Murat Yakin’s men booked their place in the tournament by winning their qualifying group, finishing two points ahead of Italy and nine ahead of third-placed Northern Ireland.
It will be Switzerland’s 12th appearance at the World Cup. They made their sophomore debut in 1934 and hosted the tournament 20 years later.
Switzerland had reached the quarter-finals three times before, but not since this World Cup on home soil in 1954. In three of the last four tournaments, it was eliminated in the round of 16.
Final 26-man Swizterland World Cup roster
- GK: Yann Sommer (Borussia Monchengladbach)
- GK: Yvon Mvogo (Lorient)
- GK: Jonas Omlin (Montpellier)
- DF: Kevin Mbabu (Fulham)
- DF: Silvan Widmer (Mainz)
- DF: Nico Elvedi (Borussia Monchengladbach)
- DF: Manuel Akanji (Manchester City)
- DF: Ricardo Rodriguez (Torino)
- DF: Eray Comert (Valencia)
- DF: Fabian Schar (Newcastle)
- MF: Fabian Frei (Basel)
- MF: Remo Freuler (Nottingham Forest)
- MF: Granit Xhaka (Arsenal)
- MF: Renato Steffen (Lugano)
- MF: Denis Zakaria (Chelsea)
- MF: Djibril Sow (Eintracht Frankfurt)
- MF: Michel Aebischer (Bologna)
- MF: Xherdan Shaqiri (Chicago Fire)
- MF: Ardon Jashari (Luzern)
- FW: Breel Embolo (Monaco)
- FW: Cedric Itten (Young Boys)
- FW: Dan Ndoye (Basel)
- FW: Ruben Vargas (Augsburg)
- FW: Haris Seferovic (Galatasaray)
How many players are Switzerland allowed to take to the 2022 World Cup?
National managers were allowed to bring 26 players to last summer’s European Championship for the first time at a major tournament, as a special measure brought in due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Now it has been announced that 26-player squads will return for the Qatar World Cup, an expansion from the usual 23-man teams.
When will the final Switzerland 2022 World Cup squad be announced?
The 2022 World Cup will take place in November and December, not June and July. This is because it is essentially impossible to play football in the summer heat in Qatar, where temperatures sometimes soar beyond 50 degrees celsius.
FIFA has set a deadline of October 20 for the submission of squads. That is 30 days before the tournament gets under way with Senegal vs the Netherlands.
Who will make the final Switzerland 2022 World Cup squad?
Xherdan Shaqiri is plying his trade in the United States these days, but that has not affected his standing at international level. The Liverpool forward, who has now made 106 appearances for Switzerland, will be present in Qatar.
Another dead cert for the squad is Granit Xhaka, who has enjoyed a good season with Arsenal. He too has now reached treble figures for international caps, having brought up 100 in March.
Yann Sommer, the 33-year-old goalkeeper, will bring further experience to the Swiss group. A number of Switzerland’s key players are in their 30s (or will be by the time the action gets under way), but the 25-year-old striker Breel Embolo is expected to be a key figure.