World Cup Football Boots: Switzerland
Fifa Ranking: 24
Path Ahead of the World Cup
Switzerland were another team who finished their qualification campaign strongly. Despite a worryingly early loss to Luxembourg, the Swiss turned their campaign around to finish at the top of Group 2.
Alexander Frei and Ludovic Magnin
Striker Alexander Frei goes into the tournament high in confidence with a scoring record of 40 goals in 74 games – with a group that the Swiss are surely capable of qualifying through to the knockout stages it’s vital that captain Frei is firing on all cylinders to help them reach their potential
Ludovic Magnin is the most experienced defender the Swiss have in their ranks. Looking at the Swiss style of play you can bet that Magnin’s name will be said by the commentator more than any other player, as he looks to hold the line against some tricky Latin opponents.
Ottmar Hitzfeld took over as coach of his native nation in 2008. After successful stints as coach of Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich, coach Hitzfield has considerable experience to draw from.
Prediction: Last 16