Switzerland national football team

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Switzerland
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) A-Team
Nati (National Team)
Rossocrociati (Red Crosses)
Association Swiss Football Association
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Vladimir Petković
Captain Stephan Lichtsteiner
Most caps Heinz Hermann (118)[1]
Top scorer Alexander Frei (42)
FIFA code SUI
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 8 Decrease 2 (16 August 2018)
Highest 3 (August 1993)
Lowest 83 (December 1998)
Elo ranking
Current 16 Decrease 7 (9 July 2018)
Highest 9 (5 June 1924)
Lowest 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, 1954)
European Championship
Appearances 4 (first in 1996)
Best result Round of 16 (2016)
Olympic medal record
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1924 Paris Team

The Switzerland national football team is the national football team of Switzerland. The team is controlled by the Swiss Football Association.

Switzerland's best ever performance at the FIFA World Cup are three quarter-final appearances, in 1934, 1938 and 1954. They hosted the competition in 1954, where they played with Austria in the quarter-final match, losing 7–5, which today still stands as the highest scoring ever World Cup match.[2] At the 2006 FIFA World Cup, Switzerland set a FIFA World Cup record by being eliminated from the tournament despite not conceding a single goal, being eliminated by Ukraine in a penalty shootout in the round of sixteen; failing to score a single penalty, thus becoming the first nation to do so.[3] They didn't concede a goal until a match against Chile at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, conceding in the 75th minute; setting a World Cup finals record for consecutive minutes without conceding a goal.[4]

Switzerland and Austria were the co-hosts of UEFA Euro 2008, where the Swiss made their third appearance in the competition, but didn't progress from the group stage for the third time.[5][6]

Overall, Switzerland's best ever result at an official football competition was the silver medal they earned in 1924, after losing to Uruguay 3–0 in the final of the 1924 Olympic Games.[7]

History[edit]

1924–1966: Early years, host nation[edit]

At the 1924 Paris Olympic Games, Switzerland finished with a silver medal after losing to Uruguay in the final, losing 3–0.[8] The team's debut appearance at the World Cup was in 1934; where they reached the quarter-finals after beating the Netherlands 3–2 in the round of sixteen before getting knocked out by Czechoslovakia.[9][10] Switzerland once again reached the quarter-finals in 1938; after beating Germany in the round of sixteen, winning 4–2 after a replay but were knocked out by Hungary, losing 2–0.[11][12][13] At the 1950 World Cup, Switzerland were drawn in a group with Brazil, Yugoslavia and Mexico, where they lost 4–0 to Yugoslavia in the opening match, drew 2–2 with Brazil in their second match and beating Mexico 2–1 in their final group mach, and finished third in their group.[14] On 22 July 1946, Switzerland was awarded the right to host the 1954 FIFA World Cup unopposed, in Luxembourg City.[15] At the World Cup, Switzerland finished second in their group behind England; beating Italy and losing to England,[16] but qualified for the quarter-finals after beating Italy in a group play-off.[17] They were knocked out of the tournament after losing 7–5 to Austria.[18] At the 1962 World Cup, Switzerland finished bottom of the group, losing all three games, losing 3–1 to Chile, 2–1 to West Germany and 3–0 to Italy.[19] A similar results came at the 1966 World Cup, where Switzerland again finished bottom of the group and lost all three games, losing 5–0 to West Germany, 2–1 to Spain and 2–0 to Argentina.[20]

1992–1996: "Roy Hodgson" era[edit]

In 1992, Switzerland appointed English manager Roy Hodgson as head coach of the national team; and at the time of his appointment, the Swiss had not qualified for any major tournament since 1966.[21] Under his guidance, Switzerland rose to 3rd in the FIFA World Ranking in August 1993, which still remains their highest FIFA ranking to this day.[22] Hodgson lead Switzerland to the 1994 FIFA World Cup, losing just one game during qualifying, in a group that included Italy, and much fancied Portugal and Scotland.[23] The Swiss won their home tie with Italy, and in the away game, took a 2–0 lead before being pegged back to a 2–2 draw, and also took four points from Scotland, winning 3–1 at home and drawing 1–1 away.[24][25][26] Against the Portuguese, Switzerland drew 1–1 at home and lost 1–0 in the away fixture in Porto, their only defeat of the qualifying campaign.[27][28] Their opening match against the United States, on 18 June 1994, was played indoors; in the Pontiac Silverdome, and the two teams drew 1–1 in the opening match of the 1994 FIFA World Cup.[29] In the next match, they won 4–1 over Romania, and in their final game against Colombia, lost 2–0.[30][31] Nevertheless, Switzerland still qualified from the group, but were knocked out by Spain, losing 3–0.[32]

