In the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia, Switzerland’s team will play in the final 16th match against Sweden at the St Petersburg Stadium on Tuesday, and then try to make it to the quarter-finals after 64 years. Sweden will also want to reach the final-8 for the first time since 1994. Sweden finished third in the World Cup played in the United States and they were able to reach the final-8 in the World Cup played in its host. For Switzerland moving to the next round is going to be extremely difficult. They will have to perform better game if they want to change the history because Sweden is better than Switzerland since League matches.
Switzerland played two draws with Brazil and Costa Rica in the group stage, however, they had won against Serbia. In such a situation, the attack on the team is quite unlikely because it is impossible to go to the last-8 without a goal.
Both teams have the attention of replicating history and overtaking them, but the path will not be easy. Sweden did well in the group round. They got defeat against Germany only. In their last game, they had been beaten Mexico by 3-0. This anxiety increased when defender Fabian Scar and captain Stephen Leistner leave out from the squad, and it this game they have to improve themselves without these duos. Before this match, Sweden defense did a great job, but the aggressive policy of the coach against Mexico was painted and the team was successful in strengthening its attack. If Sweden retains its form on both occasions, it can be easy for them to beat Switzerland.
- Despite meeting 29 times in the last 98 years, with the Swiss edging the record with 11 wins to ten, this is the first time the sides have ever met at a major international competition.
- The Swiss Team hasn’t seen a FIFA World Cup quarter-final since 1954 when they were the hosts.
Sweden: Robin Olsen; Mikael Lustig, Victor Lindelöf, Andreas Granqvist, Ludwig Augustinsson; Viktor Claesson, Gustav Svensson, Albin Ekdal, Emil Forsberg; Marcus Berg, Ola Toivonen
Switzerland: Yann Sommer; Michael Lang, Johan Djourou, Manuel Akanji, Ricardo Rodriguez; Valon Behrami, Granit Xhaka; Xherdan Shaqiri, Blerim Dzemaili, Steven Zuber; Josip Drmic
Sweden 2-2 Switzerland
(Sweden winning on penalties)