My Swiss Football Story

Before I write my next article on FC Basel, it is important that I provide a little background about myself and how I came to be so involved in Swiss football. As my Twitter name suggests (FootballSwissUK), I am not from Switzerland. By being the only account on Twitter in English specific to Swiss football, […]

Swiss Football Round 24 Recap

  Round 24 reached it’s conclusion on Monday evening with the rarity of two Challenge League matches on the bill. This scenario came around after the original Winterthur vs. Neuchatel match scheduled for Friday was moved back given the weather conditions in Switzerland. A safety measure if you will, to make sure the game went […]

Swiss Football Round 23 Preview

Round 23 this weekend and it certainly whets the appetite for the Swiss Cup action to come in midweek. Basel travel to the Pontaise to play Lausanne with their title challenge hanging by a thread while Young Boys will be eyeing up three points when struggling Sion travel to the Stade de Suisse. Dropped points […]

Swiss Football Round 22 Recap

Round 22 may go down as the significant round in Switzerland for the 17/18 season. It may be the moment that is looked back upon as pivotal for both Young Boys and Neuchatel Xamax in their quest for their respective titles. Perhaps not, but this weekend certainly saw both take a giant step towards their […]

Swiss Football Round 21 Recap

It is the second week since the conclusion of the winter break and Swiss football is warming up once again as we approach the last few months of the season. For the first time in many seasons, we have a title race. Young Boys are making a real nuisance of themselves and Basel are wholly […]

Northern Ireland vs. Switzerland – Leg 2

   Switzerland vs. Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 2018 Playoff – Leg 2 November 12th, 2017 St. Jakob-Park, Basel It is the end of the road. After 434 days, 10 matches a piece and after being ousted in their groups, one by the European champions and the other by the World’s best, the journey ends […]

Zurich vs. Basel preview

FC Zurich vs. FC Basel Swiss Super League October 28th, 2017 Letzigrund, Zurich It was only just over a month ago that FC Zurich and FC Basel last did battle but one of the more hotly-anticipated games in the Swiss Super League calendar rolls around again just before Halloween. Second vs. third, with both sides […]

World Cup Qualifying Review + Northern Ireland

The dust has settled on Switzerland’s World Cup qualifying campaign for Russia 2018. More than a week has passed since a 2-0 defeat in Lisbon that consigned the Swiss to a play-off in November which they have since learned will be contested with Northern Ireland. The final chance to earn one of the 32 golden […]

Portugal vs. Switzerland Preview

Portugal vs. Switzerland FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier – Group B October 9th, 2017 Estadio da Luz, Lisbon They said all roads would lead to Lisbon and in the end, they have. There have been times it looked like it may not be that way, when Switzerland scored late on to win in Budapest or […]

Switzerland vs. Hungary Preview

Switzerland vs. Hungary FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier – Group B October 7th, 2017 St. Jakob-Park, Basel They have yet to miss a step on the road to Russia for the 2018 World Cup and just two more steps remain before Switzerland can officially claim their place as one of the 32 teams at the […]

Swiss Super League Round 22 Preview

FC Thun – FC Vaduz Grasshopper – Young Boys Basel – Luzern Lausanne – Sion St. Gallen – Lugano As round 22 gets underway this evening, there will be a strange feeling of having to observe from afar once again. On the other hand, it will be accompanied by a greater sense of belonging having […]

Impressions of Switzerland

Last weekend I decided to take advantage of the half-term break to venture on a maiden trip to Switzerland. Although there was a professional element to the trip, namely to immerse myself in French and German (OK: Schwiizerdütsch!) loosely linked to CPD, there was little doubting that I would grasp the opportunity to attend a […]

Yes-Il can! Samed wins it for Luzern, Basel bounce back

There’s very much a Liverpool theme this week featuring two former Anfield defenders and a youngster on loan at Luzern hoping to recapture his best form after being plagued with injury. We also look at how their Europa League opponents Sion got on. Grasshopper 1-1 St. Gallen FC Basel 3-1 FC Lugano FC Sion 0-1 […]

Basel broken in Bern as Sulejmani stars

A crowd of over 19,000 saw Young Boys breath life into the Swiss Super League title race as they handed champions FC Basel a first defeat this season following an entertaining 4-3 win. Miralem Sulejmani and Alexander Gerndt were the chief tormentors scoring two goals a piece. Sulejmani, who was a major flop at Ajax […]

Welcome to Swiss Foot!

Nestled in the heart of Europe, Switzerland is a wonderful country known for its chocolate, watches, breathtaking scenery, direct democracy and neutrality among other things. It is also a bastion of multilingualism with four official languages (German, French, Italian and Romansh) recognised in the Swiss Constitution. When it comes to football, die Nati have been fairly […]

Hyypiä frustrated as Lugano and FCZ draw a blank

FC Zürich coach Sami Hyppiä’s sartorial elegance on the touchline has not gone unnoticed but his team lacked the same style and panache as they drew 0-0 away to fellow strugglers Lugano. It was easy to see why the 2009 champions have been underachieving this term as they lacked both a consistent threat and a […]