In this article, Follow Your Sport brings you a preview of the World Cup Round of 16 clash between Sweden and Switzerland. We’ll be providing you with the Probable XI, the latest team news and top Funtasy picks ahead of their battle on Tuesday, 3rd of July at the Saint Petersburg Stadium.
Both Sweden and Switzerland will look to do well in the match as they want to make it to the Quarter Finals. The World Cup has had a lot of surprises so far, with Germany, Portugal, Argentina, and Spain all eliminated before reaching the Quarter Finals. Sweden was able to qualify past Germany in their group. Mexico, the other team to qualify from their group has already been eliminated, and Sweden is the last team from that group. Switzerland has some momentum as well after beating Serbia and will look to continue that.
Sweden: Sebastian Larsson is suspended after picking up two yellow cards in the group stages. He will be likely replaced by Svensson as they try to make their way into the Quarter Finals.
Switzerland: Switzerland’s team will also be a victim to suspensions, with Lichtsteiner and Fabian Schaer missing from their sides. They will likely be replaced by Djourou and Michael Lang coming into the team.
Sweden: Olsen; Lindelof, Granqvist, Augustinsson, Lustig; Claesson, Gustav Svensson, Ekdal, Forsberg; Toivonen.
Switzerland: Sommer; Lang, Akanji, Rodriguez, Djourou; Xhaka, Behrami; Zuber, Dzemaili, Shaqiri; Embolo.
Top Funtasy Picks
Shaqiri: Shaqiri has looked to be in a good form from the beginning of the tournament. He has already had a goal and an assist to his name and has been critical to Switzerland’s progression in the World Cup.
Embolo: Embolo is yet to find the net for his side. The new father has now returned after his daughter’s birth and will look to make his celebration a big one by helping his team to win and make their way into the Quarter Finals.
Emil Forsberg: In the absence of star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Forsberg is yet to shine in the spot. He will have to find his feet in the match and look take over the mantle of the retired star in the Round of 16 match against Switzerland.