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All three of Switzerland's wins in their 22 encounters with England came at home; something of a fillip as they welcome back former coach Roy Hodgson in Group E.

Preview: European qualifiers on 8 September ©Getty Images

Switzerland will look to throw a spanner in the works for their former coach Roy Hodgson as they take on England in their first UEFA EURO 2016 Group E game.

Match background
• Switzerland's record in 22 senior meetings with England is W3 D5 L14 (W3 D1 L8 at home – W0 D4 L5 in London). Those fixtures include a 3-0 win for England in Coimbra, Portugal, at UEFA EURO 2004 (Wayne Rooney 23, 75, Steven Gerrard 82).

• That latter fixture is one of three finals meetings. England beat Switzerland 2-0 at the 1954 FIFA World Cup (Jimmy Mullen 43, Dennis Wilshaw 69) in Switzerland, but drew 1-1 against the Swiss at EURO '96. Alan Shearer's 23rd-minute goal at Wembley was cancelled out by Kubilay Türkyilmaz with seven minutes left.

• England are unbeaten in eight games against Switzerland (W5 D3) since a 2-1 loss in a World Cup qualifier in Basel on 30 May 1981. Alfred Scheiwiler (28) and Claudio Sulser (30) scored for Paul Wolfisberg's Switzerland, Terry McDermott (54) on target for Ron Greenwood's England.

• The sides last met in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying. Fabio Capello's England beat Ottmar Hitzfeld's Switzerland 3-1 in Basel on 7 September 2010, Rooney (10), Adam Johnson (69) and Darren Bent (88) on target either side of Stephan Lichtsteiner's dismissal (64) and Xherdan Shaqiri's spectacular 71st-minute strike for Switzerland. Those goals were Bent and Shaqiri's first for their respective nations.

• England flirted with disaster when the sides met at Wembley on 4 June 2011, Tranquillo Barnetta (32, 35) giving the visitors a 2-0 lead before Frank Lampard (37) and Ashley Young (51) earned the home side a share of the points.

• In 11 meetings in UEFA age-group competitions, Switzerland's record against England is W1 D2 L8.

• Swiss and English clubs have met in 48 UEFA games, with the Swiss sides' record reading W12 D11 L25.

• Hodgson was Switzerland coach from January 1992 to November 1995, guiding them to the 1994 World Cup – their first since 1966 – and EURO '96. The latter was the first time the Swiss had reached a UEFA European Championship, although he left for FC Internazionale Milano after qualification had been secured.

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