Switzerland national under-23 football team

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Switzerland Under-23
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Schweizer Nati
Association Swiss Football Association
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Pierluigi Tami
Captain Diego Benaglio
First colours
Second colours
First international
Switzerland Switzerland 9–0 Lithuania 
(Paris, France; 25 May 1924)
Biggest win
 Liechtenstein 0–10 Switzerland Switzerland
(Triesen, Liechtenstein; 10 September 1986)
Biggest defeat
 Germany 4–0 Switzerland Switzerland
(Amsterdam, Netherlands; 28 May 1928)
Summer Olympics
Appearances 3 (First in 1924)
Best result Runner-up: 1924
Olympic medal record
Men's Football
Silver 1924 Paris Team

Switzerland national under-23 football team (also known as Switzerland Olympic, Switzerland U-23) represents Switzerland in international football competitions in the Olympic Games. The selection is limited to players under the age of 23 however the Olympics allows for the addition of up to three overage players. The team is controlled by the Swiss Football Association (ASF/SFV). In three previous appearances, Switzerland has won one silver medal at the 1924 Olympics in Paris.

Competitive Record[edit]

UEFA European Under-23 Championship[edit]

Year Round GP W D L GS GA
1972[1] Qualifying Stage 2 0 0 2 0 3
1974[2] Did Not Enter
1976[3]
Total 0/3 2 0 0 2 0 3


Olympic Games[edit]

Host nation / Year Result GP W D* L GS GA
Greece 1896 No football tournament was held
France 1900 Did not enter
United States 1904
United Kingdom 1908
Sweden 1912
Belgium 1920
France 1924 Runner-up 6 4 1 1 15 6
Netherlands 1928 Round 1 1 0 0 1 0 4
United States 1932 No football tournament was held
Nazi Germany 1936 Did not enter
United Kingdom 1948
Finland 1952
Australia 1956
Italy 1960 Did not qualify
Japan 1964
Mexico 1968
West Germany 1972
Canada 1976 Did not enter
Soviet Union 1980
United States 1984
South Korea 1988 Did not qualify
Spain 1992
United States 1996
Australia 2000
Greece 2004
China 2008
United Kingdom 2012 Group stage 3 0 1 2 2 4
Total 3/25 10 4 2 4 17 14
*Denotes draws including knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Fixtures and results[edit]

Recent results[edit]

Friendly[edit]

17 July 2012
18:15
Switzerland   0–1  Senegal
Report Konaté Goal 5'
Stadion Solothurn, Solothurn
Attendance: 1,800
Referee: Alexander Harkam (Austria)

2012 Summer Olympics[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Mexico 3 2 1 0 3 0 +3 7
 South Korea 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 5
 Gabon 3 0 2 1 1 3 −2 2
  Switzerland 3 0 1 2 2 4 −2 1
26 July 2012
17:15
v
Gabon  1–1   Switzerland
Aubameyang Goal 45' Report Mehmedi Goal 5' (pen.)
St James' Park, Newcastle
Attendance: 15,748[4]
Referee: Wilmar Roldán (Colombia)

29 July 2012
17:15
v
South Korea  2–1   Switzerland
Park Chu-young Goal 57'
Kim Bo-kyung Goal 64'
Report Emeghara Goal 60'

1 August 2012
17:00
v
Mexico  1–0   Switzerland
Peralta Goal 69' Report

Current squad[edit]

On 3 July 2012 the following players were named in an 18-man squad called up for the 2012 Summer Olympics.[7] Caps and goals as of 2 August 2012.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Diego Benaglio* (1983-09-08)8 September 1983 (aged 28) 4 0 Germany Wolfsburg
18 1GK Benjamin Siegrist (1992-01-31)31 January 1992 (aged 20) 0 0 England Aston Villa
3 2DF Fabio Daprelà (1991-02-19)19 February 1991 (aged 21) 2 0 Italy Brescia
5 2DF François Affolter (1991-03-13)13 March 1991 (aged 21) 2 0 Germany Werder Bremen
13 2DF Ricardo Rodríguez (1992-08-25)25 August 1992 (aged 19) 4 0 Germany Wolfsburg
15 2DF Timm Klose* (1988-05-09)9 May 1988 (aged 24) 4 0 Germany Nuremberg
16 2DF Fabian Schär (1991-12-20)20 December 1991 (aged 20) 3 0 Switzerland Basel
17 2DF Michel Morganella (1989-05-17)17 May 1989 (aged 23) 3 0 Italy Palermo
2 3MF Xavier Hochstrasser* (1988-07-01)1 July 1988 (aged 24) 3 0 Switzerland Luzern
4 3MF Oliver Buff (1992-08-03)3 August 1992 (aged 19) 1 0 Switzerland Zürich
6 3MF Alain Wiss (1990-08-21)21 August 1990 (aged 21) 3 0 Switzerland Luzern
8 3MF Amir Abrashi (1990-03-27)27 March 1990 (aged 22) 4 0 Switzerland Grasshopper
9 3MF Fabian Frei (1989-01-08)8 January 1989 (aged 23) 4 0 Switzerland Basel
10 3MF Pajtim Kasami (1992-06-02)2 June 1992 (aged 20) 4 0 England Fulham
7 4FW Innocent Emeghara (1989-05-27)27 May 1989 (aged 23) 4 1 France Lorient
11 4FW Admir Mehmedi (1991-03-16)16 March 1991 (aged 21) 4 1 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv
12 4FW Josip Drmić (1992-08-08)8 August 1992 (aged 19) 3 0 Switzerland Zürich
14 4FW Steven Zuber (1991-08-17)17 August 1991 (aged 20) 4 0 Switzerland Grasshopper

