Switzerland at the 2018 World Cup: Scores, schedule, complete squad, TV and live stream, players to watch

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In Switzerland's Round of 16 match, an own goal off the foot of Manuel Akanji that was hit by Emil Forsberg was the difference. Switzerland survived a group that consisted of Brazil, a stubborn Serbia team and an equally stubborn Costa Rica team -- but Sweden was able to cut its Cup short. Now, it's back to the drawing board for the squad, as it licks its wounds and starts thinking about 2022.

Here's what you need to know about Switzerland at the World Cup.

Competition history

World Cup appearances: 10
Best finish: Quarterfinals (3X)
Last World Cup: 2014

Matches

Sunday, June 17: Switzerland 1, Brazil 1
Friday, June 22: Switzerland 2, Serbia 1
Wednesday, June 27: Switzerland 2, Costa Rica 2

Tuesday, July 3: Sweden 1, Switzerland 0 in round of 16

Roster

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Switzerland boasts some real quality in some places and a lack of quality in others.  Getty Images

Goalkeepers: Roman Burki (Borussia Dortmund), Gregor Kobel (Hoffenheim), Yvon Mvogo (RB Leipzig), Yann Sommer (Borussia Monchengladbach)

Defenders: Manuel Akanji (Borussia Dortmund), Johan Djourou (Antalyaspor), Nico Elvedi (Borussia Monchengladbach), Michael Lang (FC Basel), Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus), Jacques-Francois Moubandje (Toulouse), Ricardo Rodriguez (AC Milan), Fabian Schaer (Deportivo La Coruna), Silvan Widmer (Udinese)

Midfielders: Valon Behrami (Udinese), Blerim Dzemaili (Bologna), Edimilson Fernandes (West Ham), Gelson Fernandes (Eintracht), Remo Freuler (Atlanta), Xherdan Shaqiri (Stoke City, Granit Xhaka (Arsenal), Steven Zuber (Hoffenheim), Denis Zakaria (Borussia Monchengladbach)

Forwards: Josip Drmic (Borussia Monchengladbach), Breel Embolo (Schalke), Mario Gavranovic (Dinamo Zagreb), Haris Seferovic (Benfica)

Best Player

Defender Ricardo Rodriguez. The former Wolfsburg man earned a big money move to Milan tihs past summer and at 25 years of age, he's one of the veterans of the squad. He's got speed, defends with patience and strength but can also contribute in the final third. 

Player to watch

Xherdan Shaqiri. At times he looks like a top player, and at other moments he really struggles. After having done well at Stoke City but his future likely elsewhere after the club's relegation, one has to wonder how focused he will be if his future isn't decided by the time the tournament starts. He's so fast, can set up his teammates but he also has a knack for scoring some oustanding goals. He'll need to be the engine in the final third.

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