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Switzerland national football team

The Switzerland national football team (German: Schweizer Fußballnationalmannschaft, French: Équipe de Suisse de football, Italian: Nazionale di calcio della Svizzera, Romansh: Squadra naziunala da ballape da la Svizra) is the national football team of Switzerland. The team is controlled by the Swiss Football Association.

Switzerland
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)A-Team
Nati (National Team)
Rossocrociati (Red Crosses)
AssociationSwiss Football Association
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachVladimir Petković
CaptainGranit Xhaka
Most capsHeinz Hermann (118)[1]
Top scorerAlexander Frei (42)
Home stadiumStade de Suisse
FIFA codeSUI
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 11 Steady (19 September 2019)[2]
Highest3 (August 1993)
Lowest83 (December 1998)
Elo ranking
Current 14 Steady (10 October 2019)[3]
Highest8 (June 2018)
Lowest62 (October 1979)
First international
 France 1–0 Switzerland  
(Paris, France; 12 February 1905)
Biggest win
  Switzerland 9–0 Lithuania 
(Paris, France; 25 May 1924)
Biggest defeat
  Switzerland 0–9 England 
(Basel, Switzerland; 20 May 1909)
 Hungary 9–0 Switzerland  
(Budapest, Hungary; 29 October 1911)
World Cup
Appearances11 (first in 1934)
Best resultQuarter-finals (7th place) (1934, 1938, 1954)
European Championship
Appearances4 (first in 1996)
Best resultRound of 16 (11th place) (2016)
UEFA Nations League Finals
Appearances1 (first in 2019)
Best resultFourth place (2019)

Switzerland's best ever performance at the FIFA World Cup are three quarter-final appearances, in 1934, 1938 and 1954. They hosted the competition in 1954, where they played with Austria in the quarter-final match, losing 7–5, which today still stands as the highest scoring ever World Cup match.[4] At the 2006 FIFA World Cup, Switzerland set a FIFA World Cup record by being eliminated from the tournament despite not conceding a single goal, being eliminated by Ukraine in a penalty shootout in the round of sixteen; failing to score a single penalty, thus becoming the first nation to do so.[5] They didn't concede a goal until a match against Chile at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, conceding in the 75th minute; setting a World Cup finals record for consecutive minutes without conceding a goal.[6]

Switzerland and Austria were the co-hosts of UEFA Euro 2008, where the Swiss made their third appearance in the competition, but failed for a third time to progress from the group stage.[7][8]

Overall, Switzerland's best ever result at an official football competition was the silver medal they earned in 1924, after losing to Uruguay 3–0 in the final of the 1924 Olympic Games.[9]

HistoryEdit

1924–1966: Early years, host nationEdit

 
The Uruguay v. Switzerland line-up in the Gold medal match at the 1924 Summer Olympics, held in Paris.
Olympic medal record
Olympic Games
  1924 Paris Team

At the 1924 Paris Olympic Games, Switzerland finished with a silver medal after losing to Uruguay in the final, losing 3–0.[10] The team's debut appearance at the World Cup was in 1934; where they reached the quarter-finals after beating the Netherlands 3–2 in the round of sixteen before getting knocked out by Czechoslovakia.[11][12] Switzerland once again reached the quarter-finals in 1938; after beating Germany in the round of sixteen, winning 4–2 after a replay but were knocked out by Hungary, losing 2–0.[13][14][15] At the 1950 World Cup, Switzerland were drawn in a group with Brazil, Yugoslavia and Mexico, where they lost 4–0 to Yugoslavia in the opening match, drew 2–2 with Brazil in their second match and beating Mexico 2–1 in their final group mach, and finished third in their group.[16] On 22 July 1946, Switzerland was awarded the right to host the 1954 FIFA World Cup unopposed, in Luxembourg City.[17] At the World Cup, Switzerland finished second in their group behind England; beating Italy and losing to England,[18] but qualified for the quarter-finals after beating Italy in a group play-off.[19] They were knocked out of the tournament after losing 7–5 to Austria.[20] At the 1962 World Cup, Switzerland finished bottom of the group, losing all three games, losing 3–1 to Chile, 2–1 to West Germany and 3–0 to Italy.[21] A similar results came at the 1966 World Cup, where Switzerland again finished bottom of the group and lost all three games, losing 5–0 to West Germany, 2–1 to Spain and 2–0 to Argentina.[22]