Reserves[edit]

The following players were named as possible replacements in case any player from the main squad was injured.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
19 4FW Haris Seferović (1992-02-22)22 February 1992 (aged 20) 0 0 Italy Fiorentina
20 3MF Vullnet Basha (1990-07-11)11 July 1990 (aged 22) 0 0 Switzerland Sion
21 2DF Silvan Widmer (1993-03-05)5 March 1993 (aged 19) 0 0 Switzerland Aarau
22 1GK Roman Bürki (1990-11-14)14 November 1990 (aged 21) 0 0 Switzerland Grasshopper

Recent call-ups[edit]

On 23 March 2012 the following players were named as part of a 50-man preliminary squad called up for the 2012 Summer Olympics but did not make the final team.[8]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Joël Mall (1991-04-05)5 April 1991 (aged 21) 0 0 Switzerland Aarau
1GK Yann Sommer* (1988-12-17)17 December 1988 (aged 23) 0 0 Switzerland Basel
1GK Marco Wölfli* (1982-08-22)22 August 1982 (aged 29) 0 0 Switzerland Young Boys
2DF Loris Benito (1992-01-07)7 January 1992 (aged 20) 0 0 Switzerland Zürich
2DF Gaetano Berardi* (1988-08-21)21 August 1988 (aged 23) 0 0 Italy Sampdoria
2DF Mickaël Facchinetti (1991-02-15)15 February 1991 (aged 21) 0 0 Switzerland Lausanne-Sport
2DF Philippe Koch (1991-02-08)8 February 1991 (aged 21) 0 0 Switzerland Zürich
2DF Raphael Koch (1990-01-20)20 January 1990 (aged 22) 0 0 Switzerland Zürich
2DF Michael Lang (1991-02-08)8 February 1991 (aged 21) 0 0 Switzerland Grasshopper
2DF Alain Nef* (1982-02-06)6 February 1982 (aged 30) 0 0 Switzerland Young Boys
2DF Jonathan Rossini (1989-04-05)5 April 1989 (aged 23) 0 0 Italy Sampdoria
2DF Philippe Senderos* (1985-02-14)14 February 1985 (aged 27) 0 0 England Fulham
2DF Taulant Xhaka (1991-03-28)28 March 1991 (aged 21) 0 0 Switzerland Grasshopper
3MF Valon Behrami* (1985-04-19)19 April 1985 (aged 27) 0 0 Italy Napoli
3MF Moreno Costanzo* (1988-02-20)20 February 1988 (aged 24) 0 0 Switzerland Young Boys
3MF Gianluca D'Angelo (1991-03-13)13 March 1991 (aged 21) 0 0 Switzerland Grasshopper
3MF Kerim Frei (1993-11-19)19 November 1993 (aged 18) 0 0 England Fulham
3MF Fabian Lustenberger* (1988-05-02)2 May 1988 (aged 24) 0 0 Germany Hertha BSC
3MF Toko Nzuzi (1990-11-20)20 November 1990 (aged 21) 0 0 Switzerland Grasshopper
3MF Pirmin Schwegler* (1987-03-09)9 March 1987 (aged 25) 0 0 Germany Eintracht Frankfurt
3MF Xherdan Shaqiri (1991-10-10)10 October 1991 (aged 20) 0 0 Germany Bayern Munich
3MF Valentin Stocker (1989-04-12)12 April 1989 (aged 23) 0 0 Switzerland Basel
3MF Sébastien Wüthrich (1990-05-29)29 May 1990 (aged 22) 0 0 Switzerland Sion
3MF Granit Xhaka (1992-09-27)27 September 1992 (aged 19) 0 0 Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach
4FW Nassim Ben Khalifa (1992-01-13)13 January 1992 (aged 20) 0 0 Switzerland Grasshopper
4FW Mario Gavranović (1989-11-24)24 November 1989 (aged 22) 0 0 Switzerland Zürich
4FW Nico Siegrist (1991-06-09)9 June 1991 (aged 21) 0 0 Switzerland Aarau

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Europe U-23 Championship 1972". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 14 February 2004. Retrieved 6 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Europe U-23 Championship 1974". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 14 February 2004. Retrieved 6 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "Europe U-23 Championship 1976". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 14 February 2004. Retrieved 6 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Gabon – Switzerland". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 26 July 2012. Retrieved 27 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "South Korea – Switzerland". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 29 July 2012. Retrieved 30 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "Mexico – Switzerland". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 1 August 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "La Suisse avec Benaglio, Behrami et Klose aux Jeux Olympiques". Association Suisse de Football. 3 July 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2012.  (French)
  8. ^ "Liste des 50 joueurs présélectionnés par l’ASF". Association Suisse de Football. 23 March 2012. Retrieved 6 April 2012.  (French)