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Tuesday, 7 September 2010
European Championship 2012 Group G qualification match

Switzerland 1 England 3 [0-1]

Match Summary
Switzerland Squad
England Squad
Team Records
   

 

The Schweizer Nati Squad for the matches against Australia and England  September 2010
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G
Affolter, François 13 March 1991 19 D Berner Sport Club Young Boys 1898 2 0
Barnetta, Tranquillo 22 May 1985 25 M TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen, Germany 55 6
Tranquillo Barnetta missed the match against Australia due to a virus, and will also miss the match against England.
Benaglio, Diego Orlando 8 September 1983 26 G VfL Wolfsburg, Germany 31 0
von Bergen, Steve 10 June 1983 27 D AC Cesena SpA, Italy 15 0
Bunjaku, Albert 29 November 1983 26 F 1. FC Nürnberg eV, Germany 6 0
Costanzo, Moreno 22 February 1988 22 M Berner Sport Club Young Boys 1898 2 1
Degan, David 15 February 1983 27 M Berner Sport Club Young Boys 1898 11 0
Derdiyok, Eren 12 June 1988 22 F TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen, Germany 26 2
Fernandes, Gelson Tavares 2 September 1986 23 M AS Saint-Étienne Loire, France 29 2
Frei, Alexander 15 July 1979 31 F FC Basel 1893 78 40
Grichting, Stéphane 30 March 1979 31 D AJ Auxerroise, France 40 1
İnler, Gökhan 27 June 1984 26 M Udinese Calcio SpA, Italy 41 3
Lichtsteiner, Stephan 16 January 1984 26 D SS Lazio SpA, Italy 33 0
Margairaz, Xavier 7 January 1984 26 M FC Zürich 17 1
Xavier Margairaz was called into the squad on 31 August as a replacement for Hakin Yakin.
Padalino, Marco 8 December 1983 26 M UC Sampdoria SpA, Italy 9 1
Marco Padalino was called into the squad on 3 September as a replacement for Tranquillo Barnetta.
Schwegler, Pirmin 9 March 1987 23 M Eintracht Frankfurt eV, Germany 6 0
Pirmin Schwelger received a nasty ankle injury against Australia which left him a doubt for the match against England.
Shaqiri, Xherdan 10 October 1991 18 M FC Basel 1983 5 1
Stocker, Valentin 12 April 1989 21 M FC Basel 1893 4 1
Streller, Marco 18 June 1981 29 F FC Basel 1893 32 11
Sutter, Scott Lee 13 May 1986 24 D Berner Sport Club Young Boys 1898 1 0
Vailati, Germano 30 August 1980 29 G FC St Gallen 1879 0 0
Wölfli, Marco 22 August 1982 28 G Berner Sport Club Young Boys 1898 6 0
Yakin, Hakan 22 February 1977 33 M FC Luzern 84 20
Hakan Yakin was withdrawn from the Swiss squad on 31 August due to a thigh injury.
Ziegler, Reto 16 January 1986 24 D UC Sampdoria SpA, Italy 17 1

Squad details correct up to and including Switzerland's match against Australia on 3 September 2010.
Tallies taken from ASF/SFV

Diary

Friday, 27 August 2010 - Young Boys defender Scott Sutter, a dual British-Swiss national, received his first call up for Switzerland's squad to face Australia and England next month.  Swiss coach Ottmar Hitzfeld included the 24-year-old in his squad of 21 for the friendly and then the opening Euro 2012 qualifier on the strength of his showing for the Bernese side against Tottenham, the team he supported as a boy, in their Champions League qualifiers.  Sutter, who grew up in London, said he was overjoyed.  Sutter also owed his selection to the absence of Stuttgart's Philipp Degen, who is ill with an infection.  Switzerland's top goalscorer, Alexander Frei, returns to the squad after injury, along with fellow Basel player Marco Streller.

Tuesday, 31 August 2010 - Hakan Yakin will not play any part in their upcoming matches against England and Australia due to a thigh injury.  The 33-year-old sustained the knock during a league match for his club Lucerne on Sunday and has been declared unfit to play by the Swiss football federation. He will not be available for their friendly against Australia or the start of their European Championship qualifying campaign, when they face the Three Lions in Basle. Yakin is one of the Swiss' most experienced campaigners with 84 caps and a mainstay in the side over the past 10 years, as well as one of the few creative players in their side.  FC Zürich's Xavier Margairaz has been called up to replace the veteran Swiss international.

Friday, 3 September 2010 - A dismal draw against Australia saw the Swiss goal record to four in ten matches.  Alexander Frei missed a penalty and Pirmin Schwelger received lengthy treatment on an ankle injury that leaves him in doubt for their opening Euro qualifying campaign against England.

Saturday, 4 September 2010 - Tranquillo Barnetta will definitely miss the match against England, after missing the match against Australia on Tuesday night, due to a virus.  Hitzfeld, in consultation with the team doctor, Roland Great, has decided against using Barnetta.  Instead, he has decided to call on the services of Sampdoria's Marco Padalino as a precaution.

Switzerland Form: last six games
D W L D W D  f 3:a success: 58%
702 5 June 2010 - Switzerland 1 Italy 1 [1-1]
Stade de Genève, Genève
İnler
Quagliarella
Fr HD
703 16 June 2010 - Spain 0 Switzerland 1 [0-0]
Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, SA
Fernandes WCF NW
704 21 June 2010 - Chile 1 Switzerland 0 [0-0]
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, North End, Die Baai, Oos-Kaap, SA
Gonzalez NL
705 25 June 2010 - Switzerland 0 Honduras 0 [0-0]
Vodacom Park, Willows, Bloemfontein, Manguang, Vrystaat, SA
  ND
706 11 August 2010 - Austria 0 Switzerland 1 [0-0]
Wörthersee Stadion, Klagenfurt
Costanzo Fr AW
707 3 September 2010 - Switzerland 0 Australia 0 [0-0]
AFG Arena, St. Gallen
HD

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