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Switzerland predicted lineup for UEFA Euro 2024

Published at :June 11, 2024 at 6:52 PM
Modified at :June 11, 2024 at 6:56 PM
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Rahul Patra

Switzerland will look to improve its quarter-finish from Euro 2020.

Switzerland is set to feature in their sixth UEFA European Football Championship when they kick off against Hungary in Euro 2024. Playing in Group A against formidable opponents such as hosts Germany, Scotland, and Hungary, Murat Yakin’s 26-member squad aims to surpass their previous records in the competition.

The Nati had an impressive outing in the last Euros, achieving their best-ever result with a quarter-final finish before being eliminated in a shootout against Spain. The Rossocrociati will be motivated to produce even better results, led by Bayer Leverkusen’s 2023-24 Bundesliga-winning captain, Granit Xhaka.

Let’s have a look at how the experienced Swiss side would line up in UEFA Euro 2024:

Switzerland Predicted Lineup (Formation: 4:3:3):

GK – Yann Sommer

The veteran Inter Milan goalkeeper has been Switzerland’s first choice for some time now. The 35-year-old has already represented the Nati in 89 games. During the team’s impressive stint in Euro 2020, Sommer featured in all the games.

His performances in the European qualifiers in 2023 have also been excellent. In the ongoing 2023-24 season, Sommer played in 34 Serie A and 7 UEFA Champions League games.

LB- Ricardo Rodriguez

The 31-year-old Torino captain is expected to start in the left-back position. Rodriguez had an impressive season with Torino in 2023-24, playing in 35 Serie A games. He even scored a goal against A.C. Milan in his second-last game.

Rodriguez has played in 115 games for the national side, netting nine goals and providing 11 assists. He has played as both a centre-back and left-back in the European Qualifiers in 2023.

Also read: Switzerland announce final 26-man squad for Euro 2024

CB – Fabian Schär

The 6-foot-1-inch centre-back has had a stellar season in the Premier League 2023-24, featuring in 36 games and scoring 4 goals for Newcastle United. Besides his defensive abilities, Schär’s knack for scoring goals will also benefit the Swiss.

The 32-year-old’s international career has been a significant asset for Switzerland, where he has appeared in 81 games, scoring eight goals and assisting nine.

CB – Manuel Akanji

The 28-year-old Manuel Akanji has clinched the coveted EPL title with Manchester City this season. Akanji is one of the most consistent players in Yakin’s side. He has featured in all of the 2022 FIFA World Cup and European Qualifiers of 2023. To date, he has played in 60 games for Switzerland.

RB- Kevin Mbabu

FC Augsburg’s Kevin Mbabu can start as right-back for Team Switzerland. In his 24 matches for the national side, Mbabu has caught attention with his speed and defensive abilities. Mbabu can expect to mark his return in the 2024 Euros after missing the 2022 World Cup and European Qualifiers in 2023.

CM- Granit Xhaka

Captain Granit Xhaka is undoubtedly the team’s biggest asset. The 31-year-old midfielder is having a dream run after clinching the 2023-24 Bundesliga with Bayer Leverkusen. He hopes to replicate similar heroics when he represents his country in Euros 2024.

In the 125 games Xhaka has played, he has displayed passion and consistency. He has not missed a game for his country since March 26, 2022, and has scored 14 goals and provided 12 assists.

CM – Denis Zakaria

The 27-year-old Monaco midfielder is expected to start for his nation. Zakaria has been clinical for Switzerland in the 54 games he has played, starting in 34 and coming on as a substitute in 20 others. He has three goals and four assists to his name.

CM – Remo Freuler

Another Serie A player, Remo Freuler, is expected to be an automatic choice for Murat Yakin. He has delivered consistent performances in all games for Switzerland since 2021 (except for two). Freuler made his debut in 2016 and has since played in 67 games, netting 8 goals and providing 5 assists.

LW – Ruben Vargas

The 25-year-old prolific Ruben Vargas can be a lethal option for Team Switzerland on the wings. The FC Augsburg player has been in good form, having already scored 3 goals and provided 2 assists in the European Qualifiers in 2023. To date, he has 7 international goals and 6 assists to his name.

CF- Zeki Amdouni

The young and lethal Zeki Amdouni is surely Switzerland’s first-choice center-forward. At only 23 years old, the highly talented Burnley striker has donned the national colors in 15 instances, scoring seven goals and providing an assist.

RW- Xherdan Shaqiri

Vice-captain Xherdan Shaqiri surely has the best numbers in the 26-member squad. In an 18-year-long career, Shaqiri has played in 123 matches, scoring 31 goals and providing numerous assists.

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