Switzerland Portraits - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

Switzerland World Cup Squad Photos

Switzerland’s No. 6 ranking seems a bit inflated. The team has a questionable attack and had to eke past Northern Island on a contested penalty call just to qualify for Russia. History is not on their side either: The Swiss have not reached the quarterfinals of a World Cup since 1954. There is talent to spare in the midfield, however, starting with Arsenal star Granit Xhata and Stoke City’s Xherdan Shaqiri. And if fullbacks Stephan Lichtsteiner and Ricardo Rodriguez are able to push forward and create chaos on the flanks, coach Vladimir Petkovic’s team could live up to its billing.

Here, portraits of all 23 players on the 2018 World Cup squad.

XHERDAN SHAQIRI Adam Pretty - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images XHERDAN SHAQIRI STEPHAN LICHTSTEINER Adam Pretty - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images STEPHAN LICHTSTEINER GRANIT XHAKA Adam Pretty - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images GRANIT XHAKA

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FRANCOIS MOUBANDJE Adam Pretty - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images FRANCOIS MOUBANDJE YANN SOMMER Adam Pretty - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images YANN SOMMER NICO ELVEDI Adam Pretty - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images NICO ELVEDI MANUEL AKANJI Adam Pretty - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images MANUEL AKANJI MICHAEL LANG Adam Pretty - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images MICHAEL LANG BREEL EMBOLO Adam Pretty - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images BREEL EMBOLO HARIS SEFEROVIC Adam Pretty - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images HARIS SEFEROVIC VALON BEHRAMI Adam Pretty - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images VALON BEHRAMI YVON MVOGO Adam Pretty - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images YVON MVOGO RICARDO RODRIGUEZ Adam Pretty - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images RICARDO RODRIGUEZ DENIS ZAKARIA Adam Pretty - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images DENIS ZAKARIA STEVEN ZUBER Adam Pretty - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images STEVEN ZUBER BLERIM DZEMAILI Adam Pretty - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images BLERIM DZEMAILI REMO FREULER Adam Pretty - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images REMO FREULER JOSIP DRMIC Adam Pretty - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images JOSIP DRMIC GELSON FERNANDES Adam Pretty - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images GELSON FERNANDES MARIO GAVRANOVIC Adam Pretty - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images MARIO GAVRANOVIC JOHAN DJOUROU Adam Pretty - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images JOHAN DJOUROU ROMAN BUERKI Adam Pretty - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images ROMAN BUERKI FABIAN SCHAER Adam Pretty - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images FABIAN SCHAER



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