1992–1996: "Roy Hodgson" eraEdit

In 1992, Switzerland appointed English manager Roy Hodgson as head coach of the national team; and at the time of his appointment, the Swiss had not qualified for any major tournament since 1966.[23] Under his guidance, Switzerland rose to 3rd in the FIFA World Ranking in August 1993, which still remains their highest FIFA ranking to this day.[24] Hodgson lead Switzerland to the 1994 FIFA World Cup, losing just one game during qualifying, in a group that included Italy, and much fancied Portugal and Scotland.[25] The Swiss won their home tie with Italy, and in the away game, took a 2–0 lead before being pegged back to a 2–2 draw, and also took four points from Scotland, winning 3–1 at home and drawing 1–1 away.[26][27][28] Against the Portuguese, Switzerland drew 1–1 at home and lost 1–0 in the away fixture in Porto, their only defeat of the qualifying campaign.[29][30] Their opening match against the United States, on 18 June 1994, was played indoors; in the Pontiac Silverdome, and the two teams drew 1–1 in the opening match of the 1994 FIFA World Cup.[31] In the next match, they won 4–1 over Romania, and in their final game against Colombia, lost 2–0.[32][33] Nevertheless, Switzerland still qualified from the group, but were knocked out by Spain, losing 3–0.[34]

2000–2008: "Köbi Kuhn" eraEdit

Switzerland failed to qualify for the 1998 FIFA World Cup, hosted in France, as they finished 4th in their qualifying group, winning three games; 3–2 against Finland, 1–0 against Hungary and 5–0 against Azerbaijan, drawing one game against Hungary (1–1), and losing three games; 1–0 against Azerbaijan and losing both games against Norway, losing 1–0 at home and 5–0 away.[35]

At UEFA Euro 1996, Switzerland once again easily qualified for the tournament finals hosted in England, as they topped their qualifying group, losing just once; which was a 1–2 defeat to Turkey.[36][37] They were drawn in Group A, but their tournament was disappointing overall; as they finished bottom of the group.[38] Their opening match was against hosts England, and the two sides drew 1–1.[39] In their second match, they lost 2–0 to the Netherlands, and in their final group game, lost 1–0 to Scotland.[40][41] In qualifying for UEFA Euro 2004, Switzerland finished top of a group that featured Russia, the Republic of Ireland, Albania and Georgia.[42] The Swiss finished with 21 points and qualified for the finals in Portugal; where they were drawn in Group B with defending champions France, England and Croatia. They began the tournament with 0–0 draw with Croatia before succumbing to a 3–0 defeat to England in the next match.[43][44] They lost their final match against France; losing 3–1 and finishing bottom of the group.[45][46] Their only goal of the entire tournament was scored by Johan Vonlanthen, who became the youngest ever goalscorer at the Euros when he scored the equalizing goal against France; surpassing the previous record set only four days earlier by Wayne Rooney by three months.[47]

Switzerland, along with Austria, were chosen as co-hosts of UEFA Euro 2008.[48] Switzerland were drawn in Group A with Portugal, Turkey and the Czech Republic.[49] Their opening match was a 1–0 loss to the Czech Republic, followed by a 1–2 defeat to Turkey.[50][51] Their third match was against Portugal, with Switzerland winning 2–0 to ensure that Portugal would top their group with a defeat.[52]

2008–2014: "Hitzfeld" eraEdit

In their first match at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the team defeated eventual champions Spain 1–0 with a goal by Gelson Fernandes, but they were still eliminated in the group stage.[53] In the second match, a goal scored by Mark González in the 75th minute of the game against Chile ended a 559-minute streak without conceding a goal in World Cup matches, beating the record previously held by Italy by nine minutes.[54][55][56] Switzerland did not advance further than the group after a 0–0 draw with Honduras in the third and final group match.[57]

 
The Switzerland national team line-up before a friendly match against Argentina, 29th February 2012. Switzerland lost 1–3.[58]

