Soccer-Yakin names experienced Swiss squad for World Cup

  • Football
  • Wednesday, 09 Nov 2022

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - UEFA Nations League - Group B - Switzerland v Czech Republic - Kybun Park, St. Gallen, Switzerland - September 27, 2022 Switzerland coach Murat Yakin applauds fans before the match REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo

(Reuters) - Switzerland coach Murat Yakin will lean on experience at the World Cup in Qatar, naming on Wednesday several veterans, including Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri, in a 26-man squad for this month's tournament.

"We were spoiled for choice in some positions," Yakin said in a statement.

"Many players have delivered convincing performances in recent weeks and months. But in the end I had to limit myself to 26 names. I'm convinced that these 26 players can always help us to achieve our goals."

Switzerland open their World Cup campaign in Qatar against Cameroon on Nov. 24 and also face Brazil and Serbia in Group G.


Goalkeepers: Gregor Kobel, Yann Sommer, Jonas Omlin, Philipp Kohn

Defenders: Manuel Akanji, Eray Comert, Nico Elvedi, Fabian Schar, Silvan Widmer, Ricardo Rodriguez, Edimilson Fernandes

Midfielders: Michel Aebischer, Xherdan Shaqiri, Renato Steffen, Granit Xhaka, Denis Zakaria, Fabian Frei, Remo Freuler, Noah Okafor, Fabian Rieder, Ardon Jashari

Forwards: Breel Embolo, Ruben Vargas, Djibril Sow, Haris Seferovic, Christian Fassnacht

(Reporting by Aadi Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Christian Radnedge)

Article type: free
User access status:
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!


Next In Football

Soccer-Boufal and Sabiri score to give Morocco 2-1 win over Brazil
Soccer-England's Kane tells PM Sunak he aims to be Premier League record scorer
Soccer-Wales snatch late goal to draw with Croatia
Soccer-Late Joselu double helps Spain beat Norway 3-0 in Euro qualifier
Soccer-Germany kick off Euro 2024 mission with 2-0 friendly win over Peru
Soccer-Man United go top of WSL with win over West Ham, Arsenal thrash Spurs
Soccer-Hectic club schedule sees Courtois skip Belgium international
Soccer-Turkey recover to beat Armenia 2-1 in Euro qualifier
Soccer-Dutch pair De Ligt and Verbruggen back in training after virus scare
Soccer-England do not need to call up reinforcements for Ukraine qualifier, says Southgate

Others Also Read