2000–2008: "Köbi Kuhn" era[edit]

Switzerland failed to qualify for the 1998 FIFA World Cup, hosted in France, as they finished 4th in their qualifying group, winning three games; 3–2 against Finland, 1–0 against Hungary and 5–0 against Azerbaijan, drawing one game against Hungary (1–1), and losing three games; 1–0 against Azerbaijan and losing both games against Norway, losing 1–0 at home and 5–0 away.[33]

At UEFA Euro 1996, Switzerland once again easily qualified for the tournament finals hosted in England, as they topped their qualifying group, losing just once; which was a 1–2 defeat to Turkey.[34][35][36] They were drawn in Group A, but their tournament was disappointing overall; as they finished bottom of the group.[37] Their opening match was against hosts England, and the two sides drew 1–1.[38] In their second match, they lost 2–0 to the Netherlands, and in their final group game, lost 1–0 to Scotland.[39][40] In qualifying for UEFA Euro 2004, Switzerland finished top of a group that featured Russia, the Republic of Ireland, Albania and Georgia.[41] The Swiss finished with 21 points and qualified for the finals in Portugal; where they were drawn in Group B with defending champions France, England and Croatia. They began the tournament with 0–0 draw with Croatia before succumbing to a 3–0 defeat to England in the next match.[42][43] They lost their final match against France; losing 3–1 and finishing bottom of the group.[44][45] Their only goal of the entire tournament was scored by Johan Vonlanthen, who became the youngest ever goalscorer at the Euros when he scored the equalizing goal against France; surpassing the previous record set only four days earlier by Wayne Rooney by three months.[46]

Switzerland, along with Austria, were chosen as co-hosts of UEFA Euro 2008.[47] Switzerland were drawn in Group A with Portugal, Turkey and the Czech Republic.[48] Their opening match was a 1–0 loss to the Czech Republic, followed by a 1–2 defeat to Turkey.[49][50] Their third match was against Portugal, with Switzerland winning 2–0 to ensure that Portugal would top their group with a defeat.[51]

The Uruguay v. Switzerland line-up in the Gold medal match at the 1924 Summer Olympics, held in Paris.

2008–2014: "Hitzfeld" era[edit]

In their first match at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the team defeated eventual champions Spain 1–0 with a goal by Gelson Fernandes, but they were still eliminated in the group stage.[52] In the second match, a goal scored by Mark González in the 75th minute of the game against Chile ended a 559-minute streak without conceding a goal in World Cup matches, beating the record previously held by Italy by nine minutes.[53][54][55] Switzerland did not advance further than the group after a 0–0 draw with Honduras in the third and final group match.[56]

The Switzerland national team line-up before the a friendly match against Argentina, 29th February 2012. Switzerland lost 1–3.[57]

Switzerland did not qualify for UEFA Euro 2012; missing out on the tournament for the first time in a decade, as they finished third in the qualifying group, a group featuring England, Montenegro, Wales and Bulgaria.[58] Switzerland's initial start in qualifying was overall poor; losing 1–3 to England in the first game played, in which Xherdan Shaqiri scored his first goal for the national team, followed by a 1–0 defeat to Montenegro.[59][60] Switzerland then recorded a 4–1 win over Wales before consecutive draws against Bulgaria (0–0) and England (2–2).[61][62][63] Switzerland's hopes of qualifying were restored with a 3–1 win over Bulgaria, with a hat-trick from Xherdan Shaqiri.[64] However, following a 2–0 loss to Wales (in which Reto Ziegler earned a red card) and Montenegro's surprising last-minute equalizer against England in a 2–2 draw, Switzerland's hopes of qualifying were mathematically made impossible.[65][66] In the final game, Switzerland earned redemption against Montenegro as they came out with a 2–0 win.[67] Switzerland's top goalscorer during the qualifying period was Xherdan Shaqiri, with 4 goals.[68]

At the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, Switzerland were drawn to play France, Honduras and Ecuador in the group stage.[69] They advanced to the round of sixteen with a 3–0 win over Honduras, with a hat-trick from Xherdan Shaqiri. In the knockout match against Argentina, they lost 1–0, conceding to Ángel Di María in the 118th minute.[70][71]

2016–present: Recent history[edit]

Switzerland jersey between 2008 and 2009.

