EURO 2020 teams | Switzerland: form, fixtures and players to watch
Switzerland have not qualified for a single major football tournament since 2004, and remain a strong team under the leadership of Vladimir Petković.
In qualifying, they dominated their group despite the injury absence of their key creative player, Xherdan Shaqiri.
However, they still failed to reach the quarter-finals in major tournaments, including EURO 2016, when they lost on penalties to Poland.
Their squad consists of a generation of players who have represented the national team together for several years, and they hope to make history in 2021.
What is Switzerland’s best previous performance in a European Championship?
Round of 16 (2016).
How is Switzerland to qualify for EURO 2020?
By winning Group D with a record of P8 W5 D2 L1 F19 A6.
What form is Switzerland in?
Last six games: WWWWDL
Who is the Swiss player you have heard of?
Granite Xhaka: The Arsenal midfielder (pictured above, right) has made 92 appearances for his country and will captain Switzerland at EURO 2020, when he is still only 28 years old.
In the last tournament, Xhaka made history when he faced his older brother, Taulant, in Switzerland’s match against Albania.
Which Swiss player could impress at EURO 2020?
Embolo Breel: After an injury-laden start to his career, the quick forward has regained some form with Bundesliga side Borussia Mönchengladbach and will provide Switzerland with a powerful attacking threat.
Did you know this about Switzerland?
UEFA, the governing body of European football and the organizer of EURO 2020, was founded in Basel in 1954. It then moved its headquarters to another Swiss city, Nyon, in 1995.
What are Switzerland’s group matches at EURO 2020?
- Switzerland vs Wales, June 12, 3:00 p.m. (Olympic Stadium, Baku)
- Switzerland vs Italy, June 16, 9:00 p.m. (Stadio Olympico, Rome)
- Switzerland vs Turkey, June 20, 6:00 p.m. (Olympic Stadium, Baku)
What are the chances of Switzerland winning EURO 2020?
70/1 (Odds control, 05/24/21, 12:00 CET)