June 4, 2014

2014 FIFA World Cup teams: Switzerland (UEFA), prominent players in 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying (theoretical best XI for Switzerland, with 4 other player-options listed).

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Switzerland national team. UEFA (Europe). Nicknames: in the French: La Nati (the National); in the German: Schweitzer Nati (Swiss National); in the Italian: Rossocrociati (the Red Cross). Home jersey: bright red with white trim.
-Switzerland is in Group E (with Ecuador, France, and Honduras), ‘2014 FIFA World Cup Group E‘ (

2014 FIFA World Cup qualification: 2014 is Switzerland’s 10th qualification out of 19 tries (1930: did not enter).
Switzerland has qualified for the World Cup in: 1934, 1938, 1950, 1954, 1962, 1966, 1994, 2006, 2010, 2014.
Previous WC finish: 2010, Group Stage (1-1-1). Highest WC finish: 1934, 1938, 1954, Quarterfinals.

Population of Switzerland: 8.0 million {2012 estimate}. Capital and largest city: Zurich, metro area pop. 1.8 million {2011 est.}.

-Switzerland coach, Ottmar Hitzfield. Ottmar Hitzfield.
-Switzerland squad captain, Napoli MF Gokhan Inler. Gökhan İnler.

[Note: all players in chart below are part of the final 2014 WC roster, 'Switzerland national football team/Current squad' (]
Below: Theoretical Best XI for Switzerland (with 4 other player-options further below) -
Photo and Image credits above -
Switzerland 2014 home jersey, photo from
Switzerland map, by NordNordWest at ‘File:Switzerland location map.svg‘ (
Switzerland on globe, map by TUBS at ‘File:Switzerland on the globe (Europe centered).svg‘ (
Ottmar Hitzfield, photo unattributed at
Diego Benaglio (Wolfsburg) , photo unattributed at
Stephan Lichtsteiner RB/RM (Juventus), photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images Europe via
Johan Djourou CB (Hamburger), photo by Bongarts/Getty Images via
Philippe Senderos CB (Valencia), photo by AFP/Getty Images via
Ricardo Rodríguez LB/LM (Wolfsburg), photo by Stuart Franklin/Bongarts/Getty Images via
Xherdan Shaqiri AMF/RW/LW (Bayern Munich), photo by John Berry/Getty Images via
Valon Behrami CM/DM/RM (Napoli), photo unattributed at
Gökhan İnler CM/DM (Napoli), photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images Europe via
Valentin Stocker LW/LM/AMF (Basel), photo unattributed at
Haris Seferović FW (Real Sociedad), photo by George Herringshaw at
Admir Mehmedi FW/LW (Dynamo Kyiv/Freiburg), photo unattributed at
Other player-options,
Josip Drmić FW/W (Nürnberg), photo by Franconia at ‘File:Josip Drmic FCN 2013.jpg‘ (
Granit Xhaka CM/DM/AM (Borussia Mönchengladbach), photo by Getty Images via
Tranquillo Barnetta LW/AM/RW (Eintracht Frankfurt), photo by
Reto Ziegler LB/LM (Juventus/Sassuolo), photo by Getty Images via
Thanks to the contributors at ‘2014 FIFA World Cup qualification‘ (
Thanks to the contributors at ‘Switzerland national football team‘ (
Thanks to, for player-position details.
Thanks to, for recent squad line-ups (with positions-on-the-field graphics), at

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