Switzerland did not qualify for UEFA Euro 2012; missing out on the tournament for the first time in a decade, as they finished third in the qualifying group, a group featuring England, Montenegro, Wales and Bulgaria.[59] Switzerland's initial start in qualifying was overall poor; losing 1–3 to England in the first game played, in which Xherdan Shaqiri scored his first goal for the national team, followed by a 1–0 defeat to Montenegro.[60][61] Switzerland then recorded a 4–1 win over Wales before consecutive draws against Bulgaria (0–0) and England (2–2).[62][63][64] Switzerland's hopes of qualifying were restored with a 3–1 win over Bulgaria, with a hat-trick from Xherdan Shaqiri.[65] However, following a 2–0 loss to Wales (in which Reto Ziegler earned a red card) and Montenegro's surprising last-minute equalizer against England in a 2–2 draw, Switzerland's hopes of qualifying were mathematically made impossible.[66][67] In the final game, Switzerland earned redemption against Montenegro as they came out with a 2–0 win.[68] Switzerland's top goalscorer during the qualifying period was Xherdan Shaqiri, with 4 goals.[69]

At the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, Switzerland were drawn to play France, Honduras and Ecuador in the group stage.[70] They advanced to the round of sixteen with a 3–0 win over Honduras, with a hat-trick from Xherdan Shaqiri. In the knockout match against Argentina, they lost 1–0, conceding to Ángel Di María in the 118th minute.[71][72]

2016–present: Recent historyEdit

At Euro 2016, Switzerland were selected to play in Group A of the tournament; alongside hosts France, Albania and Romania.[73] In the first game, Switzerland won 1–0 over Albania, with the only goal being scored by Fabian Schär in the 5th minute of the game.[74] The next match was a 1–1 draw with Romania, with Switzerland initially conceding from a penalty but equalizing in the second half following a goal from Admir Mehmedi.[75] The final group game was against France, drawing 0–0. However, the game spread notoriety for several Swiss players' jerseys being ripped during challenges with the French players, and also for the ball bursting during a challenge between Antoine Griezmann and Valon Behrami when they both converged on the ball, with the game also attracting attention for its poor surface, which was criticized by both coaches and players of the two teams; after the game, Switzerland's kit manufacturer had blamed "faulty material" for the incidents regarding the jerseys being ripped.[76][77][78][79] Switzerland, due to the draw, finished second in the group to set up a tie against Poland in the round of sixteen; initially the Swiss conceded but managed to find a late equalizer from Xherdan Shaqiri, who scored a bicycle-kick to send the game into extra-time, but the Swiss were knocked out as Granit Xhaka had missed the second penalty during the penalty shootout, as all other players managed to convert their penalties, with Poland winning 5–4 on penalties to go through and knock out the Swiss.[80][81][82] In qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Switzerland were drawn with Portugal, Hungary, Faroe Islands, Latvia and Andorra.[83] The Swiss began their qualifying group with a shock 2–0 win over European champions Portugal, who had won the tournament less than two months prior to playing with them on 6 September.[84] Afterwards, they beat Hungary 2–3, Andorra 2–1, Faroe Islands 2–0, Latvia 1–0 in the first five games, leading the group on maximum points.[85][86][87][88] In the reverse fixtures, they beat Faroe Islands 2–0, Andorra 3–0, Latvia 3–0 and Hungary 5–2,[89][90][91][92] before facing Portugal in the final group game, where they lost 2–0,[93] meaning they would have to play in the play-offs; where they were ranked as the best second-placed team,[83][94] and were drawn to play Northern Ireland. In the first leg, played on 9 November, they won 1–0 through a controversial penalty scored by Ricardo Rodríguez, and three days later played in the second leg, drawing 0–0 and advancing to the World Cup finals in Russia with a 1–0 aggregate win.[95][96][97] Before the World Cup, Switzerland were ranked 6th in the world ranking, even ranking higher than eventual World Cup winners France.[98]

 
The Switzerland national team line-up before the game against Sweden, on 3 July 2018, in Saint Petersburg.[99]

At the World Cup, Switzerland were drawn to play Brazil, Serbia and Costa Rica in Group E.[100] They began their campaign with a 1–1 draw with Brazil,[101] before beating Serbia 2–1 through a late winning goal from Xherdan Shaqiri.[102] The game with Serbia sparked controversy for the celebrations performed by goalscorers Xherdan Shaqiri and Granit Xhaka (both ethnic Albanians), along with Stephan Lichtsteiner as the trio performed a celebration where they crossed their hands to depict a double-headed eagle, the official emblem of Albania, considered by many as an Albanian nationalist symbol, however, they were not banned by FIFA for this.[103][104][105][106] Their final group game was with Costa Rica; which they drew 2–2, with Blerim Džemaili and Josip Drmić scoring; thus finishing second in the group.[107] They were drawn to play Sweden in the round of sixteen; a fixture they lost 1–0, getting knocked out of the tournament.[108]

