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Switzerland national under-23 football team

Switzerland Under-23
Nickname(s) Schweizer Nati
Association Swiss Football Association
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Pierluigi Tami
Captain Diego Benaglio
First international
Switzerland
Switzerland 9–0 Lithuania 
(Paris, France; 25 May 1924)
Biggest win
 Liechtenstein 0–10 Switzerland
Switzerland

(Triesen, Liechtenstein; 10 September 1986)
Biggest defeat
 Germany 4–0 Switzerland
Switzerland

(Amsterdam, Netherlands; 28 May 1928)
Summer Olympics
Appearances 3 (First in 1924)
Best result Runner-up: 1924
Olympic medal record
Men's Football
Silver 1924 Paris Team

Switzerland national under-23 football team (also known as Switzerland Olympic, Switzerland U-23) represents Switzerland in international football competitions in the Olympic Games. The selection is limited to players under the age of 23 however the Olympics allows for the addition of up to three overage players. The team is controlled by the Swiss Football Association (ASF/SFV). In three previous appearances, Switzerland has won one silver medal at the 1924 Olympics in Paris.

Competitive Record

UEFA European Under-23 Championship

Year Round GP W D L GS GA
1972[1] Qualifying Stage 2 0 0 2 0 3
1974[2] Did Not Enter
1976[3]
Total 0/3 2 0 0 2 0 3


Olympic Games

Host nation / Year Result GP W D* L GS GA
1896 No football tournament was held
1900 Did not enter
1904
1908
1912
1920
1924 Runner-up 6 4 1 1 15 6
1928 Round 1 1 0 0 1 0 4
1932 No football tournament was held
1936 Did not enter
1948
1952
1956
1960 Did not qualify
1964
1968
1972
1976 Did not enter
1980
1984
1988 Did not qualify
1992
1996
2000
2004
2008
2012 Group stage 3 0 1 2 2 4
Total 3/25 10 4 2 4 17 14
*Denotes draws including knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Fixtures and results

Recent results

Friendly

17 July 2012
18:15
Switzerland 
0–1  Senegal
Report Konaté Goal 5'
Stadion Solothurn, Solothurn
Attendance: 1,800
Referee: Alexander Harkam (Austria)

2012 Summer Olympics

Group stage

Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Mexico 3 2 1 0 3 0 +3 7
 South Korea 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 5
 Gabon 3 0 2 1 1 3 −2 2
 Switzerland
3 0 1 2 2 4 −2 1
26 July 2012
17:15

Gabon  1–1
 Switzerland
Aubameyang Goal 45' Report Mehmedi Goal 5' (pen.)
St James' Park, Newcastle
Attendance: 15,748[4]
Referee: Wilmar Roldán (Colombia)

29 July 2012
17:15

South Korea  2–1
 Switzerland
Park Chu-young Goal 57'
Kim Bo-kyung Goal 64'
Report Emeghara Goal 60'
City of Coventry Stadium, Coventry
Attendance: 30,114[5]
Referee: Raúl Orosco (Bolivia)

1 August 2012
17:00

Mexico  1–0
 Switzerland
Peralta Goal 69' Report
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 50,000[6]
Referee: Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan)

Current squad

On 3 July 2012 the following players were named in an 18-man squad called up for the 2012 Summer Olympics.[7] Caps and goals as of 2 August 2012.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Diego Benaglio* (1983-09-08)8 September 1983 (aged 28) 4 0 Wolfsburg
18 1GK Benjamin Siegrist (1992-01-31)31 January 1992 (aged 20) 0 0 Aston Villa
3 2DF Fabio Daprelà (1991-02-19)19 February 1991 (aged 21) 2 0 Brescia
5 2DF François Affolter (1991-03-13)13 March 1991 (aged 21) 2 0 Werder Bremen
13 2DF Ricardo Rodríguez (1992-08-25)25 August 1992 (aged 19) 4 0 Wolfsburg
15 2DF Timm Klose* (1988-05-09)9 May 1988 (aged 24) 4 0 Nuremberg
16 2DF Fabian Schär (1991-12-20)20 December 1991 (aged 20) 3 0
Switzerland
Basel
17 2DF Michel Morganella (1989-05-17)17 May 1989 (aged 23) 3 0 Palermo
2 3MF Xavier Hochstrasser* (1988-07-01)1 July 1988 (aged 24) 3 0
Switzerland
Luzern
4 3MF Oliver Buff (1992-08-03)3 August 1992 (aged 19) 1 0
Switzerland
Zürich
6 3MF Alain Wiss (1990-08-21)21 August 1990 (aged 21) 3 0
Switzerland
Luzern
8 3MF Amir Abrashi (1990-03-27)27 March 1990 (aged 22) 4 0
Switzerland
Grasshopper
9 3MF Fabian Frei (1989-01-08)8 January 1989 (aged 23) 4 0
Switzerland
Basel
10 3MF Pajtim Kasami (1992-06-02)2 June 1992 (aged 20) 4 0 Fulham
7 4FW Innocent Emeghara (1989-05-27)27 May 1989 (aged 23) 4 1 Lorient
11 4FW Admir Mehmedi (1991-03-16)16 March 1991 (aged 21) 4 1 Dynamo Kyiv
12 4FW Josip Drmić (1992-08-08)8 August 1992 (aged 19) 3 0
Switzerland
Zürich
14 4FW Steven Zuber (1991-08-17)17 August 1991 (aged 20) 4 0
Switzerland
Grasshopper

