Switzerland at Euro 2024: squad, group, schedule, kits and odds to win

Football news 28 may 2024, 05:59
Lars Foster Dailysports's expert Lars Foster
Switzerland at Euro 2024: squad, group, schedule, kits and odds to win Switzerland at Euro 2024: squad, group, schedule, kits and odds to win

The main event in the world of European national teams - UEFA Euro 2024 - starts on 14 June. 24 national teams will compete for the title of the strongest team on the continent.

The Dailysports team has prepared for you an article about another national team that will take part in the tournament in Germany - the Swiss national team.

What is Switzerland's highest achievement in the history of European Championships?

Despite the fact that Switzerland missed only two World Cups until 1966, the team managed to qualify for the European Championship only at the tenth attempt and only in 1996.

However, the team's debut did not go well, and they had to wait for their first victory at the continental tournaments until the European Championship at home in 2008. However, then, as well as at Euro-1996 and Euro-2004, they failed to get out of the group.

They managed to do it at the 2016 European Championship, reaching the 1/8 finals, but they managed to surpass the achievement at the next tournament, losing to Spain in a penalty shoot-out quarter-final.

Who was included in the list of the Swiss national team for Euro 2024?

On 18 May, the head coach of the Swiss team Murat Yakin announced the preliminary list, which consists of 38 players. On 7 June, according to UEFA regulations, the final list was reduced to 26 players.

  • Goalkeepers: Yann Sommer (Internazionale), Yvon Mvogo (Lorient), Gregor Kobel (Borussia Dortmund)
  • Defenders: Ricardo Rodríguez (Torino), Fabian Schär (Newcastle United), Manuel Akanji (Manchester City), Nico Elvedi (Borussia Monchengladbach), Silvan Widmer (Mainz), Cedric Zesiger (VfL Wolfsburg), Leonidas Stergiou (VfB Stuttgart)
  • Midfielders: Granit Xhaka (Bayer Leverkusen), Xherdan Shaqiri (Chicago Fire FC), Remo Freuler (Bologna), Denis Zakaria (AS Monaco), Michel Aebischer (Bologna), Fabian Rieder (Stade Rennais), Ardon Jashari (FC Luzern), Vincent Sierro (Toulouse)
  • Forwards: Breel Embolo (AS Monaco), Steven Zuber (AEK Athens), Ruben Vargas (FC Augsburg), Renato Steffen (FC Lugano), Noah Okafor (AC Milan), Zeki Amdouni (Burnley), Dan Ndoye (Bologna), Kwadwo Duah (Ludogorets Razgrad)

Who is the head coach of the Swiss national team?

The Swiss national team since August 2021 is headed by domestic specialist Murat Yakin. The 49-year-old coach mainly worked in his home country, only working abroad in 2014-2015.

It is noteworthy that when he was a player, he defended the colours of the national team for ten years, playing 49 matches for the Swiss national team between 1994 and 2004.

How did Switzerland qualify for Euro 2024?

In the qualifying round the Swiss national team was placed in Group I, in which the team's opponents were Rumania, Israel, belarus, Kosovo and Andorra.

Yakin's wards were close to being left without a ticket to the continental championship, as half (five out of ten) matches were drawn and only two points ahead of Israel.

But, with 17 points, the Swiss managed to finish second in the group and win a direct ticket to the tournament.

What is the schedule of matches in Switzerland's group at Euro 2024?

The Swiss have been drawn in Group A, where they will be joined by the tournament hosts Germans, Scotland and Hungary.

  • 15.06 21:00 Hungary - Switzerland (RheinEnergie-Stadion, Cologne)
  • 19.06 21:00 Scotland - Switzerland (RheinEnergie-Stadion, Cologne)
  • 23.06 21:00 Switzerland - Germany (Deutsche Bank Park, Frankfurt)

Time - CET

What kit will Switzerland play in at Euro 2024?

The Swiss national team will be wearing a jersey produced by manufacturer Puma for the continental tournament. The home kit is in traditional red and white colours with a burgundy insert, while the pattern on the kit is reminiscent of traditional Swiss clothing.

The away kit is made in an unusual style: the white base is combined with dark blue logos and trim. The side panels are ice blue in colour, and a faint pattern can be seen on the front of the jersey.

What are the odds on the Swiss national team at Euro 2024?

Analysts of bookmaker offices do not consider the Swiss team as a favourite for the tournament. The odds on the victory of Yakin's wards at the tournament are 70. However, bookmakers give the Swiss a good chance to qualify for the play-offs.

Thus, with odds of 2.55 Switzerland are the main contender to finish second in their quartet, which, we remind you, is a direct entry into the play-offs.

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