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Switzerland World Cup squad 2022

Switzerland World Cup squad 2022: Switzerland has been gaining a reputation as a big hitter in recent times, so Brazil and co. Watch out: Murat Yakin’s squad is back and in ax mode.

The Swiss are often regarded as underdogs at major tournaments due to their lack of star names – but make no mistake, this is a serious tournament team.

They have progressed from the group stage in five of their last six major tournaments and rocked Euro 2020 by knocking out world champions France.

In qualifying for Qatar 2022, Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka and his international teammates went unbeaten to top UEFA Group C, beating Euro 2020 champions Italy, who are then out of the playoffs. went.

Projected Switzerland World Cup squad 2022

Yakin will have until Friday, October 21 to submit an official preliminary list of 35-55 players to FIFA, allowing them to choose the final 26-man roster for Qatar by Monday, November 14.

Based on last year’s World Cup qualifying squads and friendly rosters, these are the names most likely to make his starting list.

PositionPlayerClubAgeCaps
GoalkeeperYann SommerBorussia Monchengladbach (GER)3376
GoalkeeperYvon Mvogo Lorient (FRA)284
GoalkeeperDavid Von BallmoosYoung Boys (SWI)270
GoalkeeperJonas OmlinMontpellier (FRA) 243
DefenderFabian ScharNewcastle (ENG)3072
DefenderManuel Akanji Manchester City (ENG)2742
DefenderRicardo RodriguezTorino (ITA) 30100
DefenderNico ElvediBorussia Monchengladbach (GER)2640
DefenderKevin Mbabu Fulham (ENG)2722
DefenderSilvan WidmerMainz (GER)2933
DefenderEray Comert Valencia (SPA)249
DefenderJordan LotombaNice (FRA)247
DefenderLeonidas StergiouSt Gallen (SWI) 221
MidfielderGranit XhakaArsenal (ENG)30106
MidfielderRemo FreulerNottingham Forest (ENG)3048
MidfielderFabian FreiBasel (SWI)3322
MidfielderDenis ZakariaChelsea (ENG)2542
MidfielderDjibril SowFrankfurt (GER)2532
MidfielderRenato SteffenLugano (SWI) 3027
MidfielderMichel AebischerBologna (ITA)2511
MidfielderArdon JashariLuzern (SWI) 201
MidfielderSteven Zuber AEK Athens (GRE)3151
MidfielderXherdan Shaqiri Chicago Fire (USA)31108
MidfielderRuben VargasAugsburg (GER) 2426
ForwardCedric Itten Young Boys (SWI)257
ForwardNoah OkaforRB Salzburg (AUT)228
ForwardDan NdoyeBasel (SWI)211
ForwardMario GavranovicKayserispor (TUR)3241
ForwardHaris SeferovicGalatasaray (TUR)3088
ForwardBreel EmboloMonaco (FRA)2558

Final 26-man Swizterland World Cup roster

Switzerland faces Ghana in their final pre-World Cup friendly on November 17, with Yakin’s squad confirmed by then.

Here’s a tentative look at a possible 26-man roster, assuming all of Yakin’s players are fit and ready. However, it is not certain that star goalkeeper Sommer is facing a race against time with an ankle problem.

PositionPlayerClubAgeCaps
GoalkeeperYann SommerBorussia Monchengladbach (GER)3376
GoalkeeperYvon Mvogo Lorient (FRA)284
GoalkeeperDavid Von BallmoosYoung Boys (SWI)270
DefenderFabian ScharNewcastle (ENG)3072
DefenderManuel Akanji Manchester City (ENG)2742
DefenderRicardo RodriguezTorino (ITA) 30100
DefenderNico ElvediBorussia Monchengladbach (GER)2640
DefenderKevin Mbabu Fulham (ENG)2722
DefenderSilvan WidmerMainz (GER)2933
DefenderEray Comert Valencia (ESP)249
DefenderJordan LotombaNice (FRA)247
MidfielderGranit XhakaArsenal (ENG)30106
MidfielderRemo FreulerNottingham Forest (ENG)3048
MidfielderFabian FreiBasel (SWI)3322
MidfielderDenis ZakariaChelsea (ENG)2542
MidfielderDjibril SowFrankfurt (GER)2532
MidfielderDenis ZakariaChelsea (ENG)2542
MidfielderRenato SteffenLugano (SWI) 3027
MidfielderMichel AebischerBologna (ITA)2511
MidfielderSteven Zuber AEK Athens (GRE)3151
MidfielderXherdan Shaqiri Chicago Fire (USA)31108
MidfielderRuben VargasAugsburg (GER) 2426
ForwardNoah OkaforRB Salzburg (AUT)228
ForwardMario GavranovicKayserispor (TUR)3241
ForwardHaris SeferovicGalatasaray (TUR)3088
ForwardBreel EmboloMonaco (FRA)2558

Switzerland’s best player, strengths & weaknesses

The Swiss brought an experienced team to the last World Cup and travel to Qatar without some familiar stalwarts such as the now-retired Stefan Lichtsteiner and Valon Bahrami.

However, new faces have stepped up to lead, and the Swiss will once again be a stubborn, well-drilled side.

Stars

Granit Xhaka has always been a reliable force for Switzerland but his form has changed for the club this season, with the midfielder a powerful force in Arsenal’s Premier League-chasing squad.

Both he and Chicago Fire’s Zhardan Shaqiri will approach their nation’s all-time appearances record in Qatar, standing at 118 caps while serving as the lifeblood and backbone of the team.

Monaco’s Briel Mbolo will be the attacker and a strong start to the Ligue 1 season suggests he will be ready for Qatar.

Strengths

Switzerland’s old national stereotype of being well-drilled and efficient has traditionally translated onto the pitch.

Ricardo Rodriguez, Fabian Schar, and Maule Akanji form a committed combination at the back. (And judging by this recent interview, Akanji is as impressive off the pitch as he is on it, thanks to his incredible math skills!).

Weaknesses

Switzerland’s old national stereotype of being well-drilled and efficient has traditionally translated onto the pitch.

Ricardo Rodriguez, Fabian Schar, and Maule Akanji form a committed combination at the back. (And judging by this recent interview, Akanji is as impressive off the pitch as he is on it, thanks to his incredible math skills!).

Switzerland World Cup group

Switzerland faces familiar opposition in Qatar, which has drawn an almost identical group to the one they contested at the 2018 World Cup.

The Swiss will be happy to repeat their 1-1 draw against Brazil in Russia, with the Selecao stronger than four years ago. Serbia, who they also played in 2018, and Cameroon will pose a strong challenge in this competitive group.

Switzerland Group G fixtures and match schedule

DateMatchTime (ET)StadiumThurs, Nov. 24Switzerland vs. Cameroon5 a.m.Al Janoub StadiumMon, Nov. 28Brazil vs. Switzerland11 a.m.Stadium 974Fri, Dec. 2Serbia vs. Switzerland2 p.m.Stadium 974

Can Switzerland replace players on the World Cup roster?

Once the final 26-man roster is official, teams participating in the World Cup may make changes prior to the first game of the tournament and only in exceptional circumstances.

According to the tournament’s official rules, “A player on the final list can only be replaced if he is replaced due to serious injury or illness up to 24 hours before the start of his team’s first match.” “

The team in question will be required to submit a medical report to FIFA and a substitution will be allowed if the world governing body determines that “the injury or illness is serious enough to prevent the player from participating in the FIFA World Cup”.

The replacement player must come from the preliminary list of players submitted to FIFA in October.

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