On 23 January 2018, Switzerland were selected to play in the inaugural edition of the UEFA Nations League; a tournament contested by all UEFA member's national teams, being drawn to play in League A, in Group 2, against Belgium and Iceland.[109][110]

Competitive recordEdit

Switzerland is yet to win a major international trophy, and the best result they have achieved thus far is the quarter-finals of the World Cup on three separate occasions, in 1934, 1938 and 1954, and they earned a silver medal at the 1924 Olympic Games, held in Paris, where they lost 3–0 to Uruguay in the final.[111] The Swiss youth teams have been more successful; as the U-17 squad won the 2002 UEFA U-17 Euro and the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup, while the U-21 squad qualified for the semi-finals of the 2002 UEFA U-21 Euro, and were finalists of the 2011 UEFA U-21 Euro.[112][113][114][115]

World Cup recordEdit

Switzerland's record at FIFA World Cups.[116]

FIFA World Cup record Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
  1930 Did not enter Invited
  1934 Quarter-finals 7th 2 1 0 1 5 5 2 0 2 0 4 4
  1938 7th 3 1 1 1 5 5 1 1 0 0 2 1
  1950 Group stage 6th 3 1 1 1 4 6 2 2 0 0 8 4
  1954 Quarter-finals 8th 4 2 0 2 11 11 Qualified as hosts
  1958 Did not qualify 4 0 1 3 6 11
  1962 Group stage 16th 3 0 0 3 2 8 5 4 0 1 11 10
  1966 16th 3 0 0 3 1 9 6 4 1 1 7 3
  1970 Did not qualify 6 2 1 3 5 8
  1974 6 2 2 2 2 4
  1978 4 1 0 3 3 5
  1982 8 2 3 3 9 12
  1986 8 2 4 2 5 10
  1990 8 2 1 5 10 14
  1994 Round of 16 16th 4 1 1 2 5 7 10 6 3 1 23 6
  1998 Did not qualify 8 3 1 4 11 12
    2002 10 4 2 4 18 12
  2006 Round of 16 10th 4 2 2 0 4 0 12 5 6 1 22 11
  2010 Group stage 19th 3 1 1 1 1 1 10 6 3 1 18 8
  2014 Round of 16 11th 4 2 0 2 7 7 10 7 3 0 17 6
  2018 14th 4 1 2 1 5 5 12 10 1 1 24 7
  2022 To be determined To be determined
      2026
Total Quarter-finals 11/23 37 12 8 17 50 64 132 63 34 35 205 148

European Championship recordEdit

UEFA European Championship record Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
  1960 Did not enter Did not enter
  1964 Did not qualify 2 0 1 1 2 4
  1968 6 2 1 3 17 13
  1972 6 4 1 1 12 5
  1976 6 1 1 4 5 10
  1980 8 2 0 6 7 18
  1984 6 2 2 2 7 9
  1988 8 1 5 2 9 9
  1992 8 4 2 2 19 7
  1996 Group stage 13th 3 0 1 2 1 4 8 5 2 1 15 7
    2000 Did not qualify 8 4 2 2 9 5
  2004 Group stage 15th 3 0 1 2 1 6 8 4 3 1 15 11
    2008 Group stage 11th 3 1 0 2 3 3 Qualified as hosts
    2012 Did not qualify 8 3 2 3 12 10
  2016 Round of 16 11th 4 1 3 0 3 2 10 7 0 3 24 8
  2020 To be determined 1 1 0 0 2 0
  2024
Total Round of 16 4/17 13 2 5 6 8 15 93 40 22 31 155 116

UEFA Nations League recordEdit

UEFA Championship record
Year** Division Round Pos Pld W D* L GF GA
  2018–19 A Fourth place 4th 6 3 1 2 15 8
2020–21 A To be determined
Total 1/1 6 3 1 2 15 8
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
**Group stage played home and away. Flag shown represents host nation for the finals stage.

