Switzerland vs Germany Nations League preview: where to watch, team news

Switzerland face Germany in UEFA Nations League Group 4 – all you need to know.

Germany train ahead of the game
Germany train ahead of the game AFP via Getty Images

Switzerland face Germany in UEFA Nations League Group 4 in Basel on Sunday 6 September at 20:45 CET.

Switzerland vs Germany: live build-up

Where to watch the game on TV

Fans can find their local UEFA Nations League broadcast partner(s) here

Squads

Switzerland
Goalkeepers: Mvogo (PSV), Omlin (Montpellier), Sommer (Mönchengladbach)
Defenders: Akanji (Dortmund), Benito (Bordeaux), Elvedi (Mönchengladbach), Lang (Mönchengladbach), Mbabu (Wolfsburg), Omeragić (Zürich), Rodríguez (Torino), Widmer (Basel)
Midfielders: Aebischer (Young Boys), Fassnacht (Young Boys), Sohm (Zürich), Sow (Frankfurt), Steffen (Wolfsburg), Xhaka (Arsenal), Zuber (Frankfurt)
Forwards: Ajeti (Celtic), Embolo (Mönchengladbach), Gavranović (Dinamo Zagreb), Seferović (Benfica), Vargas (Augsburg)

Germany
Goalkeepers
: Baumann (Hoffenheim), Leno (Arsenal), Trapp (Eintracht Frankfurt)
Defenders
: Ginter (Mönchengladbach), Gosens (Atalanta), Kehrer (Paris), Koch (Leeds), Rüdiger (Chelsea), Schulz (Dortmund), Süle (Bayern), Tah (Leverkusen)
Midfielders
: Brandt (Dortmund), Can (Dortmund), Draxler (Paris), Gündoğan (Manchester City), Havertz (Leverkusen), Kroos (Real Madrid), Neuhaus (Mönchengladbach), Sané (Bayern), Serdar (Schalke)
Forwards: Werner (Chelsea), Waldschmidt (Benfica)

Previous meetings

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• Germany have had the better of the neighbours’ 51 meetings to date: W36 D6 L9.

• The Swiss did win the sides’ last meeting, a May 2012 friendly in Basel, 5-3, Eren Derdiyok scoring a hat-trick. Prior to that, they had not beaten Germany in 19 games (D2 L17) since a 3-1 victory in Frankfurt in 1956.

What the coaches say

Vladimir Petković, Switzerland coach: "Germany are favourites. Not only against us, but also against nearly every opponent. We want to maintain our style even if we are against Germany, to play our game. There will be some changes to personnel."

Joachim Löw, Germany coach: "The game against Spain had a strong impact, but there were no big injuries. All players are ready to play tomorrow. The development [of Switzerland] since 2014 is very good. They became one of the major players. They have a good footballing style with very progressive tactics. I see parallels in the playing style between Switzerland and Spain."

Next up

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Spain vs Switzerland – 10 October

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