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  1. Spain 0-1 Switzerland
    Wednesday, 16 June Match report
  2. Chile 1-0 Switzerland
    Monday, 21 June Match report
  3. Switzerland 0-0 Honduras
    Friday, 25 June Match report

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Games played Shots on target | off target
3 Total Switzerland
10|15 Total Switzerland
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1 Total Switzerland
0 Total Switzerland
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52|38 Total Switzerland
8|1 Total Switzerland

Team profile

The Swiss are famed for precision but even they cannot get the national team to run like clockwork. Despite having fellow countryman Sepp Blatter in charge of Fifa, Switzerland are unable to plan a World Cup to suit their timings. Switzerland's problem is not that they are bad, but rather that their form has remained static since bowing out of Euro 2008 at the group stage on home soil. True, the Swiss qualified for the World Cup as group winners but they had been given a kind draw and had to recover from an embarrassing opening home loss to a Luxembourg side which included only two professional players.

Furthermore, several of Switzerland's best players have endured injuries and a lack of playing time with their clubs. First-choice forward Marco Streller has been ruled out of the World Cup with a thigh problem, and record scorer Alexander Frei and defenders Johan Djourou and Christoph Spycher have all only recently returned from long-term injuries.

Squad List

NO POS PLAYER CLUB AGE CAPS
1 GK Diego Benaglio Wolfsburg 26 30
2 DF Stephan Lichtsteiner Lazio 26 31
3 DF Ludovic Magnin FC Zurich 31 62
4 DF Philippe Senderos Everton 25 41
5 DF Steve Von Bergen Hertha Berlin 27 14
6 MF Benjamin Huggel Basle 33 41
7 MF Tranquillo Barnetta Bayer Leverkusen 25 55
8 MF Gokhan Inler Udinese 26 39
9 FW Alexander Frei Basle 31 77
10 FW Blaise Nkufo Seattle Sounders FC 35 34
11 MF Valon Behrami West Ham 25 28
12 GK Marco Woelfli Young Boys 27 5
13 DF Stephane Grichting Auxerre 31 38
14 MF Marco Padalino Sampdoria 26 8
15 MF Hakan Yakin Lucerne 33 83
16 MF Gelson Fernandes St Etienne 23 27
17 DF Reto Ziegler Sampdoria 24 15
18 FW Albert Bunjaku Nuremberg 26 4
19 FW Eren Derdiyok Bayer Leverkusen 22 24
20 MF Pirmin Schwegler Eintracht Frankfurt 23 4
21 GK Johnny Leoni FC Zurich 26 0
22 DF Mario Eggimann Hannover 96 29 9
23 MF Xherdan Shaqiri Basle 18 4

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Group A Teams W D L GD PTS
Uruguay 2 1 0 4 7
Mexico 1 1 1 1 4
South Africa 1 1 1 -2 4
France 0 1 2 -3 1
Group B Teams W D L GD PTS
Argentina 3 0 0 6 9
South Korea 1 1 1 -1 4
Greece 1 0 2 -3 3
Nigeria 0 1 2 -2 1
Group C Teams W D L GD PTS
USA 1 2 0 1 5
England 1 2 0 1 5
Slovenia 1 1 1 0 4
Algeria 0 1 2 -2 1
Group D Teams W D L GD PTS
Germany 2 0 1 4 6
Ghana 1 1 1 0 4
Australia 1 1 1 -3 4
Serbia 1 0 2 -1 3
Group E Teams W D L GD PTS
Netherlands 3 0 0 4 9
Japan 2 0 1 2 6
Denmark 1 0 2 -3 3
Cameroon 0 0 3 -3 0
Group F Teams W D L GD PTS
Paraguay 1 2 0 2 5
Slovakia 1 1 1 -1 4
New Zealand 0 3 0 0 3
Italy 0 2 1 -1 2
Group G Teams W D L GD PTS
Brazil 2 1 0 3 7
Portugal 1 2 0 7 5
Ivory Coast 1 1 1 1 4
North Korea 0 0 3 -11 0
Group H Teams W D L GD PTS
Spain 2 0 1 2 6
Chile 2 0 1 1 6
Switzerland 1 1 1 0 4
Honduras 0 1 2 -3 1

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