Switzerland national football team which represents Switzerland in international football is one of the worthy competitor in upcoming FIFA World Cup 2018. This time, it will take place in Russia and for the tournament, the qualifying round has successfully finished and 32 participants list have confirmed. Among them, from UEFA confederation Switzerland has confirmed their ticket for the World’s biggest football competition. Since the beginning of the competition, Switzerland could not qualify for the main event continuously. Till now, they made total ten entrance to this most prestigious event but yet to win any title of it. They played quarter final total three times in the competition where their first appearance was in 1934.
Considering Switzerland team squad, their players overall good but there are not much World’s famous players. Besides, if we consider the most appearances we must say the name of current captain of the team Stephan Lichtsteiner who already made 96 apps and wrote his name among the most number of appearances players.
We can not describe their players as low rated but most of them are playing with German side Bundesliga. But their skipper Stephan Lichtsteiner is a lead defender of Italian top flight Juventus. Granit Xhaka is also one of the top rated midfielder of the team who is playing for the club Arsenal. Let’s see the complete team squad of Switzerland below which would participate in upcoming event of FIFA World Cup 2018.
# Switzerland Team Squad (Possible):
- Goalkeeper – Yann Sommer, Marwin Hitz, Roman Burki
- Defender – Stephan Lichtsteiner (Captain), Leo Lacroix, Nico Elvedi, Manuel Akanji, Michael Lang, Ricardo Rodriguez, Fabian Schar
- Midfielder – Remo Freuler, Granit Xhaka, Valon Behrami, Steven Zuber, Blerim Dzemaili, Gelson Fernandes, Denis Zakaria, Edimilson Fernandes, Xherdan Shaqiri
- Forward – Breel Embolo, Haris Seferovic, Admir Mehmedi, Mario Gavranovic
# Possible Best XI: Yann Sommer, Stephan Lichtsteiner (Captain), Manuel Akanji, Ricardo Rodriguez, Fabian Schar, Steven Zuber, Blerim Dzemaili, Xherdan Shaqiri, Granit Xhaka, Denis Zakaria, Haris Seferovic.
# Playing Formation: 4 – 2 – 3 – 1
# Coaching Staff:
- Manager – Vladimir Petkovic
Yann Sommer is the leading stopper of the team Switzerland where the best alternatives are Hitz and Burki. All three players are playing with Bundesliga side. Now, if we consider the defensive position of the team Swiss, under the captaincy of Stephan Lichtsteiner the team is doing better. They have Nico Elvedi, Manuel Akanji, Ricardo Rodriguez and some other talented players and they would secure the defense of the team well.
However, Swiss team has some good midfielders and playmakers in the team where Xhaka is a popular midfielder of the team. Valon Behrami is also good who is playing for Udinese. Steven Zuber is also a midfielder who is playing for German side Hoffenheim. Xherdan Shaqiri and Edimilson Fernandes should also be counted. They are connected with English top flight Premier League.
Besides, in their current team squad they have kept four forwards there which would take part in the upcoming biggest event of football. One of them named Haris Seferovic is playing with Portuguese club Benfica. Basically, Switzerland used to play defensive football. Considering their playing formation, they are using four defenders in the ground and. So, as a result their opponent scored few goals against Switzerland it seems. In the upcoming Russia World Cup, they have to face some giant teams in the group and to secure their position on the knockout phase, their players will have to give their best.