Switzerland national football team

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The Switzerland national football team (Schweizer Fußballnationalmannschaft, Équipe de Suisse de football, Nazionale di calcio della Svizzera, Squadra naziunala da ballape da la Svizra) represents Switzerland in international football.wikipedia
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Austria national football team

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They hosted the competition in 1954, where they played with Austria in the quarter-final match, losing 7–5, which today still stands as the highest scoring ever World Cup match.
The country played in the UEFA European Championship for the first time in 2008, when it co-hosted the event with Switzerland, and most recently qualified in 2016.

2010 FIFA World Cup Group H

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They didn't concede a goal until a match against Chile at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, conceding in the 75th minute; setting a World Cup finals record for consecutive minutes without conceding a goal. In their first match at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the team defeated eventual champions Spain 1–0 with a goal by Gelson Fernandes, but they were still eliminated in the group stage.
The group consisted of Switzerland, Honduras, Chile and reigning European champions Spain.

UEFA Euro 2008

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Switzerland and Austria were the co-hosts of UEFA Euro 2008, where the Swiss made their third appearance in the competition, but failed for a third time to progress from the group stage.
Austria and Switzerland automatically qualified as hosts; the remaining 14 teams were determined through qualifying matches, which began in August 2006.

Uruguay national football team

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Overall, Switzerland's best ever result at an official football competition was the silver medal they earned in 1924, after losing to Uruguay 3–0 in the final of the 1924 Olympic Games.
In contrast to the physical style of the European teams of the era, Uruguay played a style based around short passes, and won every game, defeating Switzerland 3–0 in the gold medal match.

Austria v Switzerland (1954 FIFA World Cup)

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They hosted the competition in 1954, where they played with Austria in the quarter-final match, losing 7–5, which today still stands as the highest scoring ever World Cup match.
On 26 June 1954, in a quarterfinal match of the 1954 FIFA World Cup, Austria beat Switzerland 7–5 in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Roy Hodgson

In 1992, Switzerland appointed English manager Roy Hodgson as head coach of the national team; and at the time of his appointment, the Swiss had not qualified for any major tournament since 1966.
He later guided the Switzerland national team to the last 16 of the 1994 World Cup and qualification for Euro 1996; Switzerland had not qualified for a major tournament since the 1960s.

Germany national football team

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Switzerland once again reached the quarter-finals in 1938; after beating Germany in the round of sixteen, winning 4–2 after a replay but were knocked out by Hungary, losing 2–0.
Eight years after the establishment of the German Football Association (DFB), the first official match of the Germany national football team was played on 5 April 1908, against Switzerland in Basel, with the Swiss winning 5–3.

Hungary national football team

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Switzerland once again reached the quarter-finals in 1938; after beating Germany in the round of sixteen, winning 4–2 after a replay but were knocked out by Hungary, losing 2–0. Switzerland failed to qualify for the 1998 FIFA World Cup, hosted in France, as they finished 4th in their qualifying group, winning three games; 3–2 against Finland, 1–0 against Hungary and 5–0 against Azerbaijan, drawing one game against Hungary (1–1), and losing three games; 1–0 against Azerbaijan and losing both games against Norway, losing 1–0 at home and 5–0 away.
Between 1927 and 1930, Hungary participated in the Europa Cup, which is considered to be the first international tournament, with Austria, Czechoslovakia, Switzerland, Russia, and Yugoslavia.

Swiss Football Association

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The national team is controlled by the Swiss Football Association.
It organizes the football league, the Swiss Football League and the Switzerland national football team.

1994 FIFA World Cup Group A

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Nevertheless, Switzerland still qualified from the group, but were knocked out by Spain, losing 3–0.
The group consisted of one CONCACAF team, the host United States, two UEFA teams, Switzerland and Romania, and one CONMEBOL team, Colombia.

UEFA Euro 1996 Group A

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They were drawn in Group A, but their tournament was disappointing overall; as they finished bottom of the group.
The group consisted of hosts England, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Scotland.

Czechoslovakia national football team

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The team's debut appearance at the World Cup was in 1934; where they reached the quarter-finals after beating the Netherlands 3–2 in the round of sixteen before getting knocked out by Czechoslovakia.
Czechoslovakia returned for the 1924 Olympics in Paris and defeated Turkey 5–2 in the first round, but were eliminated in the second 1–0 against Switzerland in a replay after a 1–1 draw.

