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Switzerland national under-23 football team

Switzerland national under-23 football team (also known as Switzerland Olympic, Switzerland U-23) represents Switzerland in international football competitions in the Olympic Games. The selection is limited to players under the age of 23 however the Olympics allows for the addition of up to three overage players. The team is controlled by the Swiss Football Association (ASF/SFV). In three previous appearances, Switzerland has won one silver medal at the 1924 Olympics in Paris.

Switzerland Under-23
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Schweizer Nati
AssociationSwiss Football Association
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachPierluigi Tami
CaptainDiego Benaglio
First colours
Second colours
First international
Switzerland Switzerland 9–0 Lithuania 
(Paris, France; 25 May 1924)
Biggest win
 Liechtenstein 0–10 Switzerland Switzerland
(Triesen, Liechtenstein; 10 September 1986)
Biggest defeat
 Germany 4–0 Switzerland Switzerland
(Amsterdam, Netherlands; 28 May 1928)
Summer Olympics
Appearances3 (first in 1924)
Best resultRunner-up: 1924
Olympic medal record
Men's Football
Silver medal – second place 1924 Paris Team

Contents

Competitive RecordEdit

UEFA European Under-23 ChampionshipEdit

Year Round GP W D L GS GA
1972[1] Qualifying Stage 2 0 0 2 0 3
1974[2] Did Not Enter
1976[3]
Total 0/3 2 0 0 2 0 3

Olympic GamesEdit

Host nation / Year Result GP W D* L GS GA
  1896 No football tournament was held
  1900 Did not enter
  1904
  1908
  1912
  1920
  1924 Runner-up 6 4 1 1 15 6
  1928 Round 1 1 0 0 1 0 4
  1932 No football tournament was held
  1936 Did not enter
  1948
  1952
  1956
  1960 Did not qualify
  1964
  1968
  1972
  1976 Did not enter
  1980
  1984
  1988 Did not qualify
  1992
  1996
  2000
  2004
  2008
  2012 Group stage 3 0 1 2 2 4
  2016 Did not qualify
Total 4/25 10 4 2 4 17 14
*Denotes draws including knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Fixtures and resultsEdit

Recent resultsEdit

FriendlyEdit

Switzerland   0–1  Senegal
Report Konaté   5'

2012 Summer OlympicsEdit

Group stageEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Mexico 3 2 1 0 3 0 +3 7 Qualified for knockout stage
2   South Korea 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 5
3   Gabon 3 0 2 1 1 3 −2 2
4    Switzerland 3 0 1 2 2 4 −2 1
Gabon  1–1   Switzerland
Aubameyang   45' Report Mehmedi   5' (pen.)
Attendance: 15,748[4]

South Korea  2–1   Switzerland
Park Chu-young   57'
Kim Bo-kyung   64'
Report Emeghara   60'

Mexico  1–0   Switzerland
Peralta   69' Report

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

On 3 July 2012 the following players were named in an 18-man squad called up for the 2012 Summer Olympics.[7] Caps and goals as of 2 August 2012.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Diego Benaglio* (1983-09-08)8 September 1983 (aged 28) 4 0   VfL Wolfsburg
18 1GK Benjamin Siegrist (1992-01-31)31 January 1992 (aged 20) 0 0   Aston Villa
3 2DF Fabio Daprelà (1991-02-19)19 February 1991 (aged 21) 2 0   Brescia
5 2DF François Affolter (1991-03-13)13 March 1991 (aged 21) 2 0   Werder Bremen
13 2DF Ricardo Rodríguez (1992-08-25)25 August 1992 (aged 19) 4 0   VfL Wolfsburg
15 2DF Timm Klose* (1988-05-09)9 May 1988 (aged 24) 4 0   1. FC Nürnberg
16 2DF Fabian Schär (1991-12-20)20 December 1991 (aged 20) 3 0   Basel
17 2DF Michel Morganella (1989-05-17)17 May 1989 (aged 23) 3 0   Palermo
2 3MF Xavier Hochstrasser* (1988-07-01)1 July 1988 (aged 24) 3 0   Luzern
4 3MF Oliver Buff (1992-08-03)3 August 1992 (aged 19) 1 0   Zürich
6 3MF Alain Wiss (1990-08-21)21 August 1990 (aged 21) 3 0   Luzern
8 3MF Amir Abrashi (1990-03-27)27 March 1990 (aged 22) 4 0   Grasshoppers
9 3MF Fabian Frei (1989-01-08)8 January 1989 (aged 23) 4 0   Basel
10 3MF Pajtim Kasami (1992-06-02)2 June 1992 (aged 20) 4 0   Fulham
7 4FW Innocent Emeghara (1989-05-27)27 May 1989 (aged 23) 4 1   Lorient
11 4FW Admir Mehmedi (1991-03-16)16 March 1991 (aged 21) 4 1   Dynamo Kyiv
12 4FW Josip Drmić (1992-08-08)8 August 1992 (aged 19) 3 0   Zürich
14 4FW Steven Zuber (1991-08-17)17 August 1991 (aged 20) 4 0   Grasshoppers

