Wed 09 November 2022 | 15:47

Switzerland captain Sommer boosts World Cup hopes with injury return

Being sidelined after suffering an ankle injury against Darmstadt three weeks ago, Switzerland's Euro 2020 hero was on verge of missing the World Cup. However, he was named in his country's squad for the tournament as Yakin confirms his return.

Yann Sommer

, who is 33, has played at the highest level for a long time. He has played in the Champions League for both Basel and

Borussia Monchengladbach

. He has also played for his country in two World Cups and two European Championships.

However, after suffering an ankle injury in Gladbach’s DFB-Pokal defeat to Darmstadt many believed his World Cup chances are over as his fast recovery made him eligible for

Switzerland’s

head-coach Yakin.

Switzerland has named

an experienced squad based on their Euro 2020 squad

that saw them defeat then-reigning champions France before losing on penalties to Spain in the quarter-finals.

Coach

Yakin

said:

"We were spoilt for choice in some positions.

"Many players have delivered convincing performances in recent weeks and months. But in the end, I had to limit myself to 26 names. I'm convinced that these 26 players can always help us to achieve our goals."

Switzerland Squad:

Gregor Kobel (Borussia Dortmund), Philipp Kohn (Salzburg), Jonas Omlin (Montpellier), Yann Sommer (Borussia Monchengladbach); Manuel Akanji (Manchester City), Eray Comert (Valencia), Nico Elvedi (Borussia Monchengladbach), Edimilson Fernandes (Mainz), Ricardo Rodriguez (Torino), Fabian Schar (Newcastle), Silvan Widmer (Mainz); Michel Aebischer (Bologna), Christian Fassnacht (Young Boys), Fabian Frei (Basel), Remo Freuler (Nottingham Forest), Ardon Jashari (Lucerne), Fabian Rieder (Young Boys), Xherdan Shaqiri (Chicago Fire), Djibril Sow (Eintracht Frankfurt), Renato Steffen (Lugano), Granit Xhaka (Arsenal), Denis Zakaria (Chelsea); Breel Embolo (Monaco), Noah Okafor (Salzburg), Haris Seferovic (Benfica, loan to Galatasaray), Ruben Vargas (Augsburg).

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