Reserves

The following players were named as possible replacements in case any player from the main squad was injured.
0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
19 4FW Haris Seferović (1992-02-22)22 February 1992 (aged 20) 0 0 Fiorentina
20 3MF Vullnet Basha (1990-07-11)11 July 1990 (aged 22) 0 0
Switzerland
Sion
21 2DF Silvan Widmer (1993-03-05)5 March 1993 (aged 19) 0 0
Switzerland
Aarau
22 1GK Roman Bürki (1990-11-14)14 November 1990 (aged 21) 0 0
Switzerland
Grasshopper

Recent call-ups

On 23 March 2012 the following players were named as part of a 50-man preliminary squad called up for the 2012 Summer Olympics but did not make the final team.[8]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Joël Mall (1991-04-05)5 April 1991 (aged 21) 0 0
Switzerland
Aarau
1GK Yann Sommer* (1988-12-17)17 December 1988 (aged 23) 0 0
Switzerland
Basel
1GK Marco Wölfli* (1982-08-22)22 August 1982 (aged 29) 0 0
Switzerland
Young Boys
2DF Loris Benito (1992-01-07)7 January 1992 (aged 20) 0 0
Switzerland
Zürich
2DF Gaetano Berardi* (1988-08-21)21 August 1988 (aged 23) 0 0 Sampdoria
2DF Mickaël Facchinetti (1991-02-15)15 February 1991 (aged 21) 0 0
Switzerland
Lausanne-Sport
2DF Philippe Koch (1991-02-08)8 February 1991 (aged 21) 0 0
Switzerland
Zürich
2DF Raphael Koch (1990-01-20)20 January 1990 (aged 22) 0 0
Switzerland
Zürich
2DF Michael Lang (1991-02-08)8 February 1991 (aged 21) 0 0
Switzerland
Grasshopper
2DF Alain Nef* (1982-02-06)6 February 1982 (aged 30) 0 0
Switzerland
Young Boys
2DF Jonathan Rossini (1989-04-05)5 April 1989 (aged 23) 0 0 Sampdoria
2DF Philippe Senderos* (1985-02-14)14 February 1985 (aged 27) 0 0 Fulham
2DF Taulant Xhaka (1991-03-28)28 March 1991 (aged 21) 0 0
Switzerland
Grasshopper
3MF Valon Behrami* (1985-04-19)19 April 1985 (aged 27) 0 0 Napoli
3MF Moreno Costanzo* (1988-02-20)20 February 1988 (aged 24) 0 0
Switzerland
Young Boys
3MF Gianluca D'Angelo (1991-03-13)13 March 1991 (aged 21) 0 0
Switzerland
Grasshopper
3MF Kerim Frei (1993-11-19)19 November 1993 (aged 18) 0 0 Fulham
3MF Fabian Lustenberger* (1988-05-02)2 May 1988 (aged 24) 0 0 Hertha BSC
3MF Toko Nzuzi (1990-11-20)20 November 1990 (aged 21) 0 0
Switzerland
Grasshopper
3MF Pirmin Schwegler* (1987-03-09)9 March 1987 (aged 25) 0 0 Eintracht Frankfurt
3MF Xherdan Shaqiri (1991-10-10)10 October 1991 (aged 20) 0 0 Bayern Munich
3MF Valentin Stocker (1989-04-12)12 April 1989 (aged 23) 0 0
Switzerland
Basel
3MF Sébastien Wüthrich (1990-05-29)29 May 1990 (aged 22) 0 0
Switzerland
Sion
3MF Granit Xhaka (1992-09-27)27 September 1992 (aged 19) 0 0 Borussia Mönchengladbach
4FW Nassim Ben Khalifa (1992-01-13)13 January 1992 (aged 20) 0 0
Switzerland
Grasshopper
4FW Mario Gavranović (1989-11-24)24 November 1989 (aged 22) 0 0
Switzerland
Zürich
4FW Nico Siegrist (1991-06-09)9 June 1991 (aged 21) 0 0
Switzerland
Aarau

Swiss national teams

External links

  • Official website

References

  1. ^ "Europe U-23 Championship 1972". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 14 February 2004. Retrieved 6 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Europe U-23 Championship 1974". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 14 February 2004. Retrieved 6 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "Europe U-23 Championship 1976". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 14 February 2004. Retrieved 6 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Gabon – Switzerland". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 26 July 2012. Retrieved 27 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "South Korea – Switzerland". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 29 July 2012. Retrieved 30 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "Mexico – Switzerland". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 1 August 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "La Suisse avec Benaglio, Behrami et Klose aux Jeux Olympiques". Association Suisse de Football (in Français). 3 July 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  8. ^ "Liste des 50 joueurs présélectionnés par l’ASF". Association Suisse de Football (in Français). 23 March 2012. Retrieved 6 April 2012. 


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