FIFA Confederations Cup recordEdit

Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA
  1992 Did not enter
  1995 Did not qualify
  1997
  1999
    2001
  2003
  2005
  2009
  2013
  2017
Total 0/10

Previous squadsEdit

Team imageEdit

KitEdit

 
The Switzerland jersey between 2006–2007
 
Switzerland jersey between 2008 and 2009

The Switzerland national team's traditional home kit is red shirts, white shorts and red socks, with the away kit being reverse with white shirts, red shorts and white socks, although the colours of the shorts and socks are interchangeable if there is a minor clash. Switzerland, ever since being established in 1895, have always had the same colour code, as tradition and homage to the national colours which are derived from the Swiss flag. The current kit manufacturer is Puma, who have made their kits since 1998.

Kit sponsorshipEdit

Kit supplier Duration
  Adidas 1976–1989
  Blacky 1990–1992
  Lotto 1992–1998
  Puma 1998–

Coaching staffEdit

Position Name
Head Coach     Vladimir Petković
Assistant Coach   Antonio Manicone
Goalkeeping Coach   Patrick Foletti
Goalkeeping Coach   Swen König
Fitness Coach   Oliver Riedwyl

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The following players were called up for UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying games against Denmark and Republic of Ireland on 12 October and 15 October 2019.
Caps and goals updated on 8 September 2019 after the match against Gibraltar.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Yann Sommer (1988-12-17) 17 December 1988 (age 30) 49 0   Borussia Mönchengladbach
12 1GK Yvon Mvogo (1994-06-06) 6 June 1994 (age 25) 2 0   RB Leipzig
21 1GK Jonas Omlin (1994-01-10) 10 January 1994 (age 25) 0 0   Basel

3 2DF Stephan Lichtsteiner (1984-01-16) 16 January 1984 (age 35) 105 8   Augsburg
13 2DF Ricardo Rodríguez (1992-08-25) 25 August 1992 (age 27) 67 8   Milan
22 2DF Fabian Schär (1991-12-20) 20 December 1991 (age 27) 52 8   Newcastle United
6 2DF Michael Lang (1991-02-08) 8 February 1991 (age 28) 30 3   Werder Bremen
5 2DF Manuel Akanji (1995-07-19) 19 July 1995 (age 24) 18 0   Borussia Dortmund
4 2DF Nico Elvedi (1996-09-30) 30 September 1996 (age 23) 13 1   Borussia Mönchengladbach
2 2DF Kevin Mbabu (1995-04-19) 19 April 1995 (age 24) 7 0   VfL Wolfsburg
23 2DF Loris Benito (1992-01-07) 7 January 1992 (age 27) 4 0   Bordeaux
15 2DF Eray Cömert (1998-02-04) 4 February 1998 (age 21) 0 0   Basel

10 3MF Granit Xhaka (captain) (1992-09-27) 27 September 1992 (age 27) 78 11   Arsenal
17 3MF Denis Zakaria (1996-11-20) 20 November 1996 (age 22) 24 3   Borussia Mönchengladbach
8 3MF Remo Freuler (1992-04-15) 15 April 1992 (age 27) 19 1   Atalanta
20 3MF Edimilson Fernandes (1996-04-15) 15 April 1996 (age 23) 12 0   Mainz 05
11 3MF Renato Steffen (1991-11-03) 3 November 1991 (age 27) 8 0   VfL Wolfsburg
16 3MF Djibril Sow (1997-02-06) 6 February 1997 (age 22) 4 0   Eintracht Frankfurt

18 4FW Admir Mehmedi (1991-03-16) 16 March 1991 (age 28) 63 9   VfL Wolfsburg
9 4FW Haris Seferović (1992-02-22) 22 February 1992 (age 27) 62 17   Benfica
19 4FW Josip Drmić (1992-08-08) 8 August 1992 (age 27) 34 10   Norwich City
7 4FW Breel Embolo (1997-02-14) 14 February 1997 (age 22) 34 4   Borussia Mönchengladbach
14 4FW Mario Gavranović (1989-11-24) 24 November 1989 (age 29) 22 7   Dinamo Zagreb

Recent call-upsEdit

The following players have been called up for the team in the last 12 months and are still available for a call up.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Roman Bürki (1990-11-14) 14 November 1990 (age 28) 9 0   Borussia Dortmund v.   Qatar, 14 November 2018 INJ
GK David von Ballmoos (1994-12-30) 30 December 1994 (age 24) 0 0   Young Boys v.   Iceland, 15 October 2018

