The nation that managed to conclude the group stages of 2014 World Cup without suffering from a single loss as they defeated Iceland, Slovenia, Norway, Albania and Cyprus picking up at least 1 point in each of those matches was Switzerland.
Looking to be like this year’s ‘dark horses’ and underdogs the Swiss have made an impressive statement so far. Managing to step it into the pot where some of the highest ranked nations are currently allocated, expectations are slowly building up for Switzerland.
They did suffer however from a huge blow when losing 2-1 against South Korea in a friendly match on November 15th.
Switzerland and Norway take on each other in what promises to be a crunch match in the World Cup qualifying. Both teams are separated only by three points in group E, with Norway having the opportunity to overtake their opponents with victory.
Switzerland, though, will be hoping to use the home advantage to at least get a draw from the match, which would be a great result for the team given that it would almost ensure them qualification. There are only a few matches left in the World Cup qualifying campaign for both teams.
The Bundesliga is the leading German football league and it is generally considered to be the third most important league in Europe. It consists of by 18 teams and it maintains a promotion and relegation system with Second Bundesliga. The league trophy is the DFL-Supercup and all teams compete for the DFB-Pokal.
For many years the most successful team has been FC Bayern Munich, though other prominent champion teams have included Hamburger SV, VfB Stuttgart, Mönchengladbach, Borussia, Borussia Dortmund, and Werder Bremen. The current champions are FC Bayern Munich, though the champions in the previous two seasons were Borussia Dortmund.
Swiss International Admir Mehmedi has made the move from Dynamo Kiev to Bundesliga side Freiburg on a season long loan deal. The Bundesliga club have the option of converting the loan deal into a permanent one should he impress during his time in German football.
The 22-year-old has been one of the promising young players to come from Switzerland in recent years. He started his career with Swiss club FC Zürich back in 2008. He came through the ranks at the club and stayed there for two years before moving to Dynamo Kiev in 2012.
Former Bayern Munich manager Ottmar Hitzfeld, who is currently in charge of the Switzerland national team, has said that his former club will win the Champions League final at Wembley this season. Bayern have made it into the third Champions League final in four seasons, but they are yet to win a major European trophy since 2001. They are also the last German team to have won a European trophy.
They will be facing archrivals Borussia Dortmund in the final of the competition after managing to overcome Barcelona. Dortmund, meanwhile, managed to overcome the stiff opposition from Real Madrid to reach their first Champions League final after a long time.
Former Bayern Munich manager Ottmar Hitzfeld has said that winger Arjen Robben should leave the German club Bayern Munich at the end of the season.
Due to the emergence of Thomas Müller, Robben has been unable to get regular first-team football at Bayern Munich this season. He has been one of the best performers for the club over the last three years since arriving at £ 24 million deal from Real Madrid. At 28 years of age, Robben has said that he is not happy with life on the bench. Hitzfeld has said that he does not think that the Dutch winger's situation will not improve next season.
The Greece defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos was one of the best players on the pitch after he helped his national team to get a 0-0 draw with Switzerland in the latest round of international fixtures.
The 24-year-old defender produced a stunning performance to keep out several attacks from the Swiss. After the match, the Greece manager pointed out to the qualities like tight marking, fierce tackling, and great positional sense that were evident throughout the match. These helped Greece get a draw against Switzerland.
The former Bayern Munich manager Ottmar Hitzfeld has said that he believes that either Bayern Munich or Borussia Dortmund could win the Champions League title this season.
After being in charge of Bayern Munich for many seasons over the years, Hitzfeld is currently managing the Switzerland national team. He has predicted a bright future for the German clubs, who are far more secure in the eyes of the UEFA fair play regulations. Bayern Munich are looking to win the fifth Champions League title, while Dortmund will be seeking the second victory.
The Switzerland national team manager Ottmar Hitzfeld has said that he is of the opinion that a German club will be able to achieve glory in the Champions League this season. It has been a barren run for German clubs in the Champions League, as none have been able to match or even replicate the win achieved by Bayern Munich back in 2001.
Only Bayern Munich themselves have come extremely close to winning the trophy once again, but they have failed at the final hurdle in two out of the last three seasons. Yet, Hitzfeld believes that German club still remain extremely strong and will be tough to beat.
The former Bayern Munich manager Ottmar Hitzfeld has said that the German team will be able to dominate against the French champions Lille when the two come up against each other in the Champions League. The Switzerland national team manager Ottmar Hitzfeld had a successful spell with the German club on many occasions.
He has seen the team lift the European cups and domestic titles with great success in recent seasons. He has said that they will once again be able to produce a magnificent performance against the French champions Lille. He has said that the shock loss at the hands of BATE is nothing more than an unusual occurrence.