Two players with Eredivisie experience in the pre-selection for Switzerland

Wed 19 May 2021 19:08• Rian Rosendaal • Last updated: 19:27

National coach Vladimir Petkovic announced Switzerland’s preliminary selection for the European Championship. Yvon Mvogo is one of 29 names, but the PSV goalkeeper has to tackle Yann Sommer under the bar. Ricardo Rodriguez, who played for PSV on a short rental basis last year, is also there. Moreover, Petkovic mainly chooses several reliable names who were stranded in the eighth final match against Poland in the 2016 European Championship after suffering a penalty shootout.

The day after the opening match, on June 12, is the start of the European Championship against Wales at the Olympic Stadium in Baku, Switzerland. A difficult test will follow on June 16 when Italy is the opponent in the Olympic Stadium in Rome. The group stage of the Swiss squad ends on June 20, when Turkey is the opponent in Baku. In the European Championship 2008, partly organized by Switzerland, they lost 1-2 to Turkey in the group stage.

Granit Schaka is expected to start the European Championship as captain despite the difficult season at Arsenal. Liverpool player, Xherdan Shaqiri, remains one of the main stars of the Swiss national team. So Petkovic also chose Rodriguez as well as Denis Zakaria, which is coveted by many English clubs. Teammate Brill Empolo, Borussia Moenchengladbach, and Harris Severovic usually start at the top of Switzerland, who usually plays 3-4-1-2.

Switzerland pre-selection:

Targeting: Jan Somer (Borussia Monchengladbach), Jonas Umlin (Montpellier), Yvonne Mvogo (Eindhoven), Gregor Koppel (VFB Stuttgart)

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defense: Ricardo Rodriguez (Turin), Niko Elvedi (Borussia Monchengladbach), Manuel Akanji (Borussia Dortmund), Irai Comert, Silvan Wadmer (both FC Basel), Kevin Mbabu (Wolfsburg), Fabian Sharr (Newcastle United), Loris Benito (Khor) ), Jordan Lotomba (OGC Nice), Becir Omeragic (FC Zurich)

MidlineGranit Schaka (Arsenal), Remo Frolier (Atalanta), Dennis Zakaria (Borussia Moenchengladbach), Gabriel Sue, Stephen Zuber (both Eintracht Frankfurt), Christian Fasnacht (Young Boys), Edemelson Fernandez (FSV Mainz 05)

attack: Robin Vargas (FC Augsburg), Xherdan Shaqiri (Liverpool), Admir Mohamed (Wolfsburg), Harris Severovic (Benfica), Brill Empolo (Borussia Monchengladbach), Mario Gavranovic (Dynamo Zagreb), Dan Ndiwi (OGC Nice) in Andy Zachary Brighton and Hove Albion).

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