In this blog we will be taking a comprehensive look at the Switzerland national football team and their chances of winning yet another FIFA World Cup. Are you a supporter of the Switzerland football team? Check out betting tips and odds at LV BET Sportsbook and place your bets on your favourite team.
The Switzerland football team have appeared in the finals of the World Cup on 11 occasions, the first being in 1934, and again in 1938 where they finished in seventh place. The Switzerland team made their eleventh appearance in the 2018 World Cup in Russia when they were knocked out against Sweden in the round of 16 stages.
The Switzerland national football team managed to reach the quarter-finals on three occasions in 1934, 1938 and 1954. From 1970 till 1990, Switzerland failed to qualify for the group stages which is one of the longest runs.
Read on to learn more about:
- Switzerland’s football team FIFA World Cup history
- Switzerland’s road to Qatar
- Switzerland squad
- LV BET betting tips on Switzerland
Switzerland at the FIFA World Cup
The Switzerland team achieved their best finish when they hosted the FIFA World Cup in 1954. They were able to reach the quarter-finals by winning two and losing two games in the process. Switzerland have not enjoyed great success in the World Cup, especially during the 1970-90 period when they did not qualify for the World Cup group stage in six consecutive occasions.
In recent years, one of the best performances for the Switzerland football team was in 2006 when they placed 10th, winning two games and drawing the other two. Throughout these four games, the Switzerland team did not concede a single goal going out on penalties.
In the Qatar FIFA World Cup, Switzerland will make their twelfth appearance in the group stage and will be pushing towards a record best finish.
Switzerland’s successes and failures at the previous FIFA World Cup
Switzerland national football team have not enjoyed many successful campaigns in the World Cup. Performances in the early stages of the World Cup in 1934 and 1938 when the Switzerland squad managed to get to the quarter-finals are noteworthy. It’s also worth mentioning the 2006 campaign when in four games Switzerland did not concede a single goal, a record not many national teams have achieved.
One of the biggest failures for the Switzerland national team was during the 1962 and 1966 World Cups, when they lost all the matches in the group stage and finished dead last. Those campaigns were then followed up by a 20-year gap as they failed to qualify for the World Cup finals.
Switzerland’s road to the Qatar 2022 World Cup
Switzerland national football team managed to beat Italy for the top spot in Group C, winning five and drawing three games in the process. Switzerland drew twice against European champions Italy, who will be missing out on the second FIFA World Cup in a row.
Group C consisted of Italy, Northern Ireland, Bulgaria and Lithuania, who finished at the bottom of the group, losing seven and winning just one game.
When the group was selected, Italy were the favourite to advance to the World Cup, but Switzerland managed to win over that challenge.
Who will Switzerland play against at the Qatar 2022 World Cup?
In next November’s FIFA World Cup, the Switzerland national team will be competing in Group G. Group G will have Brazil, Serbia and Cameroon fighting for the top two places.
Brazil are the outright favourites to win the group as they are also tipped to win the tournament, with Switzerland and Serbia behind but not much separating the two sides. Cameroon are priced as the least likely to win Group G.
The fixture for the Switzerland national team are as follows:
- Switzerland vs Cameroon 24 November 2022 11:00 AI Wakrah Sports Complex
- Brazil vs Switzerland 28 November 2022 17:00 Stadium 974
- Serbia vs Switzerland 2 December 2022 20:00 Stadium 974
Switzerland squad for the World Cup in Qatar
Switzerland national football team players pride themselves in having a well-coached side with great talents up and down the field. Some of the biggest players within the Switzerland squad are Xherdan Shaqiri, Granit Xhaka, Yann Sommer and Haris Seferovic.
Some of the greatest memories in recent years come from Xherdan Shaqiri when in Euro 2016, he scored an outstanding scissors kick from outside the box, which you can rewatch here.
Other players within the Switzerland national team are Fabian Schar, who currently plays with Newcastle, Kevin Mbabu, Denis Zakaria and Manuel Akanji. The coach for the Switzerland national team will be Murat Yakin, who secured their trip to Qatar.
Where to see FIFA World Cup 2022 matches in Switzerland?
All around Switzerland, there will be places where you can enjoy a nice meal whilst watching the Switzerland National team in action. Kick-off times will vary depending on the fixture, but all will be played in the late or early afternoon.
You will be able to watch all the action unfold in all FIFA World Cup license holders as well as bars and restaurants that own the rights to show the matches.
For more information, please visit the official FIFA website here.
Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022 tickets — prices, sale dates and tournament stages
For more information regarding ticket sales and accessibility tickets, please visit the official website here.
All tickets are sold in Qatari riyal (QAR) to both residents of Qatar and International fans.
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|Match for 3rd place||1,550||1,100||750|
Betting tips and odds on Switzerland national team
At LV BET, we have a wide array of betting options. You are able to place your bets on the stage of elimination for the Switzerland national team.
Switzerland are priced at 11/2 (5.50) to win Group G.
Brazil are the favourites to win Group G at 13/9 (1.45), with Serbia at 13/2 (6.50) and Cameroon at 12/1 (13.00)