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Switzerland odds to win World Cup 2022: Confirmed squad, route to the final, ranking & form

By Andrew Francis

Published: 15:35, 17 November 2022 | Updated: 12:23, 21 November 2022

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The Swiss team definitely have plenty of experience on the biggest stage, with this being the 12th time they would’ve competed at the World Cup. They haven’t achieved much success though, making the round of 16 four times since 1994 but failing to advance past that stage.

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Latest Switzerland odds to win the World Cup

Betting market Midnite
Switzerland to win the World Cup 100/1
Switzerland to reach semi-final odds 10/1
Switzerland to reach quarter-final odds 333/100
Switzerland odds to win Group G 9/2
Xherdan Shaqiri World Cup Golden Boot odds 10/1
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It’s not a guarantee and will depend on who finishes where in Group H, but Switzerland could be a good fit for the quarter-finals if they get out of a very interesting group. Switzerland may even fancy themselves to go even further than that, being more than capable of causing problems for bigger nations.

Switzerland route to the World Cup 2022 Final in Qatar

Group stage fixtures

Fixture Stadium Date*
Switzerland vs Cameroon Al Janoub Stadium 24 November 2022, 10am
Brazil vs Switzerland Stadium 974 28 November 2022, 4pm
Serbia vs Switzerland Stadium 974 02 December 2022, 7pm
*All times GMT

It’s a tough group for Switzerland but not one that is impossible to escape from. Brazil will, obviously, represent the biggest challenge for the side but their game against Serbia could be the key battle in determining who makes the knockout stages alongside the South American giants.

Who could Switzerland meet in the knockout rounds?

If Switzerland were to win Group G they would face the runners-up of Group H, currently expected to be Uruguay, though South Korea and Ghana will also be in with a chance. After that, the winners of Group E and runners-up of Group F will be the potential opponent, opening up the likes of Belgium, Croatia, Germany and Spain. There are no easy semi-finals in the World Cup and even if they win their group Denmark will have to face someone from the likes of Netherlands, England, Argentina or France.

If Switzerland win Group G Potential opponent
Round of 16 Uruguay
Quarter-Final Spain
Semi-Final Argentina
Final France

If Switzerland don’t win Group G but still qualify, they’ll go to the other side of the bracket and take on Group H winners, expected to be Portugal. From there they will face either the Group F winner or Group E runners up, which again brings Spain, Germany, Belgium and Croatia into play. Things don’t get easier the deeper you go into the competition it looks like it could be a very tricky route to the final if Switzerland don’t win Group G

If Switzerland come runners up in Group G Potential opponent
Round of 16 Portugal
Quarter-Final Belgium
Semi-Final France
Final Argentina

Confirmed Switzerland World Cup 2022 squad

Player  Position Age Club
Yann Sommer Goalkeeper 33 Borussia Monchengladbach
Jonas Omlin Goalkeeper 28 Montpellier
Gregor Kobel Goalkeeper 24 Borussia Dortmund
Philipp Kôhn Goalkeeper 24 Red Bull Salzburg
Silvan Widmer Defender 29 Mainz 05
Nico Elvedi Defender 26 Borussia Monchengladbach
Manuel Akanji Defender 27 Manchester City
Ricardo Rodriguez Defender 30 Torino
Eray Cômert Defender 24 Valencia
Fabian Schär Defender 30 Newcastle United
Edmilson Fernandes Midfielder 26 Mainz 05
Denis Zakaria Midfielder 25 Chelsea
Remo Freuler Midfielder 30 Nottingham Forest
Granit Xhaka Midfielder 30 Arsenal
Renato Steffen Midfielder 31 Lugano
Michel Aebischer Midfielder 25 Bologna
Djibril Sow Midfielder 25 Eintracht Frankfurt
Fabian Frei Midfielder 33 Basel
Xherdan Shaqiri Midfielder 31 Chicago Fire
Fabian Rieder Midfielder 20 Young Boys
Ardon Jashari Midfielder 20 Luzern
Breel Embolo Forward 25 Monaco
Haris Seferovic Forward 30 Galatasaray
Christian Fassnacht Forward 29 Young Boys
Ruben Vargas Forward 24 FC Augsburg
Noah Okafor Forward 22 Red Bull Salzburg

Switzerland players to watch at this year’s World Cup 2022

Switzerland top World Cup Golden Boot contender – Xherdan Shaqiri

While it will certainly not be the only factor determining their progress, the form of Xherdan Shaqiri is likely to be key to how far Switzerland go in Qatar. Shaqiri is plying his trade in MLS now, with Chicago Fire and this is likely to be his last tournament as the talisman for his nation. He’ll be hoping to go out with a bang and could be a great shout, especially if the Swiss have a deep run in the competition. 

Switzerland player to watch – Granit Xhaka

Among the most experienced players in Switzerland’s squad the defensive midfielder, who suddenly taken on a box-to-box role for club side Arsenal, will need to play a foundational role in more ways than one if the central European nation is to go deep into this forthcoming tournament. In the past, his temperament has gotten the better of him but that is seemingly no longer a concern. Now a threat in the opposition box, as well as a presence in his own half Xhaka, could use the Qatar finals as a showcase of his maturation as a footballer.

Switzerland emerging player to look out for – Noah Okafor

It was a toss-up as to whether Noah Okafor is part of Switzerland’s final squad but the 22-year-old Red Bull Salzburg forward is in and he’s been catching the eye. He’s already bagged two international goals across eight appearances while his domestic form has Premier League outfits Nottingham Forest and Leeds United as well as Serie A giants AC Milan interested.

Switzerland tactical analysis & likely formation at the World Cup

Since taking charge Murat Yakin has predominantly utilised a 4-2-3-1 shape. He’s expected to retain that formation in Qatar though Yakin has in the past adopted a back-three (on debut against Greece) and a two-man attack (4-4-2 diamond against the Czech Republic in June 2022).

The base of Xhaka and Freuler in midfield give plenty of freedom to the more attack minded Sow, Shaqiri and Vargas, although the latter has played at left back in his time so offers some good balance down the left. There is a lack of depth in both full back positions for Switzerland so avoiding injury and keeping their key players fit will be a big boost to the side.

Switzerland FAQs

Where are Switzerland in the FIFA world rankings?

Switzerland are currently 15th in the FIFA world ranking, moving up from 16th place following some good results against Spain and Portugal in the Nations League.

Who is the Switzerland manager?

Murat Yakin was named Switzerland manager in August 2021, replacing Vladimir Petković, who had been in charge for seven years. Yakin has seven of his 15 games in charge of the Swiss National Team.

Who is the current Switzerland captain?

Granit Xhaka is the Switzerland captain. The Arsenal midfielder has amassed over 100 caps for his country, scoring 12 times along the way.

How many times have Switzerland won the World Cup?

Switzerland have never won the World Cup but have reached the quarter finals on three occasions, although the most recent of these was in 1954.

How many times have Switzerland competed in the World Cup?

This will be Switzerland’s 12th appearance at the World Cup and their fifth tournament appearance in a row. 

Who has scored Switzerland most goals in World Cup tournaments?

Josef Hügi is Switzerland’s top scorer at World Cup tournaments, scoring all six of his goals in 1954.

Which player from Switzerland has the most World Cup appearances?

Stephan Lichtsteiner and Valon Behrami have both played in 10 World Cup games for Switzerland, although that record could be beaten in Qatar by Xherdan Shaqiri.