Date: July 2, 2021
Time: 9:30 pm (IST)
Venue: Krestovsky Stadium
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Switzerland will meet Spain at the Gazprom Arena on Friday in what is the quarterfinal of the European Championship 2020. While Switzerland came into this match with a win over World Champions France on Monday in the Round of 16 match, Spain beat Croatia 5-3 in another goal-scoring thriller where they sealed a win in extra time. This will be an opportunity to prove for Switzerland that their win over France wasn’t a mere fluke even as Spain themselves would want to produce a dominant performance. Expect nothing short of an action-thriller this Friday.
No known injury concerns from the Switzerland camp. However, they will be without their captain Granit Xhaka who was handed a suspension.
As far as Spain are concerned, goalkeeper David de Gea and defender Jose Luis Gaya remain doubtful for this match as they are nursing injuries. No suspension news from their camp as well.
Switzerland pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the Euro 2020 so far after they defeated France in the penalty shootout. However, with Granit Xhaka, who was their star performer against France, not available, it could be a dent on their otherwise confident side. Spain, meanwhile, seem to be peaking just at the right time after a rather slow start to their campaign this year and will fancy their chances of becoming the champions of Europe this year. Heading into this game, Spain will be the favourites but rule out Switzerland at your own risk.
Probable Starting XI:
Switzerland: Yann Sommer, Nico Elvedi, Manuel Akanji, Ricardo Rodriguez, Kevin Mbabu, Remo Freuler, Denis Zakaria, Steven Zuber, Xherdan Shaqiri, Haris Seferovic, Breel Embolo
Spain: Unai Simon, Cesar Azpilicueta, Eric Garcia, Aymeric Laporte, Jordi Alba, Koke, Sergio Busquets, Pedri, Ferran Torres, Alvaro Morata, Pablo Sarabia
Goalkeepers: Unai Simon, Yann Sommer
Defenders: Cesar Azpilicueta, Aymeric Laporte, Manuel Akanji, Nico Elvedi
Midfielders: Xherdan Shaqiri, Pablo Sarabia, Steven Zuber, Koke
Forwards: Alvaro Morata, Haris Seferovic, Ferran Torres, Breel Embolo
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