England Football Online
Page Last Updated 9 June 2019
 
994 vs. Netherlands Squad
995
996 vs. Bulgaria Squad
Sunday, 9 June 2019
Nations League Finals Third Place play-off match


Switzerland 0 England 0 [0-0]
Match Summary
Switzerland Squad

England Squad

Team Records
   
X
The Schweizer Nati Squad for the Nations League Finals  Pre-England June 2019
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G
16.Ajeti, Albian Afrim 26 February 1997 22 F FC Basel 1893 7 1
5.Akanji, Manuel Obafemi 19 July 1995 23 D BSV Borussia 09 eV Dortmund, Germany 16 0
15.Benito Souto, Loris 7 January 1992 27 FB Berner SC Young Boys 3 0
19.Drimić, Josip 8 August 1992 26 F Borussia VfL 1900 Mönchengladbach eV, Germany 33 10
4.Elvedi, Nico 30 September 1996 22 CD/RB Borussia VfL 1900 Mönchengladbach eV, Germany 10 1
20.Fernandes Ribeiro, Edimilson 15 April 1996 23 AM ACF Fiorentina SpA, Italy, on loan from West Ham United FC, England 9 0
8.Freuler, Remo Marco 15 April 1992 27 M Atalanta BC, Italy 17 1
6.Lang, Michael Rico 8 February 1991 28 D Borussia VfL 1900 Mönchengladbach eV, Germany 30 3
2.Mbabu, Melingo Kevin 19 April 1995 24 D Berner SC Young Boys 5 0
3.Moubandje, Jacques François 21 June 1990
Douala, Cameroon
28 LB Toulouse FC, France 21 0
12.Mvogo Nganoma, Yvon Landry 6 June 1994
Yaoundé, Cameroon
25 G RB Leipzig eV, Germany 2 0
7.Okafor, Noah 24 May 2000 19 M FC Basel 1893 0 0
21.Omlin, Jonas 19 January 1994 25 G FC Basel 1893 0 0
13.Rodríguez Araya, Ricardo Iván 25 August 1992 26 LB AC Milan, Italy 64 7
22.Schär, Fabian Lukas 20 December 1991 27 CB Newcastle United FC, England 49 7
9.Seferović, Haris 22 February 1992 27 F Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Portugal 60 17
23.Shaqiri, Xherdan 10 October 1991
Gjilan, Yugoslavia
27 M Liverpool FC, England 81 22
1.Sommer, Yann 17 December 1988 30 G Borussia VfL 1900 Mönchengladbach eV, Germany 46 0
18.Sow, Djibril 6 February 1997 22 M Berner SC Young Boys 4 0
11.Steffen, Renato 3 November 1991 27 LM VfL Wolsfburg eV, Germany 7 0
10.Xhaka, Granit 27 September 1992 26 M Arsenal FC, England 75 11
17.Zakaria Lako Lado, Denis Lemi 20 November 1996 22 DM Borussia VfL 1900 Mönchengladbach eV, Germany 21 2
14.Zuber, Steven 17 August 1991 27 RM TSG 1899 Hoffenheim eV, Germany 24 6
Had been on loan at VfB Stuttgart 1893 eV, Germany, until the end of the domestic season

Squad details correct up to and including Switzerland's match against Portugal on 5 June 2019.
Tallies from ASF/SFV

Diary

Monday, 27 May 2019 - Arsenal defender has been left out of the Swiss squad for the 2019 Nations League Finals, as he has barely played in 2019, despite captaining his country in last year's World Cup. His team-mate, Granit Xhaka, and Liverpool's Xherdan Shaqiri, have been included. Neither of which are expected to join up with the squad until late because of their participation in their European Cups finals. Stuttgart's Steven Zuber is needed for the Bundesliga relegation play-off, and Remo Freuler's season with Atalanta only concluded yesterday. Noah Okafor, Eray Comert and Ruben Vargas have been included in thr training squad in view of the missing players.

Wednesday, 5 June 2019 - The 23rd member of the squad, Liverpool's Xherdan Shaqiri, has joined up with the rest of the team in Porto, following his team's Champion's League success.
Portugal manager Fernando Santos described Cristiano Ronaldo as "a genius" after his superb hat-trick ensured Portugal reached the Nations League final with victory over Switzerland at the Estadio do Dragao. Ronaldo, 34, had given the hosts the lead with a stunning first-half free-kick that flew into the bottom-right corner, wrong-footing Swiss keeper Yann Sommer. Switzerland levelled in the second period when Ricardo Rodriguez tucked away a video assistant referee-awarded penalty - after Felix Brych had initially signalled for a penalty at the other end. But after consulting his pitch-side monitor, referee Brych instead gave a spot-kick for Nelson Semedo's foul on Switzerland's Steven Zuber. Incensed by the decision, the hosts struggled to build any rhythm as the game appeared to drift towards extra-time. However, Ronaldo made the crucial difference late on, sweeping Bernardo Silva's cross into the corner of the net, before firing into the same spot 102 seconds later. "In terms of adjectives to describe Ronaldo's game - I have used many," said Santos, Ronaldo's former manager at Sporting Lisbon. "I was his coach in 2003 and I could see where he would go. There are genius paintings and sculptures and he is a football genius. When someone scores three goals, they are the difference maker."

Thursday, 6 June 2019 - The Swiss squad return to training after last night's disappointing result.

Friday, 7 June 2019 - Swiss squad spend a second day training in Porto.

Switzerland Form: last six games
W L W W D L  f 13:a 10  success: 58%
  15 October 2018 - Iceland 1 Switzerland 2 [0-0]
Laugardsvöllur, Reykjavík
Finnbogason
Seferović, Lang
NLP AW
  14 November 2018 - Switzerland 0 Qatar 1 [0-0]
Stadio Corneredo, Lugano
Afif Fr HL
  18 November 2018 - Switzerland 5 Belgium 2 [3-2]
Swisspoarena, Lucerne
Rodríguez (pen), Seferović (3), Elvedi
T.Hazard (2)
NLP HW
  23 March 2019 - Georgia 0 Switzerland 2 [0-0]
Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena, Tbilisi
Zuber, Zakaria ECP AW
  26 March 2019 - Switzerland 3 Denmark 3 [1-0]
Sankt-Jakob Park, Basel
Freuler, Xhaka, Embolo
M.Jřrgensen, Gytkjćr, Dalsgaard
HD
  5 June 2019 - Portugal 3 Switzerland 1 [1-0]
Estádio do Dragăo, Porto
Cristiano Ronaldo (3)
Rodríguez (pen)
NLF AL

____________________

CG