With the 2022 World Cup in Qatar fast approaching, it’s high time to take a look at the squad for Switzerland’s national team. Which players, coaches and supervisors will fly with you? SPOX provides answers!
This year marks Switzerland’s twelfth participation in a World Cup finals. In their most recent appearance in 2018, the national team made it through to the round of 16 after beating Serbia 1-2 and drawing twice against Brazil (1-1) and Costa Rica (2-2) behind the Seleção in second place in the group.
There, however, it was over against Sweden. Leipzig’s Emil Forsberg put the Scandinavians ahead in the 66th minute, the Swiss couldn’t find their way back into the game in front of 64,042 fans in Saint Petersburg.
This year, the Swiss selection wants to do better and reach a World Cup quarterfinals for the first time since 1954. You can find out which team will be sent to Qatar here.
Switzerland – Official squad for the 2022 World Cup: players, shirt numbers
Captain Granit Xhaka is again leading the team at this year’s tournament. The 30-year-old veteran is already at a World Cup for the third time and with eight appearances to date is expected to overtake the current Swiss record players Stephan Lichtsteiner and Valon Behrami, who each have ten appearances at a World Cup.
There are seven Bundesliga clubs in the squad: Gregor Kobel (Borussia Dortmund), Yann Sommer (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Nico Elvedi (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Silvan Widmer (Mainz 05), Edimilson Fernandes (Mainz 05), Djibril Sow (Eintracht Frankfurt) and Ruben Vargas (FC Augsburg).
Here you can see Switzerland’s 26-man squad for the 2022 World Cup:
|Goal||Gregory Kobel||Borussia Dortmund||21|
|Goal||Philip Koehn||RB Salzburg||24|
|Goal||Jonas Omlin||Montpellier HSC||12|
|Goal||Yan Summers||Bor. Moenchengladbach||1|
|defense||Manuel Akanji||Manchester City||5|
|defense||Eray Comert||Valencia CF||18|
|defense||Nico Elvedi||Bor. Moenchengladbach||4|
|defense||Ricardo Rodriguez||FC Torino||13|
|defense||Fabian Schär||Newcastle United||22|
|defense||Sylvan Widmer||1.FSV Mainz 05||3|
|midfield||Michel Aebischer||Bologna F.C||14|
|midfield||Edimilson Fernandes||1.FSV Mainz 05||2|
|midfield||Fabian Frei||FC Basel||20|
|midfield||Remo Freuler||Nottingham Forest||8th|
|midfield||Ardon Jashari||FC Lucerne||26|
|midfield||Fabian Rieder||BSC Young Boys||25|
|midfield||Xherdan Shaqiri||Chicago Fire||23|
|midfield||Djibril Sov||Eintracht Frankfurt||15|
|midfield||Renato Steffen||FC Lugano||11|
|midfield||Xhaka granite||Arsenal FC||10|
|midfield||Denis Zakaria||Chelsea F.C||6|
|Storm||Breel Embolo||AS Monaco||7|
|Storm||Christian Fassnacht||BSC Young Boys||16|
|Storm||Noah Okafor||RB Salzburg||19|
|Storm||Reuben Vargas||FC Augsburg||17|
Switzerland – Official squad for the 2022 World Cup: coaches and supervisors
Head coach Murat Yakin has been on the sidelines of the Swiss national team for a good year, taking over from Vladimir Petkovic in August 2021. Since the move, the team has been unbeaten in competitive games, and Switzerland finished qualifying for Qatar in first place ahead of European champions Italy. The former Swiss national player has already extended his contract until after the 2024 European Championship.
Three assistant coaches mainly support Yakin: assistant Vincent Cavin, goalkeeping coach Patrick Foletti and fitness coach Oliver Riedwyl. The support staff is even more comprehensive, in total there is a team manager, two media officers, a chef, a video analyst and three materials managers. three physiotherapists, a doctor, a masseur, a performance physiologist, an osteopath and a cameraman.
Switzerland at the 2022 World Cup: games in the preliminary round
Murat Yakin’s team already saw two opponents of Switzerland in Group G in 2018: Brazil and Serbia. Cameroon is also involved.
|Thursday, November 24th||11 clock||Switzerland – Cameroon||Al Wakrah (Al Janoub Stadium)|
|Monday, 11/28||17 o’clock||Brazil – Switzerland||Doha (Stadium 974)|
|Friday, 02.12.||8 p.m||Serbia – Switzerland||Doha (Stadium 974)|