
The Swiss World Cup squad – everything you need to know - SWI in English
Swiss coach Vladimir Petkovic has opted for continuity in his 23-man squad for the 2018 World Cup. Bu
SWI in English (7 months ago)

Switzerland's FIFA World Cup squad and players to watch

It all started out so well for Switzerland. La Nati had won their first nine games in a row, picking up 27 points out of 30 in Group B during qualifying. However, a disappointing last matchday loss to Portugal shoved them down to second place and set up a play-off against Northern Ireland.

Controversy reigned during the two-legged play-off, as Switzerland were granted a spot-kick that some felt they shouldn't. In any case, they went on to win that leg 1-0, and hunkered down defensively to protect their narrow lead to seal their spot at this year's World Cup.

Coach's mission

Vladimir Pektovic will be aiming to prove doubters wrong and to show that Schweizer Nati are not just "lucky" to have sealed their spot. After all, the team were solid during qualifiers until their final matchday loss to Portugal, so clearly do have the quality to cause some kind of impact in Group E. While South American giants Brazil are the big favorites to top their quartet, Switzerland will be certainly to snatch a runners-up spot as they will feel they can match wits with Costa Rica and fellow European side Serbia.

New recruits

23-year-old shot-stopper Yvon Mvogo has never been capped by the senior squad, and while he's certainly the third-choice goalkeeper in this 23-man group, could he possibly make his debut this summer in Russia? Perhaps.

Here he is, alongside the 22 other members who will be featuring for La Nati this summer:

Experienced faces

Juventus defender Stephan Lichtsteiner, who serves as the team's skipper, is one of the more experienced players on this squad. Other veterans include Udinese's Valon Behrami, Bologna's Blerim Dzemaili,  Premier League duo Xherdan Shaqiri and Granit Xhaka, and AC Milan's Ricardo Rodriguez. Meanwhile, young rising star Breel Embolo will be hoping this could potentially be his breakout tournament.

Full Squad:

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

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

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

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

Switzerland Football Association Info & Statistics

History Founded: 1895, Affiliated: 1904
Uniform Jerseys: Red, Shorts: White, Stockings: Red
World Cup Appearances 11: 1934, 1938, 1950, 1954, 1962, 1966, 1994, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018
Best Results First: FIFA U-17 World Cup Final 2009
Second: FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Final 2009, Olympic Football Tournament Final 1924

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