Murat Yakin, the national coach of Switzerland, has included four goalkeepers in his World Cup selection due to injury concerns. First goalkeeper Yann Sommer is still injured, but hopes to be fit in time for the first group match on November 24. It is also a race against time for second goalkeeper Jonas Omlin.
On Tuesday it became clear that former PSV player Yvon Mvogo will not make the Swiss World Cup selection due to a knee injury, which he sustained last weekend during a competition match between his club Lorient and Paris Saint-Germain.
The most famous names of the Swiss squad are 30-year-old Granit Xhaka of Arsenal and 31-year-old Xherdan Shaqiri of Chicago Fire FC. “I am convinced that we will achieve our goals with these 26 players,” said national coach Yakin.