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Switzerland Switzerland
Swiss national football team logo
Nickname(s) Schweizer Nati, La Nati, Rossocrociati
Association Swiss Football Association
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina 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 Flag of France.png France 1–0 Switzerland Switzerland.png
(Paris, France; 12 February 1905)
Biggest win Switzerland.png Switzerland 9–0 Lithuania Flag of Lithuania.png
(Paris, France; 25 May 1924)
Biggest defeat Switzerland.png Switzerland 0–9 England England.png
(Basel, Switzerland; 20 May 1909)
Flag of Hungary.png Hungary 9–0 Switzerland Switzerland.png
(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
Switzerland 2018 HomeSwitzerland 2018 Away

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 1930Did not enterInvited
Flag of Italy 1934Quarter-finals7th210155202044
Flag of France 19387th311155110021
Brazil 1950Group stage6th311146220084
Switzerland 1954Quarter-finals8th42021111Qualified as hosts
Flag of Sweden Good one 1958Did not qualify4013611
Flag of Chile 1962Group stage16th30032854011110
England 196616th300319641173
Flag of Mexico 1970Did not qualify621358
Flag of Germany 1974622224
Flag of Argentina 1978410335
Flag of Spain 19828233912
Flag of Mexico 19868242510
Flag of Italy 199082151014
Flag of the United States 1994Round of 1616th41125710631236
Flag of France 1998Did not qualify83141112
South Korea Flag of Japan 2002104241812
Germany 2006Round of 1610th422040125612211
Flag of South Africa 2010Group stage19th31111110631188
Brazil 2014Round of 1611th42027710730176
Flag of Russia 201814th412155121011247
Flag of Qatar 2022To be determinedTo be determined
Flag of Canada Flag of Mexico Flag of the United States 2026
TotalQuarter-finals11/2137128175064132633435205148

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 1960Did not enterDid not enter
Flag of Spain 1964 Did not qualify201124
Flag of Italy 196862131713
Belgium 19726411125
Flag of SFR Yugoslavia 001 19766114510
Flag of Italy 19808206718
Flag of France 1984622279
Flag of Germany 1988815299
Flag of Sweden Good one 19928422197
England 1996Group stage13th3012148521157
Belgium Netherlands 2000Did not qualify842295
Flag of Portugal 2004Group stage15th30121684311511
Flag of Austria Switzerland 2008Group stage11th310233Qualified as hosts
Flag of Poland Flag of Ukraine 2012Did not qualify83231210
Flag of France 2016Round of 1611th41303210703248
Flag of Europe 2020Qualified8521196
Germany 2024 To be determinedTo be determined
TotalRound of 164/1513256815100442432172122

