Switzerland is set to face Cameroon in their inaugural fixture of the 2022 Fifa World Cup. The previous world cup bid was brought to an abrupt halt in the round of 16 when they suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of the Swedes.
Suffice it to say, the nation has come a long way. They have now etched their selves as tournament regulars, having qualified for the past five successive world cups, Qatar included.
The Swiss are now set to kick off their world cup bid, facing a tough test in Cameroon. Cameroon has qualified for the FIFA World Cup eight times, a record that distinguishes them from their African counterparts.
In their previous outing, Switzerland sustained a loss at the hands of Ghana. A 2-0 defeat, with their first-team stars involved. A defensive error from a corner and an individual blunder led to the goals. Not the ideal way to prepare for the World Cup.
Nonetheless, the veterans just might display their experience going into the fixture.
Granit Xhaka will be leading the Rossocrociati. The structure will differ with a 4-2-3-1 being implemented.
Switzerland XI: Sommer; Widmer, Elvedi, Akanji, Rodriguez; Xhaka, Freuler, Sow; Embolo, Shaqiri, Vargas.
Cameroon XI: Onana; Tolo, Nkoulou, Castelletto, Fai; Gouet, Hongla, Zambo Anguissa; Mbeumo, Choupo Moting, Toko Ekambi.