At Euro 2016, Switzerland were selected to play in Group A of the tournament; alongside hosts France, Albania and Romania.[72] In the first game, Switzerland won 1–0 over Albania, with the only goal being scored by Fabian Schär in the 5th minute of the game.[73] The next match was a 1–1 draw with Romania, with Switzerland initially conceding from a penalty but equalizing in the second half following a goal from Admir Mehmedi.[74] The final group game was against France, drawing 0–0. However, the game spread notoriety for several Swiss players' jerseys being ripped during challenges with the French players, and also for the ball bursting during a challenge between Antoine Griezmann and Valon Behrami when they both converged on the ball, with the game also attracting attention for its poor surface, which was criticized by both coaches and players of the two teams; after the game, Switzerland's kit manufacturer had blamed "faulty material" for the incidents regarding the jerseys being ripped.[75][76][77][78] Switzerland, due to the draw, finished second in the group to set up a tie against Poland in the round of sixteen; initially the Swiss conceded but managed to find a late equalizer from Xherdan Shaqiri, who scored a bicycle-kick to send the game into extra-time, but the Swiss were knocked out as Granit Xhaka had missed the second penalty during the penalty shootout, as all other players managed to convert their penalties, with Poland winning 5–4 on penalties to go through and knock out the Swiss.[79][80][81]

In qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Switzerland were drawn with Portugal, Hungary, Faroe Islands, Latvia and Andorra.[82] The Swiss began their qualifying group with a shock 2–0 win over European champions Portugal, who had won the tournament less than two months prior to playing with them on 6 September.[83] Afterwards, they beat Hungary 2–3, Andorra 2–1, Faroe Islands 2–0, Latvia 1–0 in the first five games, leading the group on maximum points.[84][85][86][87] In the reverse fixtures, they beat Faroe Islands 2–0, Andorra 3–0, Latvia 3–0 and Hungary 5–2,[88][89][90][91] before facing Portugal in the final group game, where they lost 2–0,[92] meaning they would have to play in the play-offs; where they were ranked as the best second-placed team,[93][94] and were drawn to play Northern Ireland. In the first leg, played on 9 November, they won 1–0 through a controversial penalty scored by Ricardo Rodríguez, and three days later played in the second leg, drawing 0–0 and advancing to the World Cup finals in Russia with a 1–0 aggregate win.[95][96][97] Before the World Cup, Switzerland were ranked 6th in the world ranking, even ranking higher than eventual World Cup winners France.[98]

The Switzerland national team line-up before the game against Sweden, on 3 July 2018, in Saint Petersburg.[99]

At the World Cup, Switzerland were drawn to play Brazil, Serbia and Costa Rica in Group E.[100] They began their campaign with a 1–1 draw with Brazil,[101] before beating Serbia 2–1 through a late winning goal from Xherdan Shaqiri.[102] The game with Serbia sparked controversy for the celebrations performed by goalscorers Xherdan Shaqiri and Granit Xhaka (both ethnic Albanians), along with Stephan Lichtsteiner as the trio performed a celebration where they crossed their hands to depict a double-headed eagle, the official emblem of Albania, considered by many as an Albanian nationalist symbol, however, they were not banned by FIFA for this.[103][104][105][106] Their final group game was with Costa Rica; which they drew 2–2, with Blerim Džemaili and Josip Drmić scoring; thus finishing second in the group.[107] They were drawn to play Sweden in the round of sixteen; a fixture they lost 1–0, getting knocked out of the tournament.[108]

On 23 January 2018, Switzerland were selected to play in the inaugural edition of the UEFA Nations League; a tournament contested by all UEFA member's national teams, being drawn to play in League A, in Group 2, against Belgium and Iceland.[109][110]