UEFA Nations League

UEFA Nations League record
Year** Division Position Pld W D* L GF GA Rank
Flag of Portugal 2018–19 A 4th63121584th
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 Flag of Georgia.png 0–2 Switzerland.png Switzerland Flag of Georgia Tbilisi  
18:00 GET (UTC+4) Report Zuber Soccerball 57'
Zakaria Soccerball 80'
Stadium: Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena
Attendance: 49,207
Referee: Craig Pawson (England)
Euro 2020 Q 26 March 2019 (2019-03-26) Switzerland Switzerland.png 3–3 Flag of Denmark.gif Denmark Switzerland Basel  
20:45 CET (UTC+1) Freuler Soccerball 19'
Xhaka Soccerball 66'
Embolo Soccerball 76'
Report M. Jørgensen Soccerball 84'
Gytkjær Soccerball 88'
Dalsgaard Soccerball 90+3'
Stadium: St. Jakob-Park
Attendance: 18,352
Referee: Damir Skomina (Slovenia)
2019 UNL SF 5 June 2019 (2019-06-05) Portugal Flag of Portugal.gif 3–1 Switzerland.png Switzerland Flag of Portugal Porto  
19:45 WEST (UTC+1) Ronaldo Soccerball 25'88'90' Report Rodríguez Soccerball 57' (pen.) Stadium: Estádio do Dragão
Attendance: 42,415
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)
2019 UNL 3rd 9 June 2019 (2019-06-09) Switzerland Switzerland.png 0–0
(5–6 pen)
England.png England Flag of Portugal Guimarães  
14:00 WEST (UTC+1) Report Stadium: Estádio D. Afonso Henriques
Attendance: 15,742
Referee: Ovidiu Hațegan (Romania)
    Penalties  
Zuber Soccerball shad check
Xhaka Soccerball shad check
Akanji Soccerball shad check
Mbabu Soccerball shad check
Schär Soccerball shad check
Drmić -Soccerball shade cross
  Soccerball shad check Maguire
Soccerball shad check Barkley
Soccerball shad check Sancho
Soccerball shad check Sterling
Soccerball shad check Pickford
Soccerball shad check Dier
Euro 2020 Q 5 September 2019 (2019-09-05) Republic of Ireland Flag of Republic Ireland.gif 1–1 Switzerland.png Switzerland Flag of Republic Ireland Dublin  
19:45 CEST (UTC+1) McGoldrick Soccerball 85' Report Schär Soccerball 74' Stadium: Aviva Stadium
Attendance: 44,111
Referee: Carlos del Cerro Grande (Spain)
Euro 2020 Q 8 September 2019 (2019-09-08) Switzerland Switzerland.png 4–0 Flag of Gibraltar.png Gibraltar Switzerland Sion  
18:00 CEST (UTC+2) Zakaria Soccerball 37'
Mehmedi Soccerball 43'
Rodríguez Soccerball 45+4'
Gavranović Soccerball 87'
Report Stadium: Stade Tourbillon
Attendance: 8,318
Referee: Pavel Orel (Czech Republic)
Euro 2020 Q 12 October 2019 (2019-10-12) Denmark Flag of Denmark.gif 1–0 Switzerland.png Switzerland Flag of Denmark Copenhagen  
18:00 CEST (UTC+2) Poulsen Soccerball 84' Report Stadium: Parken Stadium
Attendance: 35,964
Referee: Aleksei Kulbakov (Belarus)
Euro 2020 Q 15 October 2019 (2019-10-15) Switzerland Switzerland.png 2–0 Flag of Republic Ireland.gif Republic of Ireland Switzerland Geneva  
20:45 CEST (UTC+2) Seferović Soccerball 16'
Fernandes Soccerball 90+3'
Report Stadium: Stade de Genève
Attendance: 24,766
Referee: Szymon Marciniak (Poland)
Euro 2020 Q 15 November 2019 (2019-11-15) Switzerland Switzerland.png 1–0 Flag of Georgia.png Georgia Switzerland St. Gallen  
20:45 CET (UTC+1) Itten Soccerball 77' Report Stadium: Kybunpark
Attendance: 16,400
Referee: Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)
Euro 2020 Q 18 November 2019 (2019-11-18) Gibraltar Flag of Gibraltar.png 1–6 Switzerland.png Switzerland Flag of Gibraltar Gibraltar  
20:45 CET (UTC+1) Styche Soccerball 74' Report Itten Soccerball 10'84'
Vargas Soccerball 50'
Fassnacht Soccerball 57'
Benito Soccerball 75'
Xhaka Soccerball 86'
Stadium: Victoria Stadium
Attendance: 2,079
Referee: Benoît Millot (France)

