So, we’ve less than a year to go until next summer’s showpiece in Brazil.
Though qualifying for the finals tournament in Brazil next summer is by no means completed, the Swiss are in pole-position to qualify from their group with four games to go – sitting in first place with 4 points ahead of second-placed Albania.
However, with still an entire footballing season to negotiate before the finals arrive once again, Switzerland will lock horns with Brazil in an international friendly match tonight. Though Brazil are by far the favourites to emerge victorious (having defeated Switzerland in a number of recent encounters), this friendly match will allow Hitzfeld’s men to see how they stand at present, and what needs to be done should the Swiss manage to qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and come up against the big boys of the tournament.
Though there is no pressure to succeed tonight, a positive result will be met with much enthusiasm by this team that were able to upset eventual champions, Spain, in last year’s finals.
Will Scolari’s Samba boys be too much for Swiss to handle? Judging by the recent display during the Confederations Cup earlier this summer, expect the Brazilians to perform comfortably…but remember, this is just a friendly result that nonetheless can go a long way towards how the Swiss approach the rest of their qualifying campaign on that Road to Rio.
More Switzerland News
Wow. It has certainly been a while since my last post, eh?
There has been so much going on in the world of football since my last post those many months ago. would you have imagined back in September the events since? Chelsea paying £50 million for Torres to score one goal? Four Clasico matches in as many weeks? FC ... [read more]
So, we lost 3:1 after I had predicted earlier that we were in for a low-score draw with Wayne Rooney to do poorly…oh baby, how I got that one wrong.
Before we go on, let’s take a look at the goals:
Well, not too much to say here…
I actually think we played pretty alright before Stéphane Lichtsteiner got sent off for a ... [read more]
Going into this match, the football itself is not actually the main focus in the news, rather it is the allegations surronding Wayne Rooney’s private life…and quite frankly, I can’t stand this bu77$h!t.
For those of you not yet up to speed, long story short: two British tabloid newspapers have reported that Wayne Rooney had allegedly visited a prostitute repeatedly during ... [read more]
…and thanks to a relapse of a fever, Tranquillo Barnetta will not be able to take part in Switzerland’s crucial qualifier against England.
As if having a team without Yakin was bad enough, are other staar-player withdraws.
Marco Padalino of Sampdoria has been called up instead.
Keep sending in those comments!
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FC Luzern captain Hakan Yakin has picked up a muscle injury to his right leg suffered during the 1-1 draw against FC Thun in the AXPO Super League.
This puts him out of both matches against Australia (friendly match) and England (UEFA Euro 2012 qualifier).
FC Zürich’s Xavier Margairaz has been called up to ... [read more]
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Club Football News
Adidas launched the official ball for the 2014 World Cup, called the brazuca. Which sounds vaguely like something Kramer and Frank Costanza would've whipped up. They had models and dubstep but not a soul who thought to change the name to something which sounds less like a brassiere for the ...
There has to be someone out there knowing the market for this. Given that it's the global game and not everyone has a global understanding of languages, hacked pronunciations are the norm. Someone should take a cue from Cesar Azpilicueta and get all footballers to pronounce their own names on ...
Nike's whipped up a nice little promo for the World Cup in Brazil featuring the hosts and it's done without green screen. Swear. Highlights include a Ronaldo cameo, little David Luiz, animated David Luiz, and a Lilliputian Bernard. Neymar's there too, but it kind of just looks like someone filmed ...
Occasionally, you might find yourself dreaming of the moment you're offered a contract by a professional football club. Odds are it's never going to happen, which means you're behind a 20 month old Belgian kid named Bryce Brites. FC Racing Boxberg determined he can kick a ball real well for ...
Remember Yoann Gourcuff? Tall. French. Elegant playmaker. Looks like he's perpetually wearing eyeliner and his soul an anvil. That one. Well, he still exists and he's casually lobbing volleys from the half during Europa League matches. They don't count - this one didn't, anyway - but the man still has ...
Blood happens, especially on knocked noggins when going up for a header. You know - when they come back to the pitch looking like they're about to serve you lunch from the school cafeteria with that net on their head. Sven Bender broke his nose during Borussia Dortmund's 3-1 win ...
You know, as far as macho jostling goes, this is pretty damn polite. "Have your run of the place but then please stay away." Of course maybe they're angry the Barcelona players left the town a mess as they trampled through it on a holiday before the match, which would ...
Having sold Radamel Falcao to Monaco for the sum of a homeless man's Bill Gates, you'd think the spectacular goal-scoring from the other side of Madrid would largely dry up. Well you'd be wrong. Toby Alderweireld is still going strong with this extraordinary header into the back of the net. ...
Yakin suffers injury...Margairaz called up.
Margairaz is legend. A true LegenD. .. .
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