Jun 12, 2014
Brazil 2014: Group E Guide
Style & formation: The current Swiss side adopts a delightful passing style of play as well as pin opposing sides to their own half when they attack.
Hoping for French Evolution
A young side drawn mainly from immigrant backgrounds, Switzerland's World Cup team is about as far removed from the stereotyped image of the Alpine nation as possible.
Switzerland football team: World Cup guide as Ottmar Hitzfeld bids to bow out in style
But with an emerging group of exciting young talents the new 2014 breed are a far more offensive-minded unit.
Shaqiri heads young Switzerland World Cup squad
The oldest player picked by Ottmar Hitzfeld on Tuesday is central defender Steve von Bergen, who turns 31 five days before the Swiss open play on June 15 against Ecuador in Group E. Forward Josip Drmic was picked the day after joining Bayer Leverkusen on a five-year contract from newly-relegated Nuremberg of the Bundesliga.