Euro 2020 Switzerland Squad: Switzerland will be taking part in their Euro tournament this year. They had reached the round of 16 in both Euro 2016 and FIFA World Cup. They are expected to progress further with the likes of Premier League stars Xherdan Shaqiri and Granit Xhaka and Bundesliga player Manuel Akanji and Steven Zuber in their squad for Euro 2020.
Switzerland in Group A: Switzerland has not performed well against Italy and Turkey but they can draw confidence from the fact that they have successfully negotiated every group stage under Petkovic at 2014, 2018 FIFA World Cup and Euro 2016. Also, the Swiss have a good track record against Wales which they would like to use in their favour in their opening campaign of Euro 2020.
v Turkey W4 D3 L8
v Italy W8 D22 L28
v Wales W5 D0 L2
Switzerland Squad for UEFA Euro 2020, 3 Key players to watch out for:
The Basel-based midfielder Granit Xhaka has appeared in 108 matches for Borrus Monchengladbach and played 161 matches for the Premier League club Arsenal. He has also played 92 matches for Switzerland, scoring 12 goals.
Winger Xherdan Shaqiri has played for a number of clubs across Europe. It includes Bayern Munich, Inter Milan, Stoke City and Liverpool. He has played as many as 89 matches for Switzerland and netted 23 goals.
The Swiss professional has appeared in 92 matches for top Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund. He has played 28 matches for Switzerland. He is a key defender in the lineup.
Switzerland Euro 2020 Schedule:
Saturday 12 June 2021: Switzerland vs Wales
Thursday 17 June 2021: Switzerland vs Italy
Sunday 20 June 2021: Switzerland vs Turkey
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Goalkeepers: Yann Sommer (Mönchengladbach), Yvon Mvogo (PSV), Jonas Omlin (Montpellier), Gregor Kobel (Stuttgart)
Defenders: Manuel Akanji (Dortmund), Loris Benito (Bordeaux), Nico Elvedi (Mönchengladbach), Kevin Mbabu (Wolfsburg), Becir Omeragic (Zürich), Ricardo Rodríguez (Torino), Silvan Widmer (Basel), Fabian Schär (Newcastle United), Jordan Lotomba (Nice), Eray Cömert (Basel)
Midfielders: Granit Xhaka (Arsenal), Denis Zakaria (Mönchengladbach), Remo Freuler (Atalanta), Djibril Sow (Frankfurt), Admir Mehmedi (Wolfsburg), Xherdan Shaqiri (Liverpool), Ruben Vargas (Augsburg), Steven Zuber (Frankfurt), Edimilson Fernandes (Mainz), Christian Fassnacht (Young Boys), Dan Ndoye (Nice), Andi Zeqiri (Brighton)
Forwards: Breel Embolo (Mönchengladbach), Mario Gavranović (Dinamo Zagreb), Haris Seferović (Benfica)
Coach: Vladimir Petković
Switzerland, Euro 2020 – Predictions
A proven contender in the European Championship, Switzerland has reached the last 16 stage in both the previous editions. Buoyed with stars like Xhaka and Shaqiri, the Swiss indeed can fancy themselves a qualification spot and can claim the second spot in Group A.
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