Test time is over for Murat Yakin. The last meeting of the Swiss national team before the World Cup meets a double requirement. The need for the result is combined with the search for the perfect number 11 for diameter.
Saturday in Zaragoza against Spain and next Tuesday in Saint-Gale against the Czech Republic, Switzerland must get the points that must ensure its maintenance in the first division.
Present at the Final Four in 2019 before being rescued on the green carpet in 2020, Switzerland lags behind the Czechs. At worst, Saturday’s relegation could already be sanctioned in the event of Switzerland’s defeat and the Czech Republic’s success in Prague against Portugal.
Nine known carriers
In a perfect world, Mourad Yakin would want to have that maintenance with the 11 players called up to face Cameroon on November 24th. So far, we already know No. 9: goalkeeper Sommer, Widmer, Elfede, Akanji and Rodriguez in defense, captain Xhaka and Froller in the middle, and Shaqiri and Embolo in attack.
The vacant place in the middle is promised to Denis Zakaria, on the condition that he plays for Chelsea. He has already played only two official matches in full since May 1 when he became a starting player for Murat Yakin after last year’s double showdown against Italy.
“I want to play Zacharias alongside Xhaka and Freuler. This is my first ideaHe said the day after the World Cup draw.
ATS / Petro