After shocking the world by qualifying over Euro champions Italy, Switzerland are looking to keep on playing solid team football, and win the wide-open race to qualify from Group G. Let’s dig into the lineup we might see as they open their tournament against Cameroon on November 24.
Switzerland Starting 11 Vs. Cameroon
GK- Yann Sommer (Borussia Mönchengladbach)
LB- Ricardo Rodriguez (Torino)
CB- Manuel Akanji (Manchester City)
CB- Fabian Schär (Newcastle)
RB- Silvan Widmer (Mainz)
MF- Remo Freuler (Nottingham Forest)
MF- Granit Xhaka (Arsenal)
LW- Ruben Vargas (Augsburg)
RW- Xherdan Shaqiri (Chicago Fire)
CAM- Djibril Sow (Eintracht Frankfurt)
ST- Breel Emobolo (Monaco)
Switzerland have been known to employ a somewhat unorthodox 4-2-3-1 formation, which essentially limits the midfield to two players. Those two are most likely going to be the Premier League-tested duo of Granit Xhaka, the team captain who is also a major veteran presence on Prem leaders Arsenal, and Remo Freuler, who was an enormous key in Nottingham Forest’s long-awaited promotion campaign.
Yann Sommer was one of the stars of Euro, namely in Switzerland’s penalty shootout takedown of heavy favorites France; he’ll need another big performance to keep his side afloat in this tournament. He has a fairly well-versed defense in front of him, as they’re all significant contributors on major European teams, with a duo of Prem centre-backs as a nice anchor.
The attacking group will be led by Shaqiri, who has been known to pull a crazy goal out of his hat from time to time, but up top will be Monaco’s Breel Embolo; he’s having a nice league campaign so far, and will have to
Switzerland Starting Lineup History
Coming following Matchday 1
Switzerland Starting 11 FAQ
- Who Is Switzerland’s Starting Goalkeeper?
- Who Is Switzerland’s Starting Striker?
- Who Is Switzerland’s Best Player?
Who Is Switzerland’s Starting Goalkeeper?
Yann Sommer will once again be between the sticks for the Swiss team; he’s going to be one of the most important players for this team, if not the most.
Who Is Switzerland’s Starting Striker?
Breel Embolo will get his chance to leave his mark on footballing history as he starts up top for Switzerland in Qatar this fall.
Who Is Switzerland’s Best Player?
Other than Sommer, I’d lean towards Akanji, who has had some nice performances for Manchester City this season as they’ve fought to keep up with Arsenal in the Prem race.