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Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
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Nickname(s) Schweizer Nati, La Nati, Rossocrociati
Association Swiss Football Association
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Flag of Switzerland Vladimir Petković
Asst coach Flag of Italy Antonio Manicone
Captain Stephan Lichtsteiner
Most caps Heinz Hermann (118)
Top scorer Alexander Frei (42)
FIFA code SUI
FIFA ranking 12 Steady (19 December 2019)
Highest FIFA ranking 3 (August 1993)
Lowest FIFA ranking 83 (December 1998)
Elo ranking 15 Steady (18 November 2019)
Highest Elo ranking 8 (June 2018)
Lowest Elo ranking 62 (October 1979)
First international  France 1–0 Switzerland 
(Paris, France; 12 February 1905)
Biggest win  Switzerland 9–0 Lithuania 
(Paris, France; 25 May 1924)
Biggest defeat  Switzerland 0–9 England 
(Basel, Switzerland; 20 May 1909)
 Hungary 9–0 Switzerland 
(Budapest, Hungary; 29 October 1911)
World Cup appearances 11 (First in 1934)
Best result Quarter-finals, 1934, 1938 and 1954
UEFA European Championship appearances 5 (First in 1996)
Best result Round of 16, 2016
UEFA Nations League Finals appearances 1 (First in 2019)
Best result Fourth place, 2019
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The Switzerland national football team is the national association football team of Switzerland and is controlled by the Swiss Football Association. The current head coach is Vladimir Petković.

History

Main article: History of the Switzerland national football team

Competitive record

FIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup record Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
Flag of Uruguay 1930 Did not enter Invited
Flag of Italy 1934 Quarter-finals 7th 2 1 0 1 5 5 2 0 2 0 4 4
Flag of France 1938 7th 3 1 1 1 5 5 1 1 0 0 2 1
Flag of Brazil 1950 Group stage 6th 3 1 1 1 4 6 2 2 0 0 8 4
Flag of Switzerland 1954 Quarter-finals 8th 4 2 0 2 11 11 Qualified as hosts
Flag of Sweden 1958 Did not qualify 4 0 1 3 6 11
Flag of Chile 1962 Group stage 16th 3 0 0 3 2 8 5 4 0 1 11 10
Flag of England 1966 16th 3 0 0 3 1 9 6 4 1 1 7 3
Flag of Mexico 1970 Did not qualify 6 2 1 3 5 8
Flag of West Germany 1974 6 2 2 2 2 4
Flag of Argentina 1978 4 1 0 3 3 5
Flag of Spain 1982 8 2 3 3 9 12
Flag of Mexico 1986 8 2 4 2 5 10
Flag of Italy 1990 8 2 1 5 10 14
Flag of United States 1994 Round of 16 16th 4 1 1 2 5 7 10 6 3 1 23 6
Flag of France 1998 Did not qualify 8 3 1 4 11 12
Flag of South Korea Flag of Japan 2002 10 4 2 4 18 12
Flag of Germany 2006 Round of 16 10th 4 2 2 0 4 0 12 5 6 1 22 11
Flag of South Africa 2010 Group stage 19th 3 1 1 1 1 1 10 6 3 1 18 8
Flag of Brazil 2014 Round of 16 11th 4 2 0 2 7 7 10 7 3 0 17 6
Flag of Russia 2018 14th 4 1 2 1 5 5 12 10 1 1 24 7
Flag of Qatar 2022 To be determined To be determined
Flag of Canada Flag of Mexico Flag of United States 2026
Total Quarter-finals 11/21 37 12 8 17 50 64 132 63 34 35 205 148

UEFA European Championship

UEFA European Championship record Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
Flag of France 1960 Did not enter Did not enter
Flag of Spain 1964 Did not qualify 2 0 1 1 2 4
Flag of Italy 1968 6 2 1 3 17 13
Flag of Belgium 1972 6 4 1 1 12 5
Flag of Yugoslavia 1976 6 1 1 4 5 10
Flag of Italy 1980 8 2 0 6 7 18
Flag of France 1984 6 2 2 2 7 9
Flag of West Germany 1988 8 1 5 2 9 9
Flag of Sweden 1992 8 4 2 2 19 7
Flag of England 1996 Group stage 13th 3 0 1 2 1 4 8 5 2 1 15 7
Flag of Belgium Flag of Netherlands 2000 Did not qualify 8 4 2 2 9 5
Flag of Portugal 2004 Group stage 15th 3 0 1 2 1 6 8 4 3 1 15 11
Flag of Austria Flag of Switzerland 2008 Group stage 11th 3 1 0 2 3 3 Qualified as hosts
Flag of Poland Flag of Ukraine 2012 Did not qualify 8 3 2 3 12 10
Flag of France 2016 Round of 16 11th 4 1 3 0 3 2 10 7 0 3 24 8
Flag of Europe 2020 Qualified 8 5 2 1 19 6
Flag of Germany 2024 To be determined To be determined
Total Round of 16 4/15 13 2 5 6 8 15 100 44 24 32 172 122

