Switzerland is a small country and as such has a small talent pool to draw from. Despite having this disadvantage, when compared to other European teams, Switzerland managed to secure one of the 13 qualifying spots among the 53 participating nations.
The Swiss’s motivation is probably their best advantage in winning. They have a lot of good players, but there are no stars on the team to pick up slack. If the team can remain cohesive, then they will see positive results.
If the team does not play together in a unified way, then it will be disastrous for them. Playing in a unified fashion has been a weakness of this team. They tend to lose against teams that they should easily be able to beat.
The Swiss team does not have the advantage of its players playing in top European clubs, but they do have some players to look out for. Alexander Frei is a veteran player on the Swiss team. Injury prone and past the peak of his career, Frie will need to use his experience to rally the young team. Blaise Kufo is a Congo born striker that has been a great benefit to the Swiss national team. Kufo is a great compliment to Frei’s attacking.
To make it past the qualifying round, the Swiss will have to pull out some surprises. The first game against the heavily favored Spain team will probably not be where this surprise will happen. The Swiss will have to pull out all the stops against Honduras and Chile to make it to the knockout round.