Countdown to Brazil World Cup – Group E – Switzerland

Switzerland find themselves in Group E alongside Ecuador, France and Honduras and appear well placed for a quarter final berth, although they have been unable to get past the group stage since the 1954 World Cup, which is 60 years ago now.

The Swiss impressed through their World Cup qualifying campaign and appear to be a team on the improve, with enough talent on the pitch to pose plenty of problems for their group rivals in Brazil.

A battle with both France and Ecuador looms for Switzerland for one of the top two spots available in Group E, with Honduras unlikely to be good enough, and the Swiss will be hard to beat in the group stages.

Switzerland has a high world ranking now and they are an effective side that plays well together, with the capabilities to cause some damage if they get through to the second round of this tournament.

Early 2014 World Cup odds for Switzerland has them at $101 to win the tournament and $3.60 to win Group E.

Switzerland World Cup Odds

Win the World Cup: $101
Win Group E: $3.60
Qualify for next Round: $1.57
Reach 2014 World Cup Final: $26.00

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Switzerland is a team to beware in this group as they have the players and team unity required to get the job done, both in attack and defence, which makes them the team to beat in this group.

We think the $3.60 about Switzerland winning this group is good value and the $1.57 about the Swiss to get through to the next round certainly worthy of a crack.

Another option worth considering is Switzerland to be eliminated in the second round at $2.50.

Group E Draw for Switzerland

Switzerland will meet Ecuador, France and Honduras in Group E and their first match will be on Monday 16th June 2014 against Ecuador at 2am in the morning (Australian time).

Mon 16 Jun Switzerland vs Ecuador 2am Brasilia Bet now
Sat 21 Jun Switzerland vs France 5am Salvador Bet now
Thu 26 Jun Honduras vs Switzerland 6am Manaus Bet now

Switzerland World Cup Squad

The Switzerland World Cup provisional squad for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, South America.

switzerland-shirt Goalkeepers: Diego Benaglio (Wolfsburg), Roman Buerki (Grasshopper), Yann Sommer (Basel)

Defenders: Johan Djourou (Hamburg), Michael Lang (Grasshopper), Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus), Ricardo Rodriguez (Wolfsburg), Fabian Schaer (Basel), Philippe Senderos (Valencia), Steve von Bergen (Young Boys), Reto Ziegler (Sassuolo)

Midfielders: Tranquillo Barnetta (Eintracht Frankfurt), Valon Behrami (Napoli), Blerim Dzemaili (Napoli), Gelson Fernandes (Freiburg), Goekhan Inler (Napoli), Xherdan Shaqiri (Bayern Munich), Valentin Stocker (Basel)

Forwards: Josip Drmic (Nuremberg), Mario Gavranovic (Zurich), Admir Mehmedi (Freiburg), Haris Seferovic (Real Sociedad), Granit Xhaka (Borussia Moenchengladbach)

Switzerland has the following players on Stand-by for the World Cup: Marwin Hitz (Augsburg), Timm Klose (Wolfsburg), Silvan Widmer (Udinese), Eren Derdiyok (Bayer Leverkusen), Fabian Frei (Basel), Pajtim Kasami (Fulham), Pirmin Schwegler (Eintracht Frankfurt)

The Head Coach of the Switzerland World Cup squad is Ottmar Hitzfeld and team captain is Gokhan Inler.

World Cup players to watch for Switzerland

Classy Bayern Munich winger Xherdan Shaqiri is a very talented young player with very good technical skills and he can also find the net and assist teammates to score as well. Set for a big World Cup for Switzerland.

The experience of captain Gokhan Inler in the midfield where he dictates play will have a big say in how the Swiss perform at this World Cup and he should be at the top of his game in Brazil.

Stephan Lichtsteiner from Juventus is an attacking defender who can score goals and his nous will be of great benefit to his country in Brazil, while the developing Fabian Schaer has the passing skills necesary to play a big part at the 2014 World Cup.

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Check out our Group E page for more info on teams competing in this group at the 2014 World Cup.

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