1994 FIFA World Cup qualification (UEFA – Group 1)

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Hodgson lead Switzerland to the 1994 FIFA World Cup, losing just one game during qualifying, in a group that included Italy, and much fancied Portugal and Scotland.
Group 1 consisted of six of the 39 teams entered into the European zone: Estonia, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Scotland, and Switzerland.

UEFA Euro 2004 Group B

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The Swiss finished with 21 points and qualified for the finals in Portugal; where they were drawn in Group B with defending champions France, England and Croatia.
The group consisted of defending champions France, England, Croatia and Switzerland.

1938 FIFA World Cup

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Switzerland once again reached the quarter-finals in 1938; after beating Germany in the round of sixteen, winning 4–2 after a replay but were knocked out by Hungary, losing 2–0. Switzerland's best ever performance at the FIFA World Cup are three quarter-final appearances, in 1934, 1938 and 1954.
In the other replay, Germany, which had led 1–0 in the first game against Switzerland, led 2–0 but eventually was beaten 2–4.

UEFA Euro 2008 Group A

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Switzerland were drawn in Group A with Portugal, Turkey and the Czech Republic.
The group consisted of co-host Switzerland, UEFA Euro 2004 host and finalist Portugal, as well as Czech Republic and Turkey.

Xherdan Shaqiri

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Switzerland's initial start in qualifying was overall poor; losing 1–3 to England in the first game played, in which Xherdan Shaqiri scored his first goal for the national team, followed by a 1–0 defeat to Montenegro.
Xherdan Shaqiri (born 10 October 1991) is a Swiss professional footballer who plays as a winger for Premier League club Liverpool and the Swiss national team.

Gelson Fernandes

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In their first match at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the team defeated eventual champions Spain 1–0 with a goal by Gelson Fernandes, but they were still eliminated in the group stage.
He also plays for the Switzerland national team.

Finland national football team

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Switzerland failed to qualify for the 1998 FIFA World Cup, hosted in France, as they finished 4th in their qualifying group, winning three games; 3–2 against Finland, 1–0 against Hungary and 5–0 against Azerbaijan, drawing one game against Hungary (1–1), and losing three games; 1–0 against Azerbaijan and losing both games against Norway, losing 1–0 at home and 5–0 away.
The team enjoyed mixed fortunes in the campaign, high points of which were a draw and a win away to Norway and Switzerland respectively.

2014 FIFA World Cup Group E

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At the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, Switzerland were drawn to play France, Honduras and Ecuador in the group stage.
Group E of the 2014 FIFA World Cup consisted of Switzerland, Ecuador, France, and Honduras.

1950 FIFA World Cup

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At the 1950 World Cup, Switzerland were drawn in a group with Brazil, Yugoslavia and Mexico, where they lost 4–0 to Yugoslavia in the opening match, drew 2–2 with Brazil in their second match and beating Mexico 2–1 in their final group mach, and finished third in their group.
These withdrawals meant that Switzerland and Turkey qualified without having to play their final round of matches.

Croatia national football team

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The Swiss finished with 21 points and qualified for the finals in Portugal; where they were drawn in Group B with defending champions France, England and Croatia.
In 1940, Jozo Jakopić led an unofficial national team representing the Banovina of Croatia (part of Kingdom of Yugoslavia) in four friendly matches, against Switzerland and Hungary.

Reto Ziegler

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However, following a 2–0 loss to Wales (in which Reto Ziegler earned a red card) and Montenegro's surprising last-minute equalizer against England in a 2–2 draw, Switzerland's hopes of qualifying were mathematically made impossible.
He earned 35 international caps for Switzerland and played at both the 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups.

France national football team

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The Swiss finished with 21 points and qualified for the finals in Portugal; where they were drawn in Group B with defending champions France, England and Croatia. At the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, Switzerland were drawn to play France, Honduras and Ecuador in the group stage. At Euro 2016, Switzerland were selected to play in Group A of the tournament; alongside hosts France, Albania and Romania.
The following year, on 12 February 1905, France contested their first-ever home match against Switzerland.

UEFA Euro 2016 Group A

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At Euro 2016, Switzerland were selected to play in Group A of the tournament; alongside hosts France, Albania and Romania.
Group A of UEFA Euro 2016 contained France, Romania, debutant Albania and Switzerland.