Competitive record[edit]

Switzerland is yet to win a major international trophy, and the best result they have achieved thus far is the quarter-finals of the World Cup on three separate occasions, in 1934, 1938 and 1954, and they earned a silver medal at the 1924 Olympic Games, held in Paris, where they lost 3–0 to Uruguay in the final.[111] The Swiss youth teams have been more successful; as the U-17 squad won the 2002 UEFA U-17 Euro and the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup, while the U-21 squad qualified for the semi-finals of the 2002 UEFA U-21 Euro, and were finalists of the 2011 UEFA U-21 Euro.[112][113][114][115]

World Cup record[edit]

Switzerland's record at FIFA World Cups.[116]

FIFA World Cup record Qualification Record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 Did not enter Invited
Italy 1934 Quarter-finals 7th 2 1 0 1 5 5 2 0 2 0 4 4
France 1938 7th 3 1 1 1 5 5 1 1 0 0 2 1
Brazil 1950 Group stage 6th 3 1 1 1 4 6 2 2 0 0 8 4
Switzerland 1954 Quarter-finals 8th 4 2 0 2 11 11 Qualified as hosts
Sweden 1958 Did not qualify 4 0 1 3 6 11
Chile 1962 Group stage 16th 3 0 0 3 2 8 4 3 0 1 9 9
England 1966 16th 3 0 0 3 1 9 6 4 1 1 7 3
Mexico 1970 Did not qualify 6 2 1 3 5 8
West Germany 1974 6 2 2 2 2 4
Argentina 1978 4 1 0 3 3 5
Spain 1982 8 2 3 3 9 12
Mexico 1986 8 2 4 2 5 10
Italy 1990 8 2 1 5 10 14
United States 1994 Round of 16 16th 4 1 1 2 5 7 10 6 3 1 23 6
France 1998 Did not qualify 8 3 1 4 11 12
South KoreaJapan 2002 10 4 2 4 18 12
Germany 2006 Round of 16 10th 4 2 2 0 4 0 12 5 6 1 22 11
South Africa 2010 Group stage 19th 3 1 1 1 1 1 10 6 3 1 18 8
Brazil 2014 Round of 16 11th 4 2 0 2 7 7 10 7 3 0 17 6
Russia 2018 14th 4 1 2 1 5 5 12 10 1 1 24 7
Total Quarter-Finals 11/21 37 12 8 17 50 64 131 62 34 35 203 147

European Championship record[edit]

UEFA European Championship record Qualification Record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
France 1960 Did Not Enter Did Not Enter
Spain 1964 Did Not Qualify 2 0 1 1 2 4
Italy 1968 6 2 1 3 17 13
Belgium 1972 6 4 1 1 12 5
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1976 6 1 1 4 5 10
Italy 1980 8 2 0 6 7 18
France 1984 6 2 2 2 7 9
West Germany 1988 8 1 5 2 9 9
Sweden 1992 8 4 2 2 19 7
England 1996 Group Stage 13th 3 0 1 2 1 4 8 5 2 1 15 7
BelgiumNetherlands 2000 Did Not Qualify 8 4 2 2 9 5
Portugal 2004 Group Stage 15th 3 0 1 2 1 6 8 4 3 1 15 11
AustriaSwitzerland 2008 11th 3 1 0 2 3 3 Qualified as hosts
PolandUkraine 2012 Did Not Qualify 8 3 2 3 12 10
France 2016 Round of 16 11th 4 1 3 0 3 2 10 7 0 3 24 8
Europe 2020 To be determined To be determined
Total Group Stage 4/16 13 2 5 6 8 15 92 39 22 31 153 116

UEFA Nations League record[edit]

UEFA Championship record
Year Division Group Round Pos Pld W D L GF GA
2018–19 A 2 To be determined
Total 0/1 0 0 0 0 0 0

FIFA Confederations Cup record[edit]

Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
Saudi Arabia 1992 Did Not Enter
Saudi Arabia 1995 Did Not Qualify
Saudi Arabia 1997
Mexico 1999
South Korea Japan 2001
France 2003
Germany 2005
South Africa 2009
Brazil 2013
Russia 2017
Total 0/10 0 0 0 0 0 0

Previous squads[edit]

Team image[edit]

Kit[edit]

The Switzerland jersey between 20062007.

