World Cup 2022: Switzerland – Official squad for the World Cup 2022: players, shirt numbers, coaches and supervisors

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:

position Surname association shirt number
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 Haris Seferovic Galatasaray 9
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.

date Time (CET) encounter location
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)

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