switzerlandNational Team Coach: Ottmar Hitzfeld

Hitzfeld has been coaching Swiss national side since 2008 and under him they have become a formidable unit with compact defence. Hitzfeld has the pedigree to manage some of the top clubs won two European cups. He likes Switzerland to play with a 4-2-3-1 formation where wingers has to duty to track back and help midfield and defence.

Likely Starting Lineup of Switzerland:

Switzerland Squad 2014 World CupSwitzerland has a solid defence with quality wingers who can run down the wings all day long, which makes swiss defence hard to score against. They are likely to start with lone striker upfront with three attacking players coming in for support.  While Behrami and Inler will be shielding the midfield.

Key Player: Diego Benaglio

Tall keeper Benaglio is a quality keeper who comes with sweeper attributes. He can orgnize the defence and is one of the best shot stoppers in world cup. His pretty massive and on set pieces he can be a force.

Young player to watch-out for: Granit Xhaka

Likely to start as the attacking midfielder or second striker he can also fit in the central midfield role and at the age of just 21 he will be looking to impress some of the big clubs.

Switzerland World Cup Schedule:

  1. Ecuador (15 June)
  2. France (20 June)
  3. Honduras (25 June)

Switzerland Expected 23-Man Squad For World Cup

Switzerland qualifier for FIFA world cup Brazil in flying colours, notching up impressive wins in the qualifying round and here are the players which are most likely to be part of final 23 man squad.

1 Diego Benaglio Wolfsburg GK
2 Marco Wolfli Young Boys GK
3 Yann Sommer FC Basel GK
4 Stephan Lichtsteiner Juventus Defender
6 Philippe Senderos Valencia Defender
6 Johan Djourou Hamburg Defender
7 Steve von Bergen Young Boys Defender
8 Reto Ziegler Sassuolo Defender
9 Fabian Schar FC Basel Defender
10 Ricardo Rodriguez Wolfsburg Midfielder
11 Timm Klose Wolfsburg Midfielder
12 Tranquillo Barnetta Eintracht Frankfurt Midfielder
13 Gokhan Inler Napoli Midfielder
14 Gelson Fernandes Freiburg Midfielder
15 Blerim Dzemaili Napoli Midfielder
16 Xherdan Shaqiri FC Bayern Munich Midfielder
17 Granit Xhaka Borussia Monchengladbach Midfielder
18 Valentin Stocker FC Basel Midfielder
19 Valon Behrami Napoli Forward
20 Eren Derdiyok Bayer Leverkusen Forward
21 Admir Mehmedi Freiburg Forward
22 Innocent Emeghara Livorno Forward
23 Mario Gavranovic FC Zurich Forward

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