UEFA Nations League

UEFA Nations League record
Year** Division Position Pld W D* L GF GA Rank
Flag of Portugal 2018–19 A 4th 6 3 1 2 15 8 4th
2020–21 A To be determined
Total
1/1 6 3 1 2 15 8 Best: 4th
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
**Group stage played home and away. Flag shown represents host nation for the finals stage.

Results and fixtures

2019

Euro 2020 Q 23 March 2019 (2019-03-23) Georgia  0–2  Switzerland Flag of Georgia Tbilisi  
18:00 GET (UTC+4) Report Zuber Goal 57'
Zakaria Goal 80'
Stadium: Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena
Attendance: 49,207
Referee: Craig Pawson (England)
Euro 2020 Q 26 March 2019 (2019-03-26) Switzerland  3–3  Denmark Flag of Switzerland Basel  
20:45 CET (UTC+1) Freuler Goal 19'
Xhaka Goal 66'
Embolo Goal 76'
Report M. Jørgensen Goal 84'
Gytkjær Goal 88'
Dalsgaard Goal 90+3'
Stadium: St. Jakob-Park
Attendance: 18,352
Referee: Damir Skomina (Slovenia)
2019 UNL SF 5 June 2019 (2019-06-05) Portugal  3–1  Switzerland Flag of Portugal Porto  
19:45 WEST (UTC+1) Ronaldo Goal 25'88'90' Report Rodríguez Goal 57' (pen.) Stadium: Estádio do Dragão
Attendance: 42,415
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)
2019 UNL 3rd 9 June 2019 (2019-06-09) Switzerland  0–0
(5–6 pen)
 England Flag of Portugal Guimarães  
14:00 WEST (UTC+1) Report Stadium: Estádio D. Afonso Henriques
Attendance: 15,742
Referee: Ovidiu Hațegan (Romania)
    Penalties  
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Drmić Missed
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Soccerball shad check.png Barkley
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Euro 2020 Q 5 September 2019 (2019-09-05) Republic of Ireland  1–1  Switzerland Flag of Republic of Ireland Dublin  
19:45 CEST (UTC+1) McGoldrick Goal 85' Report Schär Goal 74' Stadium: Aviva Stadium
Attendance: 44,111
Referee: Carlos del Cerro Grande (Spain)
Euro 2020 Q 8 September 2019 (2019-09-08) Switzerland  4–0  Gibraltar Flag of Switzerland Sion  
18:00 CEST (UTC+2) Zakaria Goal 37'
Mehmedi Goal 43'
Rodríguez Goal 45+4'
Gavranović Goal 87'
Report Stadium: Stade Tourbillon
Attendance: 8,318
Referee: Pavel Orel (Czech Republic)
Euro 2020 Q 12 October 2019 (2019-10-12) Denmark  1–0  Switzerland Flag of Denmark Copenhagen  
18:00 CEST (UTC+2) Poulsen Goal 84' Report Stadium: Parken Stadium
Attendance: 35,964
Referee: Aleksei Kulbakov (Belarus)
Euro 2020 Q 15 October 2019 (2019-10-15) Switzerland  2–0  Republic of Ireland Flag of Switzerland Geneva  
20:45 CEST (UTC+2) Seferović Goal 16'
Fernandes Goal 90+3'
Report Stadium: Stade de Genève
Attendance: 24,766
Referee: Szymon Marciniak (Poland)
Euro 2020 Q 15 November 2019 (2019-11-15) Switzerland  1–0  Georgia Flag of Switzerland St. Gallen  
20:45 CET (UTC+1) Itten Goal 77' Report Stadium: Kybunpark
Attendance: 16,400
Referee: Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)
Euro 2020 Q 18 November 2019 (2019-11-18) Gibraltar  1–6  Switzerland Flag of Gibraltar Gibraltar  
20:45 CET (UTC+1) Styche Goal 74' Report Itten Goal 10'84'
Vargas Goal 50'
Fassnacht Goal 57'
Benito Goal 75'
Xhaka Goal 86'
Stadium: Victoria Stadium
Attendance: 2,079
Referee: Benoît Millot (France)

