Switzerland continues impressing in their 2018 World Cup campaign

‘’France are the favorites in our group and rightly they are most frequently mentioned as one of the favorites to win the title. I hope that in the third game of Group A, between Switzerland and France, we’re playing for first place in the group’’

This was the response that Switzerland’s head coach Vladimir Petkovic launched during a pre-match conference after being questioned about the possibility that his national side has in making it past the group stages of the 2016 UEFA Euro’s.

Hughes frustrated with Switzerland

Stoke manager Mark Hughes appeared to be a bit frustrated with the way the Switzerland national team has handled the injury to XherdanShaqiri.

The Swiss international appeared to have been injured in the match against Latvia only days after he has been back from a calf injury.

Mark Hughes thinks that the Switzerland team should not have risked the player especially when they know that he is having a long-term problem with his calf injury.

Rio Ferdinand Slams Performance of Granit Xhaka and Francis Coquelin

Rio Ferdinand has slammed Arsenal’s defensive midfielders – Granit Xhaka and Francis Coquelin – after watching the two players perform extremely poor in the 3-1 loss against Liverpool.

It was yet another defeat for Arsenal, but it almost rules them out of the title race once and for all. Now, the objective for the club is to finish in the top four. However, they have just dropped out of the top four teams following this defeat. Ferdinand believes that Arsenal were at a gross disadvantage in the game since defensive midfieldersXhaka and Coquelin did not know how to defend.

Roy Hodgson is certain that Switzerland will thrive

Roy Hodgson used to be in charge of the Switzerland national football team back in 1992 until 1995 and the English manager has recently voiced his thoughts concerning his former national side as he said:

"I've not been surprised at all that they're succeeding. I think the Swiss FA, even from the time when I was there, works extremely well.

Xhaka needs to calm down

Former Switzerland player KubilayTurkyilmaz has told Arsenal and Switzerland international Granit Xhaka that he needs to calm down.

He said that he cannot understand Xhaka playing style and why he always has to be aggressive on the pitch.


Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo won the inaugural FIFA best player award in a ceremony held at the Swiss TV Studio in Zurich, Switzerland.

This makes the fourth time for the Portuguese star forward. The FIFA Awards 2016 gala saw a host of other football awards being given out for outstanding efforts last year.

Switzerland maintain record

Switzerland has maintained their 100% win record when they beat Faroe Islands 2-0 in their World Cup qualifying match.

This is the 4th win out of 4 games for Switzerland who appears comfortable throughout all the game.


Portugal came off with a win in their World Cup qualifiers game against Latvia last Sunday.

The game, which ended in a 4-1 win, saw Cristiano Ronaldo score twice and miss a penalty, thus ensuring that the Portugal squad ended up with all three points from the game.


For Portugal’s upcoming World Cup Qualifiers game, the Real Madrid sensational player has been named amongst the squad that would be slugging it out with Andorra on the 7th of October.

He is expected to start in the match against Andorra.

Arsene Wenger Says Intelligent Swiss Midfielder will Cope with Suspension

Granit Xhaka was a major signing for Arsenal in the summer, but the player suffers from a big disciplinary problem which reared its ugly head in the game against Swansea.

The midfielder was sent off for a whopping eight time in the last 24 months, but it was his first straight red card of his Arsenal career. The player had made a £ 34 million switch in the summer and only now has he managed to find his feet in the Premier League.Xhaka, though, will be missing the next three matches as a result of the suspension incurred by the straight red card.


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