Team facts: Switzerland

Team facts: Switzerland
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Switzerland

EURO 2013: Fourth in qualifying group

EURO best: First qualification

How they qualified: Group 6 winners, W8 D0 L0 F34 A3 Pts24

Coach: Martina Voss-Tecklenburg

One to watch: Ramona Bachmann (forward, Chelsea)

What to watch out for: Switzerland have begun to turn youth-finals potency into senior success. Theirmajor step forward came with reaching the last World Cup, comfortably seeing off Iceland and Denmark to book a debut final tournament, where a 10-1 thrashing of Ecuador took them into the last 16.

They were even more convincing in qualifying for their first European finals, with Italy (and everyone else, in fact) beaten home and away. Former Germany player Voss-Tecklenburg has enabled a team with a talented attack including Bachmann, Lara Dickenmann and Ana-Maria Crnogorčević to realise their potential.

 

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