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UEFA EURO: Switzerland - Denmark Match press kits

UEFA EURO 2016Match press kits

SwitzerlandSt. Jakob-Park - BaselTuesday 26 March 2019 - 20.45CETGroup D - Matchday 2Denmark
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
04/09/1999PR (GS)Denmark - Switzerland2-1
CopenhagenNielsen 54, Tomasson 81; Türkyilmaz 79
14/10/1998PR (GS)Switzerland - Denmark1-1ZurichChapuisat 58; Tobiasen 88
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
09/10/1985QR (GS)Denmark - Switzerland0-0Copenhagen
17/10/1984QR (GS)Switzerland - Denmark1-0
BerneBarberis 43
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal

* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

Last updated 23/03/2019 23:39CET

Squad list Only this chapter

Switzerland - Squad list
Current season
-Yann Sommer17/12/198830Mönchengladbach - 1000
-Yvon Mvogo06/06/199424Leipzig - 0000
-Jonas Omlin10/01/199425Basel - 0000
-Stephan Lichtsteiner16/01/198435Arsenal - 1000
-Michael Lang08/02/199128Mönchengladbach - 0000
-Ricardo Rodríguez25/08/199226Milan - 1000
-Loris Benito07/01/199227Young Boys - 0000
-Timm Klose09/05/198830Norwich - 0000
-Kevin Mbabu19/04/199523Young Boys - 0000
-Nico Elvedi30/09/199622Mönchengladbach - 0000
-Manuel Akanji19/07/199523Dortmund - 1000
-Steven Zuber17/08/199127Stuttgart - 1100
-Granit Xhaka27/09/199226Arsenal - 1000
-Remo Freuler15/04/199226Atalanta - 1000
-Renato Steffen03/11/199127Wolfsburg - 1000
-Djibril Sow06/02/199722Young Boys - 1000
-Denis Zakaria20/11/199622Mönchengladbach - 1100
-Christian Fassnacht11/11/199325Young Boys - 0000
-Mario Gavranović24/11/198929Dinamo Zagreb - 1000
-Admir Mehmedi16/03/199128Wolfsburg - 0000
-Albian Ajeti26/02/199722Basel - 1000
-Breel Embolo14/02/199722Schalke - 1000
-Vladimir Petković15/08/196355 - 1000
Denmark - Squad list
Current season
-Kasper Schmeichel05/11/198632Leicester - 0000
-Jonas Lössl01/02/198930Huddersfield - 0000
-Frederik Rønnow04/08/199226Frankfurt - 0000
-Mathias Jørgensen23/04/199028Huddersfield - 0000
-Simon Kjær26/03/198930Sevilla - 0000
-Jens Stryger Larsen21/02/199128Udinese - 0000
-Henrik Dalsgaard27/07/198929Brentford - 0000
-Peter Ankersen22/09/199028København - 0000
-Jonas Knudsen16/09/199226Ipswich - 0000
-Andreas Christensen10/04/199622Chelsea - 0000
-Joachim Andersen31/05/199622Sampdoria - 0000
-Lasse Schöne27/05/198632Ajax - 0000
-Christian Eriksen14/02/199227Tottenham - 0000
-Thomas Delaney03/09/199127Dortmund - 0000
-Pierre Emile Højbjerg05/08/199523Southampton - 0000
-Lukas Lerager12/07/199325Genoa - 0000
-Jacob Bruun Larsen19/09/199820Dortmund - 0000
-Philip Billing11/06/199622Huddersfield - 0000
-Christian Gytkjær06/05/199028Lech - 0000
-Nicolai Jørgensen15/01/199128Feyenoord - 0000
-Martin Braithwaite05/06/199127Leganés - 0000
-Yussuf Poulsen15/06/199424Leipzig - 0000
-Kasper Dolberg06/10/199721Ajax - 0000
-Åge Hareide23/09/195365 - 0000