2020

Friendly March 2020 (2020-03) Switzerland Switzerland.png v TBA  
Friendly March 2020 (2020-03) Switzerland Switzerland.png v TBA  
Euro 2020 13 June 2020 (2020-06-13) Wales Flag of Wales.gif v Switzerland.png Switzerland Flag of Azerbaijan Baku  
17:00 AZT (UTC+04:00) Report Stadium: Olympic Stadium
Euro 2020 17 June 2020 (2020-06-17) Italy Flag of Italy.gif v Switzerland.png Switzerland Flag of Italy Rome  
21:00 CEST (UTC+02:00) Report Stadium: Stadio Olimpico
Euro 2020 21 June 2020 (2020-06-21) Switzerland Switzerland.png v Flag of Turkey.png 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 Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach
12 1GK Yvon Mvogo 6 June 1994 (1994-06-06) (age 25) 2 0 Germany RB Leipzig
21 1GK Jonas Omlin 10 January 1994 (1994-01-10) (age 26) 0 0 Switzerland Basel
2 2DF Stephan Lichtsteiner (Captain) 16 January 1984 (1984-01-16) (age 36) 108 8 Germany Augsburg
3 2DF François Moubandje 21 June 1990 (1990-06-21) (age 29) 21 0 Croatia Dinamo Zagreb
4 2DF Nico Elvedi 30 September 1996 (1996-09-30) (age 23) 17 1 Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach
5 2DF Manuel Akanji 19 July 1995 (1995-07-19) (age 24) 22 0 Germany Borussia Dortmund
6 2DF Michael Lang 8 February 1991 (1991-02-08) (age 29) 31 3 Germany Werder Bremen
13 2DF Ricardo Rodríguez 25 August 1992 (1992-08-25) (age 27) 71 8 Flag of Italy Milan
14 2DF Eray Cömert 4 February 1998 (1998-02-04) (age 22) 1 0 Switzerland Basel
22 2DF Kevin Mbabu 19 April 1995 (1995-04-19) (age 25) 8 0 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 Switzerland Young Boys
10 3MF Granit Xhaka (Vice-captain) 27 September 1992 (1992-09-27) (age 27) 82 12 England Arsenal
11 3MF Renato Steffen 3 November 1991 (1991-11-03) (age 28) 10 0 Germany VfL Wolfsburg
15 3MF Djibril Sow 6 February 1997 (1997-02-06) (age 23) 6 0 Germany Eintracht Frankfurt
17 3MF Denis Zakaria 20 November 1996 (1996-11-20) (age 23) 28 3 Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach
20 3MF Edimilson Fernandes 15 April 1996 (1996-04-15) (age 24) 14 1 Germany Mainz 05
7 4FW Albian Ajeti 26 February 1997 (1997-02-26) (age 23) 10 1 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 26) 5 1 Switzerland Young Boys
18 4FW Ruben Vargas 5 August 1998 (1998-08-05) (age 21) 3 1 Germany Augsburg
19 4FW Cedric Itten 27 December 1996 (1996-12-27) (age 23) 2 3 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 England Newcastle United v. Flag of Republic Ireland.gif Republic of Ireland, 15 October 2019
DF Silvan Widmer 5 March 1993 (1993-03-05) (age 27) 9 0 Switzerland Basel v. Flag of Gibraltar.png Gibraltar, 8 September 2019
DF Timm Klose 9 May 1988 (1988-05-09) (age 32) 17 0 England Norwich City v. Flag of Denmark.gif Denmark, 26 March 2019
MF Remo Freuler 15 April 1992 (1992-04-15) (age 28) 21 1 Flag of Italy Atalanta v. Flag of Georgia.png Georgia, 15 November 2019 INJ
MF Xherdan Shaqiri 10 October 1991 (1991-10-10) (age 28) 82 22 England Liverpool v. England.png England, 9 June 2019
MF Steven Zuber 17 August 1991 (1991-08-17) (age 28) 25 6 Germany Hoffenheim v. England.png England, 9 June 2019
FW Josip Drmić 8 August 1992 (1992-08-08) (age 27) 35 10 England Norwich City v. Flag of Georgia.png Georgia, 15 November 2019 INJ
FW Mario Gavranović 24 November 1989 (1989-11-24) (age 30) 22 7 Croatia Dinamo Zagreb v. Flag of Republic Ireland.gif Republic of Ireland, 15 October 2019
FW Breel Embolo 14 February 1997 (1997-02-14) (age 23) 36 4 Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach v. Flag of Republic Ireland.gif Republic of Ireland, 15 October 2019
FW Admir Mehmedi 16 March 1991 (1991-03-16) (age 29) 65 9 Germany VfL Wolfsburg v. Flag of Republic Ireland.gif Republic of Ireland, 15 October 2019
FW Noah Okafor 24 May 2000 (2000-05-24) (age 19) 1 0 Switzerland Basel v. England.png 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 Switzerland Vladimir Petković
Assistant Coach Flag of Italy Antonio Manicone
Goalkeeping Coach Switzerland Patrick Foletti
Goalkeeping Coach Switzerland Swen König
Fitness Coach 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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Switzerland Switzerland
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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
  • Manager: Flag of None [[]]
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Switzerland – UEFA Euro 2008 – Group stage
  • Manager: Flag of None [[]]
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Switzerland – 2010 FIFA World Cup
  • Manager: Flag of None [[]]
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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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