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

By Andrew Francis

Published: 10:45, 6 December 2022

Can Switzerland overcome a tough last-16 tie against Portugal and make a serious impression in the latter stages of the World Cup? Get our Switzerland betting preview here.

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

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Switzerland route to the World Cup 2022 Final in Qatar

Group stage fixtures

Fixture Stadium Date
Switzerland 1-0 Cameroon Al Janoub Stadium 24 November 2022
Brazil 0-1 Switzerland Stadium 974 28 November 2022
Serbia 2-3 Switzerland Stadium 974 02 December 2022

Who could Switzerland meet in the knockout rounds?

As runners-up in Group G, Switzerland face a match-up against Portugal in the first knockout round. If they overcome Cristiano Ronaldo and Co, be prepared to take on Iberian opposition for the quarter-finals as well, with Spain favourites to beat Morocco in their last-16 tie. One of either England or France await in the semi-finals, before Brazil, Argentina, the Netherlands or Croatia come into play in the final.

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

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 the knockouts. 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.

Switzerland player to watch – Granit Xhaka

Among the most experienced players in Switzerland’s squad, Xhaka, who has 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 are to take down Portugal. 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 will be key in the last 16.

Switzerland emerging player to look out for – Noah Okafor

It was a toss-up as to whether Noah Okafor would have been part of Switzerland’s final squad, but the 22-year-old Red Bull Salzburg forward made the cut and he’s been catching the eye. He’s already bagged two international goals across 11 appearances while his Champions League form this term has certainly captured the imagination, having score in three successive games against AC Milan, Chelsea and Dinamo Zagreb. He has been used as a substitute twice this tournament, and will be hoping to make an impact if given a chance against Portugal.

Switzerland tactical analysis & likely formation at the World Cup

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

The base of Xhaka and Freuler in midfield gives plenty of freedom to the more attack minded Sow, Shaqiri, Vargas and Embolo. 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 Petkovic, who had been in charge for seven years.

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 is 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 Hugi 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 both played in 10 World Cup games for Switzerland, but Xherdan Shaqiri has recently surpassed that record with 11.