Switzerland

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World Cup 2014 Switzerland National Team

  • FIFA country code: SUI
  • FIFA member since: 1904
  • Confederation: UEFA
  • Confederation member since: 1954
  • Association: FR: Association Suisse de Football, IT: Associazione Svizzera di Football, DE: Schweizerischer Fussballverband (ASF-SFV)
  • In English: Swiss Football Association
  • Association founded: 1895
  • Most caps: Heinz Hermann (118)
  • Top scorer: Alexander Frei (42)
  • 1st World Cup win: 3-2 Netherlands in Italy ’34
  • 1st World Cup goal scorer: Leopold Kielholz (1934)
  • World Cup top scorer: Josef Hügi (6)
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World Cup 2014 Switzerland National Team

World Cup 2014 Switzerland Schedule Group E

MatchDateTimeCityCountryResultsCountry
915/0613:00Brasilia
World Cup Brazil 2014 Switzerland teamSwitzerland2-1EcuadorWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Ecuador team
1015/0616:00Porto AlegreWorld Cup Brazil 2014 France teamFrance3-0HondurasWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Honduras team
2520/0616:00SalvadorWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Switzerland teamSwitzerland2-5FranceWorld Cup Brazil 2014 France team
2620/0619:00Curitiba
World Cup Brazil 2014 Honduras teamHonduras1-2EcuadorWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Ecuador team
4125/0616:00ManausWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Honduras teamHonduras0-3SwitzerlandWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Switzerland team
4225/0617:00Rio De JaneiroWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Ecuador teamEcuador0-0FranceWorld Cup Brazil 2014 France team

Switzerland is the 12th country to have qualified for the World Cup Brazil on the 11th of October 2013. The decisive match was against Albania which was won with a 1-2 score. Xherdan Shaqiri and Michael Lang scored the goals for Switzerland. In a relatively easy qualification group, the World Cup 2014 Switzerland national team managed to be the only country to lose 0 matches. The other countries lost at least 3 matches, making Switzerland reaching the first position easily in group E.

 TeamMPWDLGFGAPts
World Cup Brazil 2014 France teamFrance3210827
World Cup Brazil 2014 Switzerland teamSwitzerland3201766
World Cup Brazil 2014 Ecuador teamEcuador3111334
World Cup Brazil 2014 Honduras teamHonduras3003180

World Cup 2014 Switzerland Players

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The 23 players who have been selected for the World Cup 2014 Switzerland national team are:

GoalkeepersDefendersMidfieldersForwards
Diego Benaglio
Yann Sommer
Roman Bürki
Stephan Lichtsteiner
Philippe Senderos
Johan Djourou
Steve von Bergen
Reto Ziegler
Ricardo Rodríguez
Fabian Schär
Michael Lang
Tranquillo Barnetta
Gökhan Inler
Valon Behrami
Gelson Fernandes
Blerim Džemaili
Xherdan Shaqiri
Valentin Stocker

Admir Mehmedi
Mario Gavranović
Haris Seferović
Granit Xhaka
Josip Drmić
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Head Coach: Ottmar Hitzfeld (German)
Captain: Gökhan Inler

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Switzerland World Cup History

How Many World Cups Played: 9

YearRoundPositionGPWDLGSGA
1934Quarter-Finals7210155
1938Quarter-Finals7311155
1950Group Stage6311146
1954Quarter-Finals842021111
1962Group Stage16300328
1966Group Stage16300319
1994Round of 1616411257
2006Round of 1610422040
2010Group Stage19311111
Best/TotalQuarter-Finals62996143852

GP=Games played, W=Wins, D=Draws, L=Losses, GS=Goals scored, GA=Goals against

Best Performance

1954 – Quarter-Final: Switzerland reached the Quarter-Finals with having played 4 matches in total. But the 2006 World Cup deserves to be mentioned here. In that tournament Switzerland got eliminated in the Round of 16 without without having lost any match. The penalty shootout had to decide the winner in the Round of 16 match.

Worst Performance

1966 – Group stage: Although Switzerland lost all group matches, only 1 goal was scored which was against Spain. 9 goals in total were scored against Switzerland in the group stage.

Did You Know Switzerland:

  • Has the following nicknames: Schweizer Nati (German), La Nati (French) and Squadra nazionale (Italian)
  • The team’s logo ASF-SFV represents the Swiss Football Association’s initials in the Italian, French and German language
  • Is rivals with Germany, France and Italy
  • Striker Leopold Kielholz who was shortsighted, wore glasses with safety glass on the field but was able to score 3 goals in the 1934 World Cup
  • Defender Max Weiler and his brother Walter Weiler played together in the 1934 World Cup
  • Switzerland used a unique system, the verrou or Swiss bolt (early forerunner of the catenaccio system) in the 1938 World Cup, which is invented by Swiss coach Karl Rappan. This consists of 5 players in defense where 1 of them is used as a “security bolt” supporting the other 3 players
  • Played against Germany in 1938 for the first time in World Cup history
  • Striker Alfred Bickel is together with Swedish Erik Nilsson the only player to have played in a World Cup before (1938) and after (1950) World War II
  • Won a memorable match against Austria (7-5) in the 1954 World Cup where the highest amount of goals have been scored in a World Cup match: 12 goals
  • Played against Italy in 1954 for the first time in World Cup history
  • Only participated 28 years later in a World Cup (1994) after the 1966 World Cup
  • Became the first country in World Cup history to become eliminated after 0 goals were scored against them in regular time (penalty shootout caused the elimination in Germany 2006)
  • Right back Philipp Degen and his twin brother David Degen played together in the 2006 World Cup
  • Played against France in 2006 for the first time in World Cup history
  • Scored 0 penalties in the penalty shootout in the 2006 World Cup match Round of 16 match against Ukraine, which was the first and last time so far in World Cup history this has happened
  • Goalkeeper Pascal Zuberbühler kept goal throughout every minute of Switzerland’s 4 matches, 0 goals have been conceded: a record
  • Took a record time of 559 minutes before a team scored a goal against Switzerland in a World cup, which occurred in the 2010 World cup group match against Chile
  • Is a seed country in the 2014 World Cup, meaning Switzerland has been kept apart from other seed (top) countries which are placed in different groups
  • Will be based in Porto Seguro, Bahia during the 2014 World Cup

World Cup Awards

WhenWhatWho
1934Bronze Boot (3 goals)Leopold Kielholz
1954Silver Boot (6 goals)Josef Hügi
1954Bronze Boot (4 goals)Robert Ballaman

Curious which place FIFA gave Switzerland in their official ranking? Find out now! Or do you want to know more about the World Cups Switzerland has played? Increase your World Cup history knowledge now!

Switzerland in Action

Switzerland Defeats Italy With 4-1 in play-off – 1954 World Cup

Switzerland Defeats Romania With 1-4 – 1994 World Cup

Switzerland Defeats Togo With 0-2 – 2006 World Cup

Switzerland Defeats South Korea With 2-0 – 2006 World Cup

Switzerland Loses Memorable Round of 16 Match Against Ukraine – 2006 World Cup

Switzerland Defeats Spain With 0-1 – 2010 World Cup

Switzerland Qualified For World Cup Brazil

Switzerland: 2014 World Cup Profile

2014 World Cup Team Profile: SWITZERLAND

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