2020

Friendly March 2020 (2020-03) Switzerland  v TBA  
Friendly March 2020 (2020-03) Switzerland  v TBA  
Euro 2020 13 June 2020 (2020-06-13) Wales  v  Switzerland Flag of Azerbaijan Baku  
17:00 AZT (UTC+04:00) Report Stadium: Olympic Stadium
Euro 2020 17 June 2020 (2020-06-17) Italy  v  Switzerland Flag of Italy Rome  
21:00 CEST (UTC+02:00) Report Stadium: Stadio Olimpico
Euro 2020 21 June 2020 (2020-06-21) Switzerland  v  Turkey Flag of Azerbaijan Baku  
20:00 AZT (UTC+04:00) Report Stadium: Olympic Stadium

Players

Current squad

The following players were called up for UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying games against Georgia and Gibraltar on 15 and 18 November 2019, respectively.
Caps and goals updated on 15 November 2019 after the match against Georgia.

# Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Yann Sommer 17 December 1988 (1988-12-17) (age 31) 53 0 Flag of Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach
12 1GK Yvon Mvogo 6 June 1994 (1994-06-06) (age 26) 2 0 Flag of Germany RB Leipzig
21 1GK Jonas Omlin 10 January 1994 (1994-01-10) (age 26) 0 0 Flag of Switzerland Basel
2 2DF Stephan Lichtsteiner (Captain) 16 January 1984 (1984-01-16) (age 36) 108 8 Flag of Germany Augsburg
3 2DF François Moubandje 21 June 1990 (1990-06-21) (age 30) 21 0 Flag of Croatia Dinamo Zagreb
4 2DF Nico Elvedi 30 September 1996 (1996-09-30) (age 24) 17 1 Flag of Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach
5 2DF Manuel Akanji 19 July 1995 (1995-07-19) (age 25) 22 0 Flag of Germany Borussia Dortmund
6 2DF Michael Lang 8 February 1991 (1991-02-08) (age 29) 31 3 Flag of Germany Werder Bremen
13 2DF Ricardo Rodríguez 25 August 1992 (1992-08-25) (age 28) 71 8 Flag of Italy Milan
14 2DF Eray Cömert 4 February 1998 (1998-02-04) (age 22) 1 0 Flag of Switzerland Basel
22 2DF Kevin Mbabu 19 April 1995 (1995-04-19) (age 25) 8 0 Flag of Germany VfL Wolfsburg
23 2DF Loris Benito 7 January 1992 (1992-01-07) (age 28) 5 1 Flag of France Bordeaux
8 3MF Michel Aebischer 6 January 1997 (1997-01-06) (age 23) 1 0 Flag of Switzerland Young Boys
10 3MF Granit Xhaka (Vice-captain) 27 September 1992 (1992-09-27) (age 28) 82 12 Flag of England Arsenal
11 3MF Renato Steffen 3 November 1991 (1991-11-03) (age 29) 10 0 Flag of Germany VfL Wolfsburg
15 3MF Djibril Sow 6 February 1997 (1997-02-06) (age 23) 6 0 Flag of Germany Eintracht Frankfurt
17 3MF Denis Zakaria 20 November 1996 (1996-11-20) (age 24) 28 3 Flag of Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach
20 3MF Edimilson Fernandes 15 April 1996 (1996-04-15) (age 24) 14 1 Flag of Germany Mainz 05
7 4FW Albian Ajeti 26 February 1997 (1997-02-26) (age 23) 10 1 Flag of England West Ham United
9 4FW Haris Seferović 22 February 1992 (1992-02-22) (age 28) 64 18 Flag of Portugal Benfica
16 4FW Christian Fassnacht 11 November 1993 (1993-11-11) (age 27) 5 1 Flag of Switzerland Young Boys
18 4FW Ruben Vargas 5 August 1998 (1998-08-05) (age 22) 3 1 Flag of Germany Augsburg
19 4FW Cedric Itten 27 December 1996 (1996-12-27) (age 23) 2 3 Flag of Switzerland St. Gallen

