Switzerland World Cup Squad
Granit Xhaka is set to captain Switzerland in his third FIFA World Cup™ and is joined by fellow national icons Ricardo Rodriguez and Xherdan Shaqiri in Murat Yakin’s 26-man squad. There was, however, no place for Kevin Mbabu, Steven Zuber or Cedric Itten, while injury has kept Yvon Mvogo out of contention.
Yann Sommer has been deemed fit enough to play despite suffering an ankle-ligament injury in mid-October, with the Borussia Monchengladbach goalkeeper in line to return for their final Bundesliga match before the World Cup break against Borussia Dortmund on Friday. He is joined by former Gladbach team-mates Breel Embolo, Denis Zakaria and Djibril Sow, as well as current colleague Nico Elvedi.
Switzerland will kick off their Group G campaign against Cameroon on 24 November, before taking on Brazil and Serbia. If the Nati get through the group stage, they will take on one of Ghana, Korea Republic, Portugal and Uruguay in the last 16.
This will be Switzerland’s fourth consecutive World Cup and ninth overall, with their best showing being the quarter-finals in 1934, 1938 and 1954.
Switzerland’s Qatar 2022 squad
Gregor Kobel (Borussia Dortmund)
Philipp Kohn (Salzburg)
Jonas Omlin (Montpellier)
Yann Sommer (Borussia Monchengladbach)
Manuel Akanji (Manchester City)
Ery Comert (Valencia)
Nico Elvedi (Borussia Monchengladbach)
Ricardo Rodriguez (Torino)
Fabian Schar (Newcastle United)
Silvan Widmer (Mainz)
Michel Aebischer (Bologna)
Edimilson Fernandes (Mainz)
Fabian Frei (Basel)
Remo Freuler (Nottingham Forest)
Ardon Jashari (Luzern)
Fabian Rieder (Young Boys)
Xherdan Shaqiri (Chicago Fire)
Djibil Sow (Eintract Frankfurt)
Renato Steffen (Lugano)
Granit Xhaka (Arsenal)
Denis Zakaria (Chelsea)
Breel Embolo (Monaco)
Christian Fassnacht (Young Boys)
Noah Okafor (Salzburg)
Haris Seferovic (Galatasaray)
Ruben Vargas (Augsburg)
All squads are provisional until the final list of 26 players is announced by FIFA, following their submission by participating teams, on 15 November.
Switzerland’s Group G games
24 November, 13:00 local time
28 November, 19:00 local time
2 December, 22:00 local time