DF François Moubandje (1990-06-21) 21 June 1990 (age 29) 21 0   Dinamo Zagreb v.   Gibraltar, 8 September 2019
DF Silvan Widmer (1993-03-05) 5 March 1993 (age 26) 9 0   Basel v.   Gibraltar, 8 September 2019
DF Timm Klose (1988-05-09) 9 May 1988 (age 31) 17 0   Norwich City v.   Denmark, 26 March 2019
DF Léo Lacroix (1992-02-27) 27 February 1992 (age 27) 1 0   Saint-Étienne v.   Qatar, 14 November 2018

MF Christian Fassnacht (1993-11-11) 11 November 1993 (age 25) 3 0   Young Boys v.   Gibraltar, 8 September 2019
MF Ruben Vargas (1998-08-05) 5 August 1998 (age 21) 1 0   Augsburg v.   Gibraltar, 8 September 2019
MF Xherdan Shaqiri (1991-10-10) 10 October 1991 (age 28) 82 22   Liverpool v.   England, 9 June 2019
MF Steven Zuber (1991-08-17) 17 August 1991 (age 28) 25 6   Hoffenheim v.   England, 9 June 2019

FW Albian Ajeti (1997-02-26) 26 February 1997 (age 22) 9 1   West Ham United v.   Gibraltar, 8 September 2019
FW Noah Okafor (2000-05-24) 24 May 2000 (age 19) 1 0   Basel v.   England, 9 June 2019
FW Dimitri Oberlin (1997-09-27) 27 September 1997 (age 22) 1 0   Zulte Waregem v.   Belgium, 18 November 2018

INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury.
RET Retired from international football.
PRE Preliminary squad.

Most appearances and goalsEdit

Most number of appearances and goals for the Swiss national team. Players in bold are still playing for the national team. Last updated after the match against Portugal, 5 June 2019.[117]

ManagersEdit

 
Vladimir Petković is the current manager, taking the role in 2014.
Nat Name Record
Period G W D L %
    Vladimir Petković 01.08.2014 – present 42 26 7 9 061.90
    Ottmar Hitzfeld 01.07.2008 – 01.07.2014 61 30 18 13 049.18
  Jakob "Köbi" Kuhn 11.09.2001 – 30.06.2008 70 30 16 24 042.86
  Enzo Trossero 14.07.2000 – 08.06.2001 8 3 3 2 037.50
  Hans-Peter Zaugg 19.02.2000 – 26.04.2000 0 0 0 0 !
    Gilbert Gress 01.07.1998 – 31.12.1999 12 4 3 5 033.33
    Rolf Fringer 15.08.1996 – 14.10.1997 9 3 1 5 033.33
  Artur Jorge 13.03.1996 – 18.06.1996 4 0 1 3 000.00
  Roy Hodgson 01.07.1992 – 30.06.1996 22 9 5 8 040.91
  Uli Stielike 01.07.1989 – 31.12.1991 17 7 4 6 041.18
    Daniel Jeandupeux 12.03.1986 – 26.04.1989 21 5 8 8 023.81
  Paul Wolfisberg 01.01.1981 – 31.12.1985
20.06.1989 – 22.06.1989
33 11 12 10 033.33
  Leo Walker 05.05.1979 – 21.12.1980 12 3 0 9 025.00
  Roger Vonlanthen 28.02.1977 – 28.03.1979 9 1 0 8 011.11
  Miroslav Blažević 22.09.1976 – 09.10.1976 2 0 0 2 000.00
  Bruno Michaud 26.04.1972 – 09.05.1973 3 0 2 1 000.00
  Louis Maurer 01.07.1970 – 30.06.1972 8 4 2 2 050.00
  René Hüssy 22.04.1970 – 03.05.1970
22.06.1973 – 08.09.1976
25 4 3 18 016.00
  Erwin Ballabio 14.02.1968 – 03.11.1969 4 2 1 1 050.00
  Alfredo Foni 01.07.1964 – 05.01.1967
01.10.1967 – 23.12.1967
15 4 2 9 026.67
    Jiri Sobotka 15.04.1964 – 10.05.1964 3 1 0 2 033.33
  Willibald Hahn 20.09.1958 – 25.10.1959 2 0 0 2 000.00
  Jacques Spagnoli 01.05.1955 – 26.05.1958 8 1 2 5 012.50
  Hans Rüegsegger 19.09.1954 – 10.10.1954 1 0 0 1 000.00
  Franco Andreoli 19.03.1950 – 22.11.1950 6 2 2 2 033.33
  Karl Rappan 19.09.1937 – 12.06.1938
01.02.1942 – 02.10.1949
01.07.1953 – 30.06.1954
27.03.1960 – 11.11.1963
36 10 5 21 027.78
  Schweizer Auswahlkomitee 14.12.1924 – 25.03.1934
14.10.1934 – 17.05.1937
18.09.1938 – 01.01.1941
15.10.1950 – 20.09.1952
45 9 8 28 020.00
  Jimmy Hogan 1924 – 1924 2 1 0 1 050.00
  Francois Dégerine 1905 – 1910 3 1 0 2 033.33

