Switzerland's World Cup squad revealed

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Striker Eren Derdiyok and Fulham's attacking midfielder Pajtim Kasami both out of the World Cup squad

Striker Eren Derdiyok and Fulham's attacking midfielder Pajtim Kasami both out of the World Cup squad

ANKARA - Switzerland's 2014 FIFA World Cup squad has been unveiled. The team's German coach, Ottmar Hitzfeld, who will end his coaching career after the cup, did not call striker Eren Derdiyok - who could not play regularly for Bayer Leverkusen this season - and English club Fulham's 21-year-old attacking midfielder Pajtim Kasami, for the "Schweizer Nati" (Switzerland National Football Team).

Switzerland will compete against Ecuador, France and Honduras in Group E of the cup under the captaincy of Napoli's 29-year-old, box-to-box midfielder Gokhan Inler.

Switzerland's World Cup squad is as follows:

Goalkeepers: Diego Benaglio (Wolfsburg), Roman Buerki (Grasshoppers) and Yann Sommer (Basel)

Defenders: Johan Djourou (Hamburg), Michael Lang (Grasshoppers), Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus), Ricardo Rodriguez (Wolfsburg), Fabian Schaer (Basel), Philippe Senderos (Valencia), Steve von Bergen (Young Boys) and Reto Ziegler (Sassuolo)

Midfielders: Tranquillo Barnetta (Eintracht Frankfurt), Valon Behrami (Napoli), Blerim Dzemaili (Napoli), Gelson Fernandes (Freiburg), Gokhan Inler (Napoli), Xherdan Shaqiri (Bayern Munich) and Valentin Stocker (Basel)

Forwards: Josip Drmic (Nurnberg), Mario Gavranovic (Zurich), Admir Mehmedi (Freiburg), Haris Seferovic (Real Sociedad), Granit Xhaka (Borussia Moenchengladbach)

In case of a possible injury, there are seven players in the national pool - Marwin Hitz (Augsburg), Timm Klose (Wolfsburg), Silvan Widmer (Udinese), Eren Derdiyok (Bayer Leverkusen), Fabian Frei (Basel), Pajtim Kasami (Fulham) and Pirmin Schwegler (Eintracht Frankfurt).

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