All you need to know about the Swiss Football Association – Swiss Nations League opponents

Interesting facts about opponents of the Swiss Nations League

Spain, Portugal and the Czech Republic competed against the Swiss men’s senior national team in June and September 2022 as part of the UEFA Nations League. Below is everything you need to know about these teams.

Spain

Current Instructor: Luis Enrique (ESP, SEAT 2019)
Final result in the final: European Championship Round of 16 2016, World Cup Round of 16 2018, European Championship Semi Final 2021
Prize: World Champion 2010, European Champion 1964, 2008 and 2012
Path to World Cup Qualification 2022: Group B winner (8 games, 6 wins, 1 draw, 1 loss, 15-5 goals)
Way in the Nations League (League A): Group A4 winner (along with Switzerland, Germany and Ukraine), finalist (1:2 against France)
Record breaker: Sergio Ramos (180 caps)
Record Scorers: David Villa (59 Torres)
Captain: Sergio Busquets
Top scorers in World Cup qualification: Ferran Torres (4)
FIFA World Ranking: number 7
International match records against Switzerland (from Swiss perspective):
23 games, 1 win, 6 draws, 16 losses, 19:49 goals
Final Duel: 1: 1 NV; 1:3 IP on July 2, 2021 in St. Petersburg (EM quarter-finals)
The only Swiss win against Spain: 1-0 on June 16, 2010 in Durban (World Cup Preliminary Round)

Portugal

Current Instructor: Fernando Santos (POR, September 2014)
Final result in the final: 2016 European Champions, 2018 World Cup Round of 16, 2021 European Championship Round of 16
Prize: European Champion 2016, European Championship Final 2004, World Cup in 1966, 3rd place, Nations League winner 2019
Path to World Cup Qualification 2022: 2. Playoff against Turkey in Group A (8 games, 5 wins, 2 draws, 1 loss, 17: 6 goals), Group C
Way in the Nations League (League A): 2. Group A3 (along with France, Croatia and Sweden)
Record breaker: Cristiano Ronaldo (184 caps)
Record Scorers: Cristiano Ronaldo (115 Tours)
Captain: Cristiano Ronaldo
Top scorers in World Cup qualification: Cristiano Ronaldo (6)
FIFA World Ranking: number 8
International match records against Switzerland (from Swiss perspective):
23 games, 10 wins, 5 draws, 8 losses, 33:30 goals
Final Duel: 1:3 on June 5, 2019 in Porto (UEFA Nations League Semi-Final)
Final Swiss win against Portugal: 2-0 in Basel on September 6, 2016 (World Cup qualification)

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Czech Republic

Current Instructor: Jaroslav Silhavi (from CZE, 2018)
Final result in the final: EM Quarter-Final 2012, EM Group Stage 2016, EM Quarter-Final 2021
Prize: World Cup finalists 1934 and 1962, European champions 1976 (each as Czechoslovakia), European Championship finalists 1996
Path to World Cup Qualification 2022: 3. Group E (8 games, 4 wins, 2 draws, 2 losses, 14:9 goals), Group B playoff against Sweden
Way in the Nations League (League B): The winners of Group B 2 (along with Scotland, Israel and Slovakia), promotion to League A.
Record breaker: Petr Sech (124 caps)
Record Scorers: John Koller (55 Gates)
Captain: Tomas Souseki
Top scorers in World Cup qualification: Tomas Sousek (3)
FIFA World Ranking: number 31
International match records against Switzerland (from Swiss perspective):
4 games, 1 win, 3 losses, 4-6 goals
Final Duel: 0: 1 June 7, 2008 in Basel (European Championship Preliminary Round)
Final Swiss win against Czech Republic: 3-0 at Zurich (Test) on 20 April 1994

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