All-time head-to-head recordEdit

As of 8 September 2019

  Positive Record   Neutral Record   Negative Record

  1. ^ Includes matches against   Czechoslovakia.
  2. ^ Includes matches against   West Germany.
  3. ^ Includes matches against   Irish Free State.
  4. ^ Includes matches against   Soviet Union.
  5. ^ Includes matches against   Yugoslavia and   Serbia and Montenegro.

National team resultsEdit

Recent results and future matches.[118] Blue background colour indicates competitive matches.

Date Competition Opponent Venue Score Swiss scorers (International goal) Ref
17 June 2018 WC2018   Brazil   Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don 1–1 Zuber (4th)
22 June 2018 WC2018   Serbia   Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad 2–1 Xhaka (10th), Shaqiri (21st)
27 June 2018 WC2018   Costa Rica   Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod 2–2 Džemaili (10th), Drmić (10th)
3 July 2018 WC2018   Sweden   Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg 0–1
8 September 2018 NL2018–19   Iceland   Kybunpark, St. Gallen 6–0 Zuber (5th), Zakaria (1st), Shaqiri (22nd), Seferović (13th), Ajeti (1st), Mehmedi (8th)
11 September 2018 Friendly   England   King Power Stadium, Leicester 0–1
12 October 2018 NL2018–19   Belgium   King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels 1–2 Gavranović (6th)
15 October 2018 NL2018–19   Iceland   Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík 2–1 Seferović (14th), Lang (3rd)
14 November 2018 Friendly   Qatar   Stadio Cornaredo, Lugano 0–1
18 November 2018 NL2018–19   Belgium   Swissporarena, Lucerne 5–2 Rodríguez (6th), Seferović (15th), Seferović (16th), Seferović (17th), Elvedi (1st)
23 March 2019 Euro 2020 Q   Georgia   Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena, Tbilisi 2–0 Zuber (6th), Zakaria (2nd)
26 March 2019 Euro 2020 Q   Denmark   St. Jakob-Park, Basel 3–3 Freuler (1st), Xhaka (11th), Embolo (4th)
5 June 2019 2019 UEFA Nations League SF   Portugal   Estádio do Dragão, Porto 1–3 Rodríguez (7th)
9 June 2019 2019 UEFA Nations League 3rd   England   Estádio D. Afonso Henriques, Guimarães 0–0 (5–6 pen.)
5 September 2019 Euro 2020 Q   Republic of Ireland   Aviva Stadium, Dublin 1–1 Schär (8th)
8 September 2019 Euro 2020 Q   Gibraltar   Stade Tourbillon, Sion 4–0 Zakaria (3rd), Mehmedi (9th), Rodríguez (8th), Gavranović (7th)
12 October 2019 Euro 2020 Q   Denmark   Parken Stadium, Copenhagen 0–1
15 October 2019 Euro 2020 Q   Republic of Ireland   Stade de Genève, Geneva
15 November 2019 Euro 2020 Q   Georgia   Kybunpark, St Gallen
18 November 2019 Euro 2020 Q   Gibraltar   Victoria Stadium, Gibraltar

Honours and achievementsEdit

Swiss youth teamsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ FIFA Century Club
  2. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 19 September 2019. Retrieved 19 September 2019.
  3. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 10 October 2019. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
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