Last updated 26/03/2019 10:19CET

Head coach Only this chapter

Vladimir Petković

Date of birth: 15 August 1963
Nationality: Swiss
Playing career: Sarajevo (twice), Rudar Ljubija, Koper, Chur 97 (twice), Sion, Martigny-Sports, Bellinzona (twice), Locarno
Coaching career: Bellinzona (twice), Malcantone Agno, Lugano, Young Boys, Samsunspor, Sion, Lazio, Switzerland

• Started his career in midfield with Sarajevo, losing in the 1983 Yugoslavian Cup final but featuring twice as his team took the 1984/85 league title, the only major honour of his playing days. Moved to Switzerland in 1987, playing for second-tier Chur and then ascending to the top flight with Sion in 1988/89; returned to the second division to represent Martigny, Bellinzona and Locarno.

• Petković hung up his boots in 1999, aged 36, following a season as player-coach at Bellinzona. Then led Malcantone Agno to promotion from the third divison in 2002/03 before becoming the first coach of AC Lugano – successors to FC Lugano.

• Rejoined Bellinzona in October 2005, steering them to the 2007/08 Swiss Cup final, where they lost 4-1 to Basel, but consolation came two weeks later as victory in a relegation/promotion play-off against St Gallen gave Bellinzona a Super League berth.

• Was appointed Young Boys coach in August 2008, guiding them to second-placed finishes in his first two campaigns in charge as well as the 2008/09 Swiss Cup final. After short spells in charge of Turkey's Samsunspor and Sion back in Switzerland, was named Lazio coach in June 2012 and won the Coppa Italia in his first term in Italy, also helping the side to seventh position in the final standings.

• Left in January 2014 after being appointed Switzerland coach Ottmar Hitzfeld's successor, taking the reins after the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Promptly guided his charges to UEFA EURO 2016, where they lost to Poland in the last 16, and to the same stage of the 2018 World Cup, where they were beaten by Sweden. Switzerland did, however, reach the first UEFA Nations League Finals, ahead of Belgium and Iceland.


Åge Hareide

Date of birth: 23 September 1953
Nationality: Norwegian
Playing career: Hødd, Molde (twice), Manchester City, Norwich
Coaching career:
Molde (twice), Helsinborg (twice), Brøndby, Rosenborg, Norway, Örgryte, Viking, Malmö, Denmark

• Having trained as a tax accountant before turning professional, Hareide was a physical defender who represented his country 50 times between 1976 and 1986. His club career took him from Molde to Manchester City and then Norwich in the English top flight.

• Hareide made the transition to coaching before hanging up his boots. After returning from England he acted as Molde player-coach for two seasons. From 1987 he focused solely on coaching and a second spell as Molde boss brought his first silverware – the 1994 Norwegian Cup. His first trophy in Sweden was also the cup, with Helsingborg in 1998. In 2003, Hareide added a further Norwegian Cup as coach of Rosenborg.

• Hareide is the only coach to have won league titles in Sweden (Helsingborg 1999, Malmö 2014), Denmark (Brøndby 2001/02) and Norway (Rosenborg 2003).

• Coached Norway from January 2004 until December 2008. Under Hareide, Norway made it to the play-offs for the 2006 FIFA World Cup but lost 2-0 on aggregate to the Czech Republic.

• Returned to Helsingborg in 2012 for a six-month spell and steered the side to the UEFA Champions League play-offs. In January 2014 he was appointed by Malmö, leading them to the Swedish title and into the UEFA Champions League group stage for the first time at the start of 2014/15. He repeated the feat when Malmö progressed via the play-offs in 2015/16 before being appointed Denmark coach in December 2015, leading his side to the 2018 World Cup and ultimately the round of 16 in Russia. Oversaw promotion to League A in the UEFA Nations League later that year.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeDamir Skomina (SVN)
  • Assistant refereesJure Praprotnik (SVN) , Robert Vukan (SVN)
  • Fourth officialMatej Jug (SVN)
  • UEFA DelegateAlan McRae (SCO)
  • UEFA Referee observerBertrand Layec (FRA)


NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Damir Skomina05/08/197614136

UEFA European Championship matches featuring the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
19/06/2016EUROGS-FTSwitzerlandFrance0-0Lille Métropole

