Switzerland booked their spot at Russia 2018 thanks to a 1-0 aggregate play-off win over Northern Ireland, having finished second in Europe's Group B to clinch their fourth-successive appearance at the global finals.
The group consisted of six teams; Portugal, Switzerland, Hungary, Faroe Islands, Latvia, and Andorra with the Swiss winning nine of their ten games and only losing once. They only missed out on topping the group behind Portugal on goal difference and they could well spring a surprise in Russia with a threat going forward and tight defence.
Haris Seferovic was the leading goalscorer for Switzerland with four goals. A 2-0 victory over Portugal on the first round of qualifying matches was a particular highlight, including a 89th minute winner against Hungary to clinch a 3-2 victory. Their only defeat was against Portugal in their final match which ultimately decided who would top the group. The Swiss fell to a 2-0 defeat but later booked their spot in Russia after play-off victory.
It is also worth noting that Switzerland kept six clean sheets from their ten matches to show they possess a strong back line and they will be hoping to maintain theit defensive record in Russia this summer. They could well be a team to keep an eye on at the 2018 World Cup!