Switzerland who are one of the underdogs in the tournament are the latest team to announce their 26-man squad that’ll fly to Qatar for the FIFA World Cup. This is their 5th consecutive appearance in this tournament and they’ll surely look to make this a historic one.
However, it won’t as easy for the Swiss as they are in a group with the favourites Brazil and as well as Cameroon and Serbia. Hence in order to have any chance of having a successful tournament, they’ll need to top their group in order to avoid the big teams in the knockout stages.
They do indeed have the potential to pull off a shock result as last year in Euros, they defeated the World Cup winners France in the Round of 16, so this clearly states that against Brazil they do have a chance. The Swiss would be relying upon the likes of Shaqiri and Granit Xhaka for a successful tournament.
Switzerland squad for FIFA World Cup 2022
Goalkeepers: Gregor Kobel (Borussia Dortmund), Philipp Kohn (RB Salzburg), Jonas Omlin (Montpellier), Yann Sommer (Borussia Monchengladbach)
Defenders: Manuel Akanji (Manchester City), Eray Comert (Valencia), Nico Elvedi (Borussia Monchengladbach), Ricardo Rodriguez (Torino), Fabian Schar (Newcastle United), Silvan Widmer (Mainz)
Midfielders: Granit Xhaka (Arsenal), Edimilson Fernandes (Mainz), Fabian Frei (Basel), Remo Freuler (Nottingham Forest), Ardon Jashari (Luzern), Fabian Rieder (Young Boys), Xherdan Shaqiri (Chicago Fire), Djibril Sow (Eintracht Frankfurt), Renato Steffen (Lugano), Denis Zakaria (Chelsea), Michel Aebischer (Bologna)
Forwards: Breel Embolo (Monaco), Christian Fassnacht (Young Boys), Noah Okafor (RB Salzburg), Haris Seferovic (Galatasaray), Ruben Vargas (Augsburg)