Other matches involving teams from either of the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
03/07/2004UICR2Esbjerg fBOGC Nice1-0Herning
19/09/2007UELR1RC LensFC København1-1Lens
02/10/2008UELR1FC ZürichAC Milan0-1Zurich
21/10/2009UCLGSFC ZürichOlympique de Marseille0-1Zurich
17/08/2011UCLPOOdense BKVillarreal CF1-0Odense
16/09/2014UCLGSReal Madrid CFFC Basel 18935-1Madrid
25/08/2015UCLPOMaccabi Tel-Aviv FCFC Basel 18931-1Tel Aviv
19/06/2016EUROGS-FTSwitzerlandFrance0-0Lille Métropole

Last updated 25/03/2019 03:27CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter


  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group D - Group Standings
    Republic of Ireland1100103
    Georgia 0-2 Switzerland
    0-1 St. Zuber 56, 0-2 Zakaria 80
    Sommer, Lichtsteiner, Akanji, Embolo (84 Steffen), Freuler (90 Sow), Xhaka, Rodríguez, St. Zuber, Zakaria, Gavranović (60 Al. Ajeti), Schär
  • (26/03/2019)
  • (05/09/2019)
    Republic of Ireland-Switzerland
  • (08/09/2019)
  • (12/10/2019)
  • (15/10/2019)
    Switzerland-Republic of Ireland
  • (15/11/2019)
  • (18/11/2019)


  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group D - Group Standings
    Republic of Ireland1100103
  • (07/06/2019)
    Denmark-Republic of Ireland
  • (10/06/2019)
  • (05/09/2019)
  • (08/09/2019)
  • (12/10/2019)
  • (15/11/2019)
  • (18/11/2019)
    Republic of Ireland-Denmark

Last updated 24/03/2019 11:58CET


:: Previous meetings

Goals for/against: Goal totals include the outcome of disciplinary decisions (e.g. match forfeits when a 3-0 result is determined). Goals totals do not include goals scored during a penalty shoot-out after a tie ended in a draw

:: Squad list

Qual.: Total European Qualifiers appearances/goals for UEFA EURO 2016 only.
FT: Total UEFA EURO 2016 appearances/goals in final tournament only.
Overall: Total international appearances/goals.
DoB: Date of birth
Age: Based on the date press kit was last updated
D: Disciplinary (*: misses next match if booked, S: suspended)

:: Team facts

EURO finals:
The UEFA European Championship was a four-team event in 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972 and 1976 (when the preliminary round and quarter-finals were considered part of qualifying).

From 1980 it was expanded to an eight-team finals and remained in that format in 1984, 1988 and 1992 until 1996, when the 16-team format was adopted. UEFA EURO 2016 is the first tournament to be played as a 24-team finals.

Records of inactive countries
A number of UEFA associations have been affected by dissolution or splits of member associations. For statistical purposes, the records of these inactive countries have been allocated elsewhere: therefore, all Soviet Union matches are awarded to Russia; all West Germany – but not East Germany – matches are awarded to Germany; all Yugoslavia and Serbia & Montenegro matches are awarded to Serbia; all Czechoslovakia matches are allocated to both the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Abandoned/forfeited matches
For statisical purposes, when a match has been started and then abandoned but later forfeited, the result on the pitch at the time of abandonment is counted. Matches that never started and were either cancelled or forfeited are not included in the overall statistics.


Other abbreviations

  • (aet): After extra time
  • pens: Penalties
  • No.: Number
  • og: Own goal
  • ag: Match decided on away goals
  • P: Penalty
  • agg: Aggregate
  • Pld: Matches played
  • AP: Appearances
  • Pos.: Position
  • Comp.: Competition
  • Pts: Points
  • D: Drawn
  • R: Sent off (straight red card)
  • DoB: Date of birth
  • Res.: Result
  • ET: Extra Time
  • sg: Match decided by silver goal
  • GA: Goals against
  • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
  • GF: Goals for
  • W: Won
  • gg: Match decided by golden goal
  • Y: Booked
  • L: Lost
  • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
  • Nat.: Nationality
  • N/A: Not applicable
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