The Switzerland national team's traditional home kit is red shirts, white shorts and red socks, with the away kit being reverse with white shirts, red shorts and white socks, although the colours of the shorts and socks are interchangeable if there is a minor clash. Switzerland, ever since being established in 1895, have always had the same colour code, as tradition and homage to the national colours which are derived from the Swiss flag. The current kit manufacturer is Puma.

Kit sponsorship[edit]

Kit supplier Duration
Germany Adidas 1976–1989
Austria Blacky 1990–1992
Italy Lotto 1992–1998
Germany Puma 1998–present

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Name
Head Coach Bosnia and Herzegovina Switzerland Vladimir Petković
Assistant Coach Switzerland Philippe Senderos
Goalkeeping Coach Switzerland Patrick Foletti
Fitness Coach Switzerland Ludwig Schäuble

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following players have been called up for the 2018 FIFA World Cup final squad.[117][118]
Caps and goals updated on 3 July 2018 after the match against Sweden.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Yann Sommer (1988-12-17) 17 December 1988 (age 29) 39 0 Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach
12 1GK Yvon Mvogo (1994-06-06) 6 June 1994 (age 24) 0 0 Germany RB Leipzig
21 1GK Roman Bürki (1990-11-14) 14 November 1990 (age 27) 9 0 Germany Borussia Dortmund

2 2DF Stephan Lichtsteiner (Captain) (1984-01-16) 16 January 1984 (age 34) 103 8 England Arsenal
3 2DF François Moubandje (1990-06-21) 21 June 1990 (age 28) 18 0 France Toulouse
4 2DF Nico Elvedi (1996-09-30) 30 September 1996 (age 21) 6 0 Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach
5 2DF Manuel Akanji (1995-07-19) 19 July 1995 (age 23) 11 0 Germany Borussia Dortmund
6 2DF Michael Lang (1991-02-08) 8 February 1991 (age 27) 27 2 Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach
13 2DF Ricardo Rodríguez (1992-08-25) 25 August 1992 (age 25) 57 5 Italy Milan
20 2DF Johan Djourou (1987-01-18) 18 January 1987 (age 31) 75 2 Italy SPAL
22 2DF Fabian Schär (1991-12-20) 20 December 1991 (age 26) 42 7 England Newcastle United

8 3MF Remo Freuler (1992-04-15) 15 April 1992 (age 26) 10 0 Italy Atalanta
10 3MF Granit Xhaka (3rd captain) (1992-09-27) 27 September 1992 (age 25) 66 10 England Arsenal
11 3MF Valon Behrami (Vice-captain) (1985-04-19) 19 April 1985 (age 33) 83 2 Italy Udinese
14 3MF Steven Zuber (1991-08-17) 17 August 1991 (age 26) 15 4 Germany 1899 Hoffenheim
15 3MF Blerim Džemaili (1986-04-12) 12 April 1986 (age 32) 69 10 Italy Bologna
16 3MF Gelson FernandesRET (1986-09-02) 2 September 1986 (age 31) 67 2 Germany Eintracht Frankfurt
17 3MF Denis Zakaria (1996-11-20) 20 November 1996 (age 21) 12 0 Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach
23 3MF Xherdan Shaqiri (1991-10-10) 10 October 1991 (age 26) 74 21 England Liverpool

7 4FW Breel Embolo (1997-02-14) 14 February 1997 (age 21) 29 3 Germany Schalke 04
9 4FW Haris Seferović (1992-02-22) 22 February 1992 (age 26) 54 12 Portugal Benfica
18 4FW Mario Gavranović (1989-11-24) 24 November 1989 (age 28) 16 5 Croatia Dinamo Zagreb
19 4FW Josip Drmić (1992-08-08) 8 August 1992 (age 26) 32 10 Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach

Recent call-ups[edit]

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
GK Gregor Kobel (1997-12-06) 6 December 1997 (age 20) 0 0 Germany 1899 Hoffenheim 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE
GK Marwin Hitz (1987-09-18) 18 September 1987 (age 30) 2 0 Germany Borussia Dortmund v.  Panama, 27 March 2018

