Sweden vs Switzerland Women's EURO preview: Where to watch, kick-off time, predicted line-ups
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
When is it? How can you watch it? What are the possible line-ups? All you need to know about the UEFA Women's EURO 2022 Group C game between Sweden and Switzerland.
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Sweden meet Switzerland at Bramall Lane in UEFA Women's EURO 2022 Group C on Wednesday 13 July.
Sweden vs Switzerland at a glance
When: Wednesday 13 July, 18:00 CET
Where: Bramall Lane, Sheffield
What: Group C, Matchday 2
How to follow: Build-up and live coverage will appear here
Where to watch Sweden vs Switzerland on TV
Fans can find their local UEFA Women's EURO 2022 broadcast partner(s) here.
What do you need to know?
Sweden will be strong favourites against a Switzerland side yet to record a win in seven attempts in 2022. But with expectation comes pressure: will the Blågult be able to throw off the shackles they kept on in their cautious opening draw against holders the Netherlands? They will certainly have to beware of Switzerland's fast start after Nils Nielsen's side raced into a 2-0 lead inside five minutes against Portugal on Saturday before being pegged back, a real dent to their hopes.
Sweden: Lindahl; Glas, Ilestedt, Björn, Eriksson; Angeldahl, Asllani, Seger; Rolfö, Blackstenius, Hurtig
Switzerland: Thalmann; Maritz, Calligaris, Bühler, Aigbogun; Wälti, Maendly; Crnogorčević, Sow, Reuteler; Bachmann
Misses next match if booked: Aigbogun, Calligaris, Reuteler
Alexandra Jonson, Sweden reporter
Following the draw against the Netherlands, there is a lot of pressure on Sweden to not only win but make a statement against Switzerland. After all, they've not been shy in expressing their intention to win this tournament. Stina Blackstenius should be ready to play from the start, ensuring even more attacking threat for the Swiss to deal with. Sweden will also look to capitalise on their set-piece strength, having struggled to make things click against the Dutch.
Judith Tuffentsammer, Switzerland reporter
The disappointment surrounding the draw against Portugal is palpable, not least considering Switzerland initially led by two goals following a spectacular start. The mood has further darkened since, with a stomach bug that has gone round the camp and left a number unable to train. Against Sweden, the Nati now face a much stronger opponent and will have to find a way to iron out their weaknesses in possession if they are to belie their status as underdogs. However, since Sweden's opening match also ended in a draw, both teams are under pressure – and Switzerland must feel like there is still something to play for in the group.
Last six games: DWDWDW (most recent first)
Last match: Netherlands 1-1 Sweden, 09/07
Women's EURO 2017: quarter-finals (L 2-0 vs Netherlands)
Last six games: DLLLDL (most recent first)
Last match: Portugal 2-2 Switzerland, 09/07
Women's EURO 2017: third in Group C (W1 D1 L1)
View from the camps
Nils Nielsen, Switzerland coach: "Sweden such a good team in every way that you only have one chance to beat them and that is to go all in on it, regardless of which players you have on the pitch. We have to go all in and really try to see if we can surprise them somehow, if we can get a goal. For that to happen, we need to be aggressive and get up there near their goal, otherwise it will never happen."
Peter Gerhardsson, Sweden coach: "Training has been a bit better quality than before the Netherlands game. I hope that tomorrow we can show to ourselves that we have grown into this tournament in a good way. Against the Netherlands we were a little bit slow in terms of decision-making; we need to be quicker at taking the ball forward."