Yakin’s surprise: no surprise!
Murat Yakin is a poker player who loves nothing more than bluffing. The surprise of his composition against Cameroon? It does not contain any – and it already is. The only real uncertainty – Vargas or Okafor on the left wing? – was lifted in favor of the first city, considered by the coach to be better defensively.
This is important because it will allow(it) Murat Yakin to evolve his 4-3-3 to a 3-5-2 if the situation requires it. So Rodriguez, Elvedi and Rodriguez would remain in defense, Widmer would move up to occupy the right flank while Vargas would fall back to the left flank, with a Shaqiri moving back into the middle. Music for the future: it is with a 4-man defense that the Nati will start their first part of the 2022 World Cup.
Swiss team: Sommer; Widmer, Elvedi, Akanji, Rodriguez; Sow, Xhaka, Freuler; Shaqiri, Embolo, Vargas.