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Serbia vs Switzerland World Cup lineup, starting 11 for Group G match at Qatar 2022

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Switzerland may have a points advantage over Serbia going into the sides’ group-stage clash, but they would be leaving it to chance in believing a draw is enough to put them through.

A point for the Swiss might well allow Cameroon to sneak into the knockout stages on goal difference by beating already-qualified Brazil on Friday.

As such, both Switzerland and Serbia are likely to be treating their final Group G fixture as a must-win.

Below are the projected lineups for both teams.

Serbia vs Switzerland lineups

Serbia boss Dragan Stojkovic has vowed to go for the jugular when his side face Switzerland with their World Cup hopes hanging by a thread.

Having picked up just a point across their opening two games, nothing less than three points in their final Group G game will do for Serbia.

And Stojkovic accepts that the only way to go about picking up the win his side need is to attack a Swiss side who currently occupy second place in the group.

He said: “It is going to be a difficult match, but we need to decide on our destiny. We will do our best.

“You can’t win if you don’t attack. We intend to play attacking football without forgetting to defend ourselves.

“We know that Switzerland are a very well-organised team and this is a game of patience in which a lot of factors can be decisive, but in order to win you need to attack.”

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Serbia predicted starting 11

Serbia (3-5-1-1, right to left): 23. V. Milinkovic-Savic (GK) — 5. Veljkovic, 4. Milenkovic, 2. Pavlovic — 14. Zivkovic, 16. Lukic, 6. Maksimovic, 20. S. Milinkovic-Savic, 17. Kostic  — 10. Tadic — 9. A. Mitrovic

  • Injured: none
  • Suspended: none

With no fresh injury concerns to consider, Stojkovic has no reason to diverge from the starting XI that faced Cameroon, though he will hope for greater solidity. 

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Switzerland predicted starting 11

(4-2-3-1, right to left): 1. Sommer (GK) — 3. Widmer, 5. Akanji, 4. Elvedi 13. Rodriguez — 8. Freuler, 10. Xhaka — 23. Shaqiri, 15. Sow, 17. Vargas — 7. Embolo

  • Injured: Noah Okafor
  • Suspended: none

Xherdan Shaqiri is fit to return to the starting line-up after remaining on the bench during his country’s narrow defeat to Brazil.

Yann Sommer and Nico Elvedi should also be available despite suffering with colds, though Noah Okafor is a doubt with a muscle issue.

MORE: World Cup 2022 Group G: Match schedule, fixtures, times and dates for Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland and Cameroon in Qatar

Serbia vs Switzerland World Cup squads

Here are the names on Serbia and Switzerland’s World Cup squad lists in Qatar (caps correct as of start of Qatar 2022):

Serbia World Cup squad

Position No. Player Club Age Caps
GK 1 Marko Dmitrovic Sevilla (SPA) 30 19
GK 23 Vanja Milinkovic-Savic Torino (ITA) 25 7
GK 12 Predrag Rajkovic Mallorca (SPA)  27 28
DEF 11 Stefan Mitrovic Getafe (SPA) 32 35
DEF 2 Strahinja Pavlovic RB Salzburg (AUS) 21 22
DEF 5 Milos Veljkovic Werder Bremen (GER) 27 21
DEF 25 Filip Mladenovic Legia Warsaw (POL) 31 20
DEF 3 Strahinja Erakovic Red Star Belgrade (SER) 21 2
DEF 15 Srdan Babic Almeria (SPA) 26 2
DEF 4 Nikola Milenkovic Fiorentina (ITA) 25 38
MID 10 Dusan Tadic  Ajax (NED) 33 91
MID 17 Filip Kostic  Juventus (ITA) 29 50
MID 6 Nemanja Maksimovic  Getafe (SPA) 27 40
MID 21 Filip Duricic  Sampdoria (ITA) 30 37
MID 16 Sasa Lukic  Torino (ENG) 26 32
MID 14 Andrija Zivkovic  PAOK (GRE) 26 29
MID 22 Darko Lazovic  Verona (ITA) 32 26
MID 20 Sergej Milinkovic-Savic  Lazio (ITA) 27 36
MID 8 Nemandja Gudelj  Sevilla (SPA) 30 49
MID 26 Marko Grujic  Porto (POR) 26 18
MID 19 Uros Racic  Braga (POR) 24 9
MID 24 Ivan Ilic Verona (ITA) 21 6
FWD 9 Aleksandar Mitrovic  Fulham (ENG) 28 76
FWD 11 Luka Jovic  Fiorentina (ITA) 24 29
FWD 18 Dusan Vlahovic  Juventus (ITA) 22 17
FWD 7 Nemanja Radonjic  Marseille (FRA) 26 36

Switzerland World Cup squad

Position No. Player Club Age Caps
GK 1 Yann Sommer Borussia Monchengladbach (GER) 33 77
GK 21 Gregor Kobel Borussia Dortmund (GER) 24 3
GK 24 Philipp Kohn RB Salzburg (AUT) 24 0
GK 12 Jonas Omlin Montpellier (FRA)  24 3
DEF 33 Fabian Schar Newcastle (ENG) 30 73
DEF 5 Manuel Akanji  Manchester City (ENG) 27 43
DEF 13 Ricardo Rodriguez Torino (ITA)  30 100
DEF 4 Nico Elvedi Borussia Monchengladbach (GER) 26 40
DEF 3 Silvan Widmer Mainz (GER) 29 34
DEF 18 Eray Comert  Valencia (SPA) 24 10
MID 10 Granit Xhaka Arsenal (ENG) 30 107
MID 8 Remo Freuler Nottingham Forest (ENG) 30 49
MID 20 Fabian Frei Basel (SUI) 33 22
MID 6 Denis Zakaria Chelsea (ENG) 25 43
MID 15 Djibril Sow Frankfurt (GER) 25 32
MID 11 Renato Steffen Lugano (SUI)  30 27
MID 14 Michel Aebischer Bologna (ITA) 25 11
MID 26 Ardon Jashari Luzern (SWI)  20 1
MID 25 Fabian Rieder Young Boys 20 0
MID 23 Xherdan Shaqiri  Chicago Fire (USA) 31 109
MID 17 Ruben Vargas Augsburg (GER) 24 27
MID 2 Edimilson Fernandes Mainz (GER) 26 22
FWD 19 Noah Okafor RB Salzburg (AUT) 22 8
FWD 16 Christian Fassnacht Young Boys (SUI) 28 15
FWD 9 Haris Seferovic Galatasaray (TUR) 30 88
Forward 7 Breel Embolo Monaco (FRA) 25 59


Credit: sportingnews.com

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