Switzerland’s FIFA World Cup Team is the Swiss national football team. The Swiss Football Association controls the team. It has a long history of participating in the World Cup since 1934 when it participated for the first time and reached the quarter finals. The best performances of the Switzerland FIFA World Cup team in the World Cup have been in 1934, 1938 and 1954 when it reached the quarterfinals.
The Switzerland FIFA World Cup team has all red colors and the change is all white but the shorts and socks are interchangeable if there is a minor clash in colors. The Swiss have not earned any major trophy so far, the best they have done is reaching the quarter finals in the World cup 3 times and winning the Silver medal in the 1924 Olympics.
Their coach Ottmar Hitzfeld today leads Switzerland’s FIFA World Cup team, he has been leading the FIFA team since 2008 and the 2014 World Cup would be his second major tournament as leader. This though may be the last time he leads the team since he has decided not to renew his contract. Switzerland’s FIFA World Cup team has many immigrants from the Balkans in its line up. Most of the players are playing for top clubs and have experience as competitors at the highest level. Many of their players are young and skillful and despite the reputation of the Swiss to be quite and reserved, these players will not shy away from a confrontation. With these players in the line up for the 2014 World Cup, Switzerland believes that it has a very fair chance of making the last 16 in the tournament.
The 2014 Switzerland FIFA World Cup team with its young players and its coach made an unheralded rise in the FIFA rankings and is now a seeded team for the 2014 World Cup. With its lineup of mostly immigrants who are serving their adopted country on an international stage have the experience of playing in tournaments and have once again brought the level of the Swiss team to international recognition.
Their midfield consists of captain Gokhan Inler, Valon Behrami and Blerim Dzemaili with attacking midfielders Xherdan Shaqiri and Granit Xhaka. All of these players are well known for their prowess in the European football leagues and make up the backbone of the Swiss FIFA World Cup team.
Switzerland was ranked as 7th in the FIFA rankings since it was unbeaten in its group with 7 wins and 3 draws. It will make for an interesting World Cup to watch how Swiss FIFA World Cup team fares in the the World Cup. With its strong line up of stars and with its coach Ottmar Hitzfeld there is quite a good chance that we may see this team rise up once again and prove that they can be the best in the World.