The FIFA World Cup 2022 is on the horizon, underway on 20th November in Qatar. In this episode, World Cup Coverage takes a deep look into the Switzerland Potential Squad for the World Cup 2022.
Switzerland made it out of the Group Stage four years ago following their draw against Brazil and victory over Serbia. Interestingly, Xherdan Shaqiri and co will face these two opponents again in the Group Stage.
After a good display in the Nations League earlier, which included victories over Spain and Portugal, Switzerland seems favorites to reach the knockout stages. However, they will face stiff challenges against world no. 1 Brazil, Serbia, and Cameroon in Group G.
The Swiss boss Murat Yakin will call a 26-man squad for the World Cup 2022. Who will make it to Qatar?
Switzerland Potential Squad
- Yann Sommer – Borussia Monchengladbach
- Yvon Mvogo – Lorient
- Jonas Omlin – Montpellier
- Gregor Kobel – Dortmund
- Philipp Köhn – Salzburg
- Ricardo Rodriguez – Torino
- Fabian Schar – Newcastle United
- Manuel Akanji – Manchester City
- Nico Elvedi – Borussia Monchengladbach
- Silvan Widmer -Mainz 05
- Kevin Mbabu – Fulham
- Eray Comert – Valencia
- Jordan Lotomba – Nice
- Leonidas Stergiou – St Gallen
- Ulisses Garcia – Young Boys
- Bryan Okoh – RB Salzburg
- Xherdan Shaqiri – Chicago Fire
- Granit Xhaka – Arsenal
- Remo Freuler – Nottingham Forest
- Denis Zakaria – Chelsea
- Djibril Sow – Eintracht Frankfurt
- Fabian Frei – Basel
- Michel Aebischer – Bologna
- Ardon Jashari – Luzern
- Haris Seferovic – Galatasaray
- Breel Embolo -Monaco
- Renato Steffen – Lugano
- Ruben Vargas – Augsburg
- Cedric Itten – Young Boys
- Den Ndoye – Basel
- Zeki Amdouni – Basel
- Noah Okafor – RB Salzburg
5 Best Switzerland Players in World Cup 2022
Here we look into the top 5 Swiss players in the Switzerland Potential Squad who could significantly impact the World Cup 2022 in Qatar.
#1 Xherdan Shaqiri
The proven veteran Xherdan Shaqiri is at the top of our list. The 31-year-old forward will be the Switzerland talisman in the FIFA World Cup 2022.
Currently playing for Chicago Fire, Shaqiri has scored 7 goals and provided 6 assists in 29 games in the MLS 2022.
#2 Granit Xhaka
Next on our list is the in-form veteran Granit Xhaka. The 30-year-old Arsenal midfielder has been in excellent touch this season.
He has scored 2 goals and 3 assists in 10 matches in the Premier League and will hope to continue for Switzerland in November.
#3 Breel Embolo
Much of the goal-scoring responsibility will be on Embolo. The 25-year-old Monaco striker could be crucial for the Swiss frontline in the World Cup.
Embolo has scored 5 goals and 2 assists in 11 matches for Monaco in the Ligue 1 this season so far.
#4 Fabian Schar
You need a rock-solid defender who can lead the backline in your team. We are giving you Fabian Schar. The 30-year-old Newcastle center-back will be key for Switzerland’s success in the Qatar World Cup. Fabian also poses an aerial threat which could come in handy.
#5 Yann Sommer
The Swiss fans can rely on the proven and safe hands of Yan Sommer. This could be the last World Cup for the 33-year-old Borussia M’Gladbach shot-stopper. Sommer will be another crucial player for the Swiss success.
Sommer is out injured due to an ankle injury and is expected to return before the World Cup.