ReservesEdit

The following players were named as possible replacements in case any player from the main squad was injured.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
19 4FW Haris Seferović (1992-02-22)22 February 1992 (aged 20) 0 0   Fiorentina
20 3MF Vullnet Basha (1990-07-11)11 July 1990 (aged 22) 0 0   Sion
21 2DF Silvan Widmer (1993-03-05)5 March 1993 (aged 19) 0 0   Aarau
22 1GK Roman Bürki (1990-11-14)14 November 1990 (aged 21) 0 0   Grasshoppers

Recent call-upsEdit

On 23 March 2012 the following players were named as part of a 50-man preliminary squad called up for the 2012 Summer Olympics but did not make the final team.[8]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Joël Mall (1991-04-05)5 April 1991 (aged 21) 0 0   Aarau
1GK Yann Sommer* (1988-12-17)17 December 1988 (aged 23) 0 0   Borussia Mönchengladbach
1GK Marco Wölfli* (1982-08-22)22 August 1982 (aged 29) 0 0   Young Boys
2DF Loris Benito (1992-01-07)7 January 1992 (aged 20) 0 0   Zürich
2DF Gaetano Berardi* (1988-08-21)21 August 1988 (aged 23) 0 0   Sampdoria
2DF Mickaël Facchinetti (1991-02-15)15 February 1991 (aged 21) 0 0   Lausanne-Sport
2DF Philippe Koch (1991-02-08)8 February 1991 (aged 21) 0 0   Zürich
2DF Raphael Koch (1990-01-20)20 January 1990 (aged 22) 0 0   Zürich
2DF Michael Lang (1991-02-08)8 February 1991 (aged 21) 0 0   Grasshoppers
2DF Alain Nef* (1982-02-06)6 February 1982 (aged 30) 0 0   Young Boys
2DF Jonathan Rossini (1989-04-05)5 April 1989 (aged 23) 0 0   Sampdoria
2DF Philippe Senderos* (1985-02-14)14 February 1985 (aged 27) 0 0   Fulham
2DF Taulant Xhaka (1991-03-28)28 March 1991 (aged 21) 0 0   Grasshoppers
3MF Valon Behrami* (1985-04-19)19 April 1985 (aged 27) 0 0   Napoli
3MF Moreno Costanzo* (1988-02-20)20 February 1988 (aged 24) 0 0   Young Boys
3MF Gianluca D'Angelo (1991-03-13)13 March 1991 (aged 21) 0 0   Grasshoppers
3MF Kerim Frei (1993-11-19)19 November 1993 (aged 18) 0 0   Fulham
3MF Fabian Lustenberger* (1988-05-02)2 May 1988 (aged 24) 0 0   Hertha BSC
3MF Toko Nzuzi (1990-11-20)20 November 1990 (aged 21) 0 0   Grasshoppers
3MF Pirmin Schwegler* (1987-03-09)9 March 1987 (aged 25) 0 0   Eintracht Frankfurt
3MF Xherdan Shaqiri (1991-10-10)10 October 1991 (aged 20) 0 0   Stoke City
3MF Valentin Stocker (1989-04-12)12 April 1989 (aged 23) 0 0   Basel
3MF Sébastien Wüthrich (1990-05-29)29 May 1990 (aged 22) 0 0   Sion
3MF Granit Xhaka (1992-09-27)27 September 1992 (aged 19) 0 0   Arsenal
4FW Nassim Ben Khalifa (1992-01-13)13 January 1992 (aged 20) 0 0   Grasshoppers
4FW Mario Gavranović (1989-11-24)24 November 1989 (aged 22) 0 0   Rijeka
4FW Nico Siegrist (1991-06-09)9 June 1991 (aged 21) 0 0   Aarau

Swiss national teamsEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Europe U-23 Championship 1972". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 14 February 2004. Retrieved 6 April 2012.
  2. ^ "Europe U-23 Championship 1974". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 14 February 2004. Retrieved 6 April 2012.
  3. ^ "Europe U-23 Championship 1976". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 14 February 2004. Retrieved 6 April 2012.
  4. ^ "Gabon – Switzerland". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 26 July 2012. Retrieved 27 July 2012.
  5. ^ "South Korea – Switzerland". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 29 July 2012. Retrieved 30 July 2012.
  6. ^ "Mexico – Switzerland". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 1 August 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
  7. ^ "La Suisse avec Benaglio, Behrami et Klose aux Jeux Olympiques". Association Suisse de Football (in French). 3 July 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2012.
  8. ^ "Liste des 50 joueurs présélectionnés par l'ASF". Association Suisse de Football (in French). 23 March 2012. Retrieved 6 April 2012.