Switzerland 2022 World Cup Guide | All you need know

Three-time FIFA World Cup quarterfinalist Switzerland are geared to make its 13th appearance as they try to make it to the later stage of the tournament. 

Backed by the firepower of midfield maestro Granit Xhaka, goalkeeper Yann Sommer and talisman Xherdan Shaqiri, Switzerland have all the tools in its arsenal to go to the later stage of the FIFA World Cup 2022. So here is a look at their journey before they start their adventure.

Qualification campaign for Switzerland

Switzerland were one of the major reason why four-time champions Italy did not make it to the FIFA World Cup 2022 as they won their qualifying group. With five wins and three draws, they piped European champions Italy to make the FIFA World Cup and thereby condemning the Azzuri’s to the playoffs where they faced elimination. The Swiss were one of five teams who did not lose a single game in the qualifying round.

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World Cup Group Details

Switzerland will start their World Cup campaign at the Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah against African side Cameroon on Thursday (November 24) and will know that anything less than a win could come in handy. Group G will then showcase to the world one of the biggest early-stage battles as Switzerland and Brazil lock horns at Stadium 974 in Doha on Monday (November 28).

If Murat Yakin’s side manages to get any positive result from their contest against Brazil they will be in to win Group G as they play European counterparts Serbia at the same venue in Doha. The Swiss army are excepted to at least make the Round of 16 of the FIFA World Cup 2022.

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Squad for FIFA World Cup 2022

Goalkeepers: Gregor Kobel (Borussia Dortmund), Philipp Kohn (RB Salzburg), Jonas Omlin (Montpellier), Yann Sommer (Borussia Monchengladbach)

Defenders: Manuel Akanji (Manchester City), Eray Comert (Valencia), Nico Elvedi (Borussia Monchengladbach), Ricardo Rodriguez (Torino), Fabian Schar (Newcastle United), Silvan Widmer (Mainz)

Midfielders: Granit Xhaka (Arsenal), Edimilson Fernandes (Mainz), Fabian Frei (Basel), Remo Freuler (Nottingham Forest), Ardon Jashari (Luzern), Fabian Rieder (Young Boys), Xherdan Shaqiri (Chicago Fire), Djibril Sow (Eintracht Frankfurt), Renato Steffen (Lugano), Denis Zakaria (Chelsea), Michel Aebischer (Bologna)

Forwards: Breel Embolo (Monaco), Christian Fassnacht (Young Boys), Noah Okafor (RB Salzburg), Haris Seferovic (Galatasaray), Ruben Vargas (Augsburg) 

Players to watch out for Switzerland

Yann Sommer (Borussia Monchengladbach) 

Fabian Schar (Newcastle United) 

Granit Xhaka (Arsenal) 

Team Details

Nati (National Team)
Rossocrociati (Red Crosses)
Head coachMurat Yakin
CaptainGranit Xhaka
Most capsHeinz Hermann (118)
Top scorerAlexander Frei (42)

World Cup history

Appearances12 (first in 1934)
Best resultQuarter-finals (1934, 1938, 1954)

FIFA Rankings

Current15(6 October 2022)
Highest3 (August 1993)
Lowest83 (December 1998)

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