Recent call-ups

The following players have been called up for the team in the last 12 months and are still available for a call up.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
DF Fabian Schär 20 December 1991 (1991-12-20) (age 28) 54 8 Flag of England Newcastle United v.  Republic of Ireland, 15 October 2019
DF Silvan Widmer 5 March 1993 (1993-03-05) (age 27) 9 0 Flag of Switzerland Basel v.  Gibraltar, 8 September 2019
DF Timm Klose 9 May 1988 (1988-05-09) (age 32) 17 0 Flag of England Norwich City v.  Denmark, 26 March 2019
MF Remo Freuler 15 April 1992 (1992-04-15) (age 28) 21 1 Flag of Italy Atalanta v.  Georgia, 15 November 2019 INJ
MF Xherdan Shaqiri 10 October 1991 (1991-10-10) (age 29) 82 22 Flag of England Liverpool v.  England, 9 June 2019
MF Steven Zuber 17 August 1991 (1991-08-17) (age 29) 25 6 Flag of Germany Hoffenheim v.  England, 9 June 2019
FW Josip Drmić 8 August 1992 (1992-08-08) (age 28) 35 10 Flag of England Norwich City v.  Georgia, 15 November 2019 INJ
FW Mario Gavranović 24 November 1989 (1989-11-24) (age 31) 22 7 Flag of Croatia Dinamo Zagreb v.  Republic of Ireland, 15 October 2019
FW Breel Embolo 14 February 1997 (1997-02-14) (age 23) 36 4 Flag of Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach v.  Republic of Ireland, 15 October 2019
FW Admir Mehmedi 16 March 1991 (1991-03-16) (age 29) 65 9 Flag of Germany VfL Wolfsburg v.  Republic of Ireland, 15 October 2019
FW Noah Okafor 24 May 2000 (2000-05-24) (age 20) 1 0 Flag of Switzerland Basel v.  England, 9 June 2019

INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury.
RET Retired from international football.
PRE Preliminary squad.

Current coaching staff

Position Name
Head Coach Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Flag of Switzerland Vladimir Petković
Assistant Coach Flag of Italy Antonio Manicone
Goalkeeping Coach Flag of Switzerland Patrick Foletti
Goalkeeping Coach Flag of Switzerland Swen König
Fitness Coach Flag of Switzerland Oliver Riedwyl

Alumni

Former players

Main List of Swiss international players

Managers

Main List of Switzerland international managers

Honours

External links

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Football in Switzerland
League competitions SFA Cup competitions
Super League (play-off) Switzerland Swiss Cup
Challenge League (U-23 · U-21 · U-20) Swiss League Cup
1. Liga Promotion (U-19 · U-18) Swiss Super Cup (defunct)
1. Liga Classic (U-17 · U-16) Uhrencup
2. Liga Interregional List of stadiums Cup of the Alps
2. Liga List of leagues Uhrencup
3. Liga List of players
4. Liga
5. Liga
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Switzerland – 1994 FIFA World Cup

1. Pascolo 2. Hottiger 3. Quentin 4. Herr 5. Geiger (c) 6. Bregy 7. Sutter 8. Ohrel 9. Knup 10. Sforza 11. Chapuisat 12. Lehmann 13. Egli 14. Subiat 15. Grassi 16. Bickel 17. Fournier 18. Rueda 19. Studer 20. Sylvestre 21. Wyss 22. Brunner

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Switzerland – 2006 FIFA World Cup - Round of 16
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Switzerland – UEFA Euro 2008 – Group stage
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Switzerland – 2010 FIFA World Cup
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Switzerland – 2014 FIFA World Cup – Round of 16

1. Benaglio 2. Lichtsteiner 3. Ziegler 4. Senderos 5. Von Bergen 6. Lang 7. Barnetta 8. Inler (c) 9. Seferović 10. Xhaka 11. Behrami 12. Sommer 13. Rodríguez 14. Stocker 15. Džemaili 16. Fernandes 17. Gavranović 18. Mehmedi 19. Drmić 20. Djourou 21. Bürki 22. Schär 23. Shaqiri

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Switzerland – UEFA Euro 2016 – Round of 16

1. Sommer 2. Lichtsteiner 3. Moubandje 4. Elvedi 5. Von Bergen 6. Lang 7. Embolo 8. Frei 9. Seferović 10. Xhaka 11. Behrami 12. Hitz 13. Rodríguez 14. Zakaria 15. Džemaili 16. Fernandes 17. Tarashaj 18. Mehmedi 19. Derdiyok 20. Djourou 21. Bürki 22. Schär 23. Shaqiri

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Switzerland – 2018 FIFA World Cup – Round of 16

1. Sommer 2. Lichtsteiner (c) 3. Moubandje 4. Elvedi 5. Akanji 6. Lang 7. Embolo 8. Freuler 9. Seferović 10. Xhaka 11. Behrami 12. Mvogo 13. Rodríguez 14. Zuber 15. Džemaili 16. Fernandes 17. Zakaria 18. Gavranović 19. Drmić 20. Djourou 21. Bürki 22. Schär 23. Shaqiri

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