Switzerland national football team


Switzerland national football team

Infobox National football team
Name = Switzerland
Badge =
FIFA Trigramme = SUI
FIFA Rank = 45
FIFA max = 3
FIFA max date = August 1993
FIFA min = 83
FIFA min date = December 1998
Elo Rank = 31
Elo max = 8
Elo max date = June 1924
Elo min = 62
Elo min date = October 1979

Nickname = Schweizer Nati
Association = Swiss Football Association
Confederation = UEFA (Europe)
Coach = Flagicon|Germany Ottmar Hitzfeld, (2008-)
Captain = Alexander Frei
Most caps = Heinz Hermann (117)
Top scorer = Alexander Frei (36)

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First game = Flagicon|France France 1 - 0 Switzerland Flagicon|Switzerland (Paris, France; 12 February, 1905)
Largest win = Flagicon|Switzerland Switzerland 9 - 0 Lithuania Flagicon|Lithuania (Paris, France; 25 May, 1924
Largest loss = Flagicon|Hungary Hungary 9 - 0 Switzerland Flagicon|Switzerland (Budapest, Hungary; 29 October, 1911)
World cup apps = 8
World cup first = 1934
World cup best = Quarterfinals, 1934, 1938, 1954
Regional name = European Championship
Regional cup apps = 3
Regional cup first = 1996
Regional cup best = Round 1, 1996, 2004 and 2008

The Swiss national football team (also known as the Schweizer Nati in German, La Nati in French) is the national football team of Switzerland and is controlled by the Swiss Football Association.

Its best performances in the World Cup have been reaching the quarter-finals three times, in 1934, 1938 and when the country hosted the event in 1954. Switzerland also won silver at the 1924 Olympics. The 2002 U-17 European Championship was won by the Nati.

In 2006, Switzerland set a FIFA World Cup record by being eliminated from the competition despite not conceding a goal, losing to Ukraine in a penalty shootout in the last 16, by failing to score a single penalty - becoming the first national team in Cup history to do this. [cite web | url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/world_cup_2006/4991532.stm | title=Switzerland 0-0 Ukraine (aet) |date=26 |year=2006 |month=June | publisher=BBC Sport | accessdate=2008-06-13]

Switzerland co-hosted Euro 2008 with Austria, making their third appearance in the competition. As with the two previous appearances, they did not clear the group stages.

World Cup record

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Recent call ups

The following players have been called up for the team in 2008.

Coaches

*Karl Rappan 1960 to November 11 1963
*Alfredo Foni - July 1 1964 to 3 May 1967
*Erwin Ballabio - May 24 1967 to November 2 1969
*Louis Maurer - October 17 1970 to October 10 1971
*René Hussy - June 22 1973 to September 8 1976
*Roger Vonlanthen - March 30 1977 to March 28 1979
*Leo Walker - May 5 1979 to December 21 1980
*Paul Wolfisberg - March 24 1981 to November 10 1985
*Daniel Jeandupeux - March 12 1986 to 26 April 1989
*Uli Stielike - June 21 1989 to November 13 1991
*Roy Hodgson - January 26 1992 to November 15 1995
*Artur Jorge - March 13 1996 to June 18 1996
*Rolf Fringer - August 1 1996 to October 11 1997
*Gilbert Gress - March 25 1998 to October 9 1999
*Enzo Trossero - August 16 2000 to June 6 2001
*Jakob "Köbi" Kuhn - August 15 2001 - June 30 2008
*Ottmar Hitzfeld - July 1 2008 -

Players

Notes

External links

* [http://www.football.ch/nm/de/A-Team.aspx Official website]
* [http://www.worldsoccershop.com/shop-by-league-euro-2008-switzerland-national-soccer-team.html Switzerland 2008/2009 Football Kits]
* [http://www.hattrick.ch/ www.Hattrick.ch]
* [http://www.rsssf.com/tablesz/zwit-intres.html RSSSF archive of results 1905-]
* [http://www.rsssf.com/miscellaneous/zwit-recintlp.html RSSSF archive of most capped players and highest goalscorers]
* [http://www.rsssf.com/tablesz/zwit-intres.html#coach RSSSF archive of coaches 1905-]


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