Switzerland have won their 9 consecutive matches during the qualifying round. Beside winning the 9 matches, they still ended up on 2nd position by a single goal difference between Portugal. They have also maintained the 2nd position after defeating Northern Ireland by 1-0 to qualify for the FIFA World Cup 2018. Many of Swiss players have been key players for their team, like Ricardo Rodriguez, Fabian Schar, Xherdan Shaqiri, Haris Seferovic and Granit Xhaka, who are young players living mid-twenties lives.
Switzerland World Cup 2018 Friendlies Schedule
Like all other teams, Switzerland had to play 4 matches total in the World Cup fixtures, two matches they won back to back. The Swiss team played against Greece and Panama and won both of them. Now they would face Spain & Japan on 3rd and 8th June, 2018 respectively.
- 23rd March – Switzerland vs Greece (won 1-0)
- 27th March – Switzerlnd vs Panama (won 6-0)
- 3rd June – Spain vs Switzerland
- 8th June – Japan vs Switzerland
Switzerland World Cup 2018 Schedule
Being the member of Group E, this team will place some of the dangerous teams like Brazil, Serbia and Costa rica on dates that are mentioned below.
- 17th June – Brazil vs Switzerland
- 22nd June – Serbia Brazil vs Switzerland
- 27th June – Costa Rica Brazil vs Switzerland
Vladimir Petkovic – Coach of Switzerland – World Cup 2018
Ottmar Hitzfeld was fired and Vladimir was brought in the team as Coach of Swiss team back in 2014 who led the team to lasting stage of Euro Cup 2016. He has also provided his services to the Swiss Club like Lazio in Series A. He has a solid profile as a football player, he won a league in 1985 representing Sarajevo and spent most of his career for the Swiss team.
Switzerland Squad & Line Up World Cup 2018
This team has an energetic and young squad for the upcoming mega event World Cup 2018 to be held in Russia starting 14th June, 2018 where Germany would defend their title of champion. Zherdan Shaqiri has not impressed the selectors, but still he is part of team squad of Switzerland.
- Goalkeepers – Roman Burki, Marwin Hitz, Yann Sommer
- Defenders – Manuel Akanji, Johan Djourou, Nico Elvedi, Michael Lang, Stephan Lichsteiner, Francois Moubandje, Ricardo Rodriguez, Fabian Schar
- Midfielders – Valon Behrami, Blerim Dzemaili, Gelson Fernandes, Remo Freuler, Xherdan Shaqiri, Granit Xhaka, Denis Zakaria, Steven Zuber
- Forwards – Josip Drmic, Breel Embolo, Admir Mehmedi, Haris Seferovic
Yann Sommer has been replaced Diego Benaglio as goal keeper, while the captain is Stephan Lichsteiner who would be in attacking position coming from right-back position. On the counter side, Rodriguez is also added back in the squad.
Defender Manuel Akanji would make his debut for the Switzerland team along with Remo Freuler and Steven Zuber. Rest of the squad has been mentioned above.