Switzerland World Cup 2022 squad, fixtures and latest odds

Granit Xhaka of Switzerland and Gavi of Spain fight for the ball – GETTY IMAGES

Switzerland face a daunting task after being drawn together with the favorites of the Qatar 2022 World Cup in the group stage.

Brazil won’t make life easy for the Swiss, but they still have the potential to reach the round of 16.

The Swiss stunned France at the 2020 European Championships, beating the reigning world champions on penalties in the knockout stage.

However, Switzerland have since lost their seven-year coach, Vladimir Petkovic, to new manager Murat Yakin, a former national team player who has only been in charge for just over a year.

Their shape, however, is promising. Late last month, two one-minute goals from Remo Freuler and Breel Embolo led Switzerland to a 2-1 victory over the ill-fated Czech Republic at Kybunpark, a result that relegated the Czechs from Nations League A.

Switzerland, headed for the World Cup, finished third in Group 2 with nine points from six games, just two behind winning Spain.

Switzerland World Cup 2022 team

World Cup teams are usually announced about six weeks before the World Cup starts. This year the World Cup will take place from 20 November to 18 December.

Who could be the names of the stars of the rose?

At 30, Xherdan Shaqiri is still going strong for US team Chicago Fire and has a stacked resume that includes the likes of Liverpool, Bayern Munich and Inter Milan. The winger has made 107 appearances for Switzerland and looks confident that he is on the plane.

Captain Granit Xhaka has also booked his seat, having a good season for Arsenal and amassing 105 appearances for his country.

Goalkeeper Yann Sommer, 33, will bring great experience.

What are the matches of Switzerland?

Switzerland is in Group G with Brazil, Serbia and Cameroon.

  • November 24: Switzerland-Cameroon, Al Janoub Stadium, 10:00.

  • November 28: Brazil v Switzerland, Stadium 974, 16:00.

  • 2 December: Serbia-Switzerland, Stadium 974, 19:00.

See the full list of matches from the 2022 World Cup.

What is Switzerland’s record at the World Cup?

The team finished qualifying two points clear of Italy to book their seat in Qatar, reaching the 12th World Cup since their debut in 1934, four years after the tournament was founded.

Switzerland have reached the quarter-finals three times, but not since 1954 when a home crowd overtook them.

The last four editions have seen the team eliminated in the round of 16 three times and once in the group stage.

Latest odds

Switzerland is currently 80/1 to win the 2022 World Cup.

The main contenders …

  • Brazil 4/1

  • France 6/1

  • Argentina 7/1

  • Spain 8/1

  • England 7/1

  • Germany 10/1

  • Portugal 14/1

  • Holland 12/1

  • Belgium 14/1

Odds correct as of October 24th

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