The score was also 1-1 when England last played Switzerland in 1998.
However, they notched up a 3-1 victory in their most recent match against Croatia which took place in August.
Sven said he was "really looking forward to the game against France".
"It's a big game against one of the tournament favourites and it will be very tough."
Arsenal's Thierry Henry is among the players expected to turn out for France.
England may be facing the current champs, but Sven pinpointed Group D as the most difficult to get through.
It's made up of Germany, Holland, the Czech Republic and Latvia.