Switzerland submitted its list for Qatar! — Foot11.com
National at 26
As at the last Euro, coaches now have the option to take a group of 26 players instead of 23. Like most of his colleagues, Switzerland coach Murat Yakin has decided to take full advantage of this adjustment. Not surprisingly, this list includes much of the team that posted France in the round of 16 of the European Cup, in June 2021.
Among the attackers, Haris Seferović, the executioner of the Blues, is doing well, as is Monegasque Breel Embolo. Nati can count on their first division players, such as Manuel Akanji, Fabian Schär or Granit Xhaka, who are in very good form with Arsenal. Even if he went into exile in MLS in Chicago, Xherdan Shaqiri always responds. On the other hand, Mario Gavranović, the scorer in the 90th against France, was not selected. The same goes for Steven Zuber, the seed during this same game. In the delicate situation in Fulham where he plays little, Kevin Mbabu will not be there either. Also note Lorientais package Yvon Mvogo, touched last Sunday against PSG.
Yakin quite confident, Switzerland as an underdog?
IN announcement, Murat Yakin briefly justified his choices, showing a certain cheerfulness for the future. “We were spoiled for choice in certain positions. Many players have put in convincing performances over the past few weeks and months. But in the end I had to limit myself to 26 names. I am convinced that these 26 players can help us achieve our goals at any time.” that’s how he explained.
Let us remind you that Switzerland is placed in Group G of the competition world cup. On paper, with Brazil, Serbia and Cameroon, this group seems very homogeneous. If the first place seems to be promised to the Seleção, uncertainty remains for the second card of the eighth. Granit Xhaka and his teammates will begin hostilities against Cameroon on November 24.