Drawn in one of the toughest groups at Qatar 2022, Switzerland will need all of their top players on their game if they are to qualify.
It won’t be an easy ride for the Swiss coming up against Brazil, Serbia and Cameroon in a group that could be considered as difficult as the group of death.
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What is Switzerland’s World Ranking?
Switzerland are ranked 15th in the FIFA World rankings.
What group are Switzerland in?
Switzerland are in Group G for the World Cup and will kick off in Qatar alongside Cameroon, Brazil and Serbia.
See all the World Cup Groups for this year’s biggest football event.
What are Switzerland’s previous World Cup results?
Switzerland are one of the mainstays of the World Cup, qualifying for 12 tournaments in their history.
Switzerland were one of the better teams in the early years of international football, making it to the quarter-finals in 1934 and 1938 and then again in 1954.
From 1970-1990 they failed to qualify but returned in 1994, when making it to the round of 16, Switzerland qualified for the next five out of seven tournaments, reaching the round of 16 at the last two World Cups.
What was Switzerland’s qualifying record for the 2022 World Cup?
Switzerland qualifying record
Who is the head coach of the Switzerland National Team?
Murat Yakin takes Switzerland to the World Cup with an impressive managerial CV, having twice led Basel to the Swiss Super League title.
Taking over in 2021, he takes one of Switzerland’s best sides of recent years to Qatar where he will hope to make his mark on the side that have fallen short for a number of generations.
Who is the captain of the Switzerland National Team?
Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka currently occupies the top spot in the Premier League and will continue his incredible season captaining his national team on the greatest stage of all.
Representing his nation 107 times in his career, Xhaka is one of the most senior players in the Swiss side and will command from the centre of the pitch, where he contributes in both defence and attack.
Who are the star players for Switzerland?
Switzerland are blessed with a number of world-class talents who have played in several major tournaments for their nation. Xherdan Shaqiri is a standout attacking midfielder who has arguably been their best player for a number of years. He is now supported by captain Granit Xhaka and will look forward to the strength in attack provided by Breel Embolo.
Recent Manchester City acquisition Manuel Akanji and goalkeeper Yann Sommer help make up a strong defence and well-rounded Switzerland team that are capable of taking a result or two in the tough group G.
What are Switzerland’s group fixtures at the 2022 World Cup?
Switzerland World Cup Squad 2022
There are 26 players in total in Switzerland’s World Cup squad. Here is the full 2022 World Cup squad listing below.
Read more about the World Cup format in our World Cup guide.