Other than qualification against Italy in World Cup
The Swiss A national team will face Italy, Northern Ireland, Bulgaria and Lithuania in Group C in the 2022 World Cup qualification. This was the result of a virtual draw made by FIFA in Zurich Hallanstadion. The game will take place between March and November 2021.
Group C: Switzerland (from pot 2), Italy (Pot 1), Northern Ireland (Pot 3), Bulgaria (Pot 4), Lithuania (Pot 5).
Game dates: The qualification starts in March of next year. The game will be played in four time slots in March, September, October and November 2021.
, The detailed program will be published by FIFA on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 after 6 pm..
Working: The 10 winners of 5 groups of five and six each will qualify for the 2022 World Cup final directly. The 10 runners-up will play together with 2 teams from the United Nations in March 2022, with the semi-finals and finals in three groups of four to play for the three remaining World Cups. – Beginning of European region locations.
Vote for the draw:
Vladimir Petkovic About Italy as a rival in the World Cup qualifier:
Granit xhaka: «I am very happy with the draw. Italy is a favorite of this group. But we do not need to hide at all. We have proved in recent years that we can score goals against all the big teams. I believe we will play a good campaign and we can qualify directly. We are a unit with a lot of will to achieve something. “
Loris Benito: “Italy as a neighboring country, EM rival in 2021 and certainly the strongest group rival will be another very good case, hopefully with the audience again. Northern Ireland, Bulgaria and Lithuania are three uncomfortable teams that are not easy to play. Nevertheless, we want to directly qualify for the World Cup. ‘
Steven Zuber: “We want to measure ourselves against the best, it is our nature. Now we get two more chances against the best and most famous opponent Italy. This is a notable group. The other three teams are in the “very uncomfortable” category. But if you want to go to the World Cup, you have to defeat it. We will qualify for the World Cup. ‘
Ricardo Rodriguez: “It is a good group with exciting and demanding opponents. It certainly won’t be easy, but we can directly qualify for the World Cup. ‘
Overview of groups in World Cup qualification
Group A: Portugal, Serbia, Ireland, Luxembourg, Azerbaijan.
Group B: Spain, Sweden, Greece, Georgia, Kosovo.
Group C: Italy, Switzerland, Northern Ireland, Bulgaria, Lithuania.
Group D: France, Ukraine, Finland, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kazakhstan.
Group E: Belgium, Wales, Czech Republic, Belarus, Estonia.
Group F: Denmark, Austria, Scotland, Israel, Faroe Islands, Moldova.
Group G: Netherlands, Turkey, Norway, Montenegro, Latvia, Gibraltar.
Group H: Croatia, Slovakia, Russia, Slovenia, Cyprus, Malta.
Group I: England, Poland, Hungary, Albania, Andorra, San Marino.
Group J: Germany, Romania, Iceland, Northern Macedonia, Armenia, Liechtenstein.
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