Now it all starts! This is the feeling that drives the Swiss national team in the World Cup in Qatar between its victory over Serbia on Friday and the round of 16 on Tuesday against Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo.
On Tuesday at kick-off at the magnificent Lusail Stadium, Switzerland will be one of the nine teams still capable of winning the 2022 World Cup. If one of the eight favorites remains in the early morning on Wednesday, not only will Murat Yakin have gone on to become one of the greatest coaches in the world. The history of Swiss football, but that dream that we hardly dare paint today would also not be a utopia.
Listening to Remo Freuler the day after the success against Serbia, we realize that players no longer set themselves any limits or obstacles. Portugal will be 50-50.launches Glaronese.
Crucial player in the match against Serbia with his own fault in Serbian successes and with such clinical calm allowing him to score 3-2 on perhaps the nicest move a Swiss team has ever drawn, Zurich will hope to find their side some sort of. From perfect balance on tuesday. “The attack as well as Friday against Serbia and the defense against Brazil.”he comes out.
Remo Freuler and his teammates know very well that this round of 16 will have absolutely nothing to do with the three group stage matches. That the Portuguese, even if they firmly control the match, will seek above all to close the spaces.
A slice of madness
Portugal coach Fernando Santos would be wise to ignore that the maneuver that qualified Tuesday will be very difficult. That this Swiss team is able to impose its own rhythm, but also has in it a part of the madness distilled by a new coach.
Thus, on Friday, Murad Yakin built a team that could carry out the strike on the wings. If we knew Sylvain Widmer and Xherdan Shaqiri could field any team – the Portuguese could see Haris Seferovic’s handed goal in Geneva last June as a salutary reminder – who would have thought that Ricardo Rodriguez and Ruben Vargas could pull off such a fest? The Zurich player, who we no longer believe can really play as a ‘real’ team, and the Lucerne player were just as great as his two friends on the right flank.