DF Timm Klose (1988-05-09) 9 May 1988 (age 30) 16 0 England Norwich City 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE
DF Silvan Widmer (1993-03-05) 5 March 1993 (age 25) 9 0 Switzerland Basel 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE
DF Kevin Mbabu (1995-04-19) 19 April 1995 (age 23) 0 0 Switzerland Young Boys 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE
DF Léo Lacroix (1992-02-27) 27 February 1992 (age 26) 0 0 Germany Hamburger v.  Northern Ireland, 12 November 2017

MF Fabian Frei (1989-01-08) 8 January 1989 (age 29) 14 3 Switzerland Basel 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE
MF Luca Zuffi (1990-03-27) 27 March 1990 (age 28) 4 0 Switzerland Basel 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE
MF Edimilson Fernandes (1996-04-15) 15 April 1996 (age 22) 3 0 Italy Fiorentina 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE
MF Djibril Sow (1997-02-06) 6 February 1997 (age 21) 0 0 Switzerland Young Boys 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE

FW Eren Derdiyok (1988-06-12) 12 June 1988 (age 30) 60 11 Turkey Galatasaray 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE
FW Admir Mehmedi (1991-03-16) 16 March 1991 (age 27) 58 7 Germany VfL Wolfsburg 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE / INJ
FW Dimitri Oberlin (1997-09-27) 27 September 1997 (age 20) 1 0 Switzerland Basel 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE
FW Albian Ajeti (1997-02-26) 26 February 1997 (age 21) 0 0 Switzerland Basel 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE

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

Most appearances and goals[edit]

Most number of appearances and goals for the Swiss national team. Players in bold are still playing for the national team. Last updated after the match against Sweden, 3 July 2018.[119]

Managers[edit]

Vladimir Petković is the current manager, taking the role in 2014.
Nat Name Record
G W D L %
Bosnia and Herzegovina Switzerland Vladimir Petković 01.08.2014 – present 42 26 7 9 061.90
Germany Switzerland Ottmar Hitzfeld 01.07.2008 – 01.07.2014 61 30 18 13 049.18
Switzerland Jakob "Köbi" Kuhn 11.09.2001 – 30.06.2008 70 30 16 24 042.86
Argentina Enzo Trossero 14.07.2000 – 08.06.2001 8 3 3 2 037.50
France Hans-Peter Zaugg 19.02.2000 – 26.04.2000 0 0 0 0 !
France Switzerland Gilbert Gress 01.07.1998 – 31.12.1999 12 4 3 5 033.33
Austria Switzerland Rolf Fringer 15.08.1996 – 14.10.1997 9 3 1 5 033.33
Portugal Artur Jorge 13.03.1996 – 18.06.1996 4 0 1 3 000.00
England Roy Hodgson 01.07.1992 – 30.06.1996 22 9 5 8 040.91
Germany Uli Stielike 01.07.1989 – 31.12.1991 17 7 4 6 041.18
France Switzerland Daniel Jeandupeux 12.03.1986 – 26.04.1989 21 5 8 8 023.81
Switzerland Paul Wolfisberg 01.01.1981 – 31.12.1985
20.06.1989 – 22.06.1989
33 11 12 10 033.33
Switzerland Leo Walker 05.05.1979 – 21.12.1980 12 3 0 9 025.00
Switzerland Roger Vonlanthen 28.02.1977 – 28.03.1979 9 1 0 8 011.11
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Miroslav Blažević 22.09.1976 – 09.10.1976 2 0 0 2 000.00
Switzerland Bruno Michaud 26.04.1972 – 09.05.1973 3 0 2 1 000.00
Switzerland Louis Maurer 01.07.1970 – 30.06.1972 8 4 2 2 050.00
Switzerland René Hüssy 22.04.1970 – 03.05.1970
22.06.1973 – 08.09.1976
25 4 3 18 016.00
Switzerland Erwin Ballabio 14.02.1968 – 03.11.1969 4 2 1 1 050.00
Italy Alfredo Foni 01.07.1964 – 05.01.1967
01.10.1967 – 23.12.1967
15 4 2 9 026.67
Czech Republic Switzerland Jiri Sobotka 15.04.1964 – 10.05.1964 3 1 0 2 033.33
Austria Willibald Hahn 20.09.1958 – 25.10.1959 2 0 0 2 000.00
Switzerland Jacques Spagnoli 01.05.1955 – 26.05.1958 8 1 2 5 012.50
Switzerland Hans Rüegsegger 19.09.1954 – 10.10.1954 1 0 0 1 000.00
Switzerland Franco Andreoli 19.03.1950 – 22.11.1950 6 2 2 2 033.33
Austria Karl Rappan 19.09.1937 – 12.06.1938
01.02.1942 – 02.10.1949
01.07.1953 – 30.06.1954
27.03.1960 – 11.11.1963
36 10 5 21 027.78
Switzerland Schweizer Auswahlkomitee 14.12.1924 – 25.03.1934
14.10.1934 – 17.05.1937
18.09.1938 – 01.01.1941
15.10.1950 – 20.09.1952
45 9 8 28 020.00
England Jimmy Hogan 1924 – 1924 2 1 0 1 050.00
Austria Francois Dégerine 1905 – 1910 3 1 0 2 033.33

All-time head-to-head record[edit]

As of 3 July 2018

  Positive Record   Neutral Record   Negative Record

  1. ^ Includes matches against  Czechoslovakia.
  2. ^ Includes matches against  West Germany.
  3. ^ Includes matches against  Irish Free State.
  4. ^ Includes matches against  Soviet Union.
  5. ^ Includes matches against  Yugoslavia and  Serbia and Montenegro.

National team results[edit]

Recent results and future matches.[120] Blue background colour indicates competitive matches.

Date Competition Opponent Venue Score Swiss scorers (International goal) Ref
31 August 2017 WC2018-Q  Andorra Switzerland Kybunpark, St. Gallen 3–0 Seferović (9th), Seferović (10th), Lichtsteiner (7th)
3 September 2017 WC2018-Q  Latvia Latvia Skonto Stadium, Riga 3–0 Seferović (11th), Džemaili (7th), Rodríguez (2nd),
7 October 2017 WC2018-Q  Hungary Switzerland St. Jakob-Park, Basel 5–2 Xhaka (8th), Frei (2nd), Zuber (1st), Zuber (2nd), Lichtsteiner (8th)
10 October 2017 WC2018-Q  Portugal Portugal Estádio da Luz, Lisbon 0–2
9 November 2017 WC2018-Q  Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Windsor Park, Belfast 1–0 Rodríguez (3rd)
12 November 2017 WC2018-Q  Northern Ireland Switzerland St. Jakob-Park, Basel 0–0
23 March 2018 Friendly  Greece Greece Olympic Stadium, Athens 1–0 Džemaili (8th)
27 March 2018 Friendly  Panama Switzerland Swissporarena, Lucerne 6–0 Džemaili (9th), Xhaka (9th), Embolo (3rd), Zuber (3rd), Gavranović (5th), Frei (3rd)
3 June 2018 Friendly  Spain Spain Estadio de la Cerámica, Villarreal 1–1 Rodríguez (4th)
8 June 2018 Friendly  Japan Switzerland Cornaredo Stadium, Lugano 2–0 Rodríguez (5th), Seferović (12th)
17 June 2018 WC2018  Brazil Russia Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don 1–1 Zuber (4th)
22 June 2018 WC2018  Serbia Russia Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad 2–1 Xhaka (10th), Shaqiri (21st)
27 June 2018 WC2018  Costa Rica Russia Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod 2–2 Džemaili (10th), Drmić (10th)
3 July 2018 WC2018  Sweden Russia Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg 0–1
8 September 2018 NL2018–19  Iceland Switzerland Kybunpark, St. Gallen
11 September 2018 Friendly  England England King Power Stadium, Leicester
12 October 2018 NL2018–19  Belgium Belgium King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels
15 October 2018 NL2018–19  Iceland Iceland Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík
14 November 2018 Friendly  Qatar Switzerland
18 November 2018 NL2018–19  Belgium Switzerland Swissporarena, Lucerne
2020 Friendly  Germany Switzerland

Swiss youth teams[edit]

See also[edit]

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