2024 European Cup quarter-finals – Switzerland VS England

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Switzerland's performance in this European Cup is impressive. If not for Phil Kruger's header in the group stage, they would have defeated Germany.

European Cup-Switzerland VS England

Switzerland’s performance in this European Cup is impressive. If not for Phil Kruger’s header in the group stage, they would have defeated Germany. In the round of 16, they defeated Italy, which has suffered more losses than others over the years. Turn over, the opponent they played looked like a second-rate team. Switzerland under the coaching of Yakin can no longer be said to be a team that England can win with certainty.


Switzerland mainly plays 3-4-2-1, but from the game with the Italian team, we can see that their offensive formation is more like 3-2-2-3 or 3-2-5, with 4 in the midfield. People adopt a diamond position. The characteristic of Switzerland in offense is that they frequently switch positions. The attacking midfielder and winger can also switch positions. When facing Italy, the space in front of the Italian defender is often used. After the misalignment, the Italian midfielder People are often missed, and Switzerland’s playing style gives the Blueshirts a great threat to their defense.

Defensively, Switzerland sometimes uses high-pressure defense, and this high-pressure defense is closer to 1-on-1 marking. As long as it gets the ball in a dangerous area, Switzerland can quickly launch a counterattack, thereby creating a threat. England’s defense line in the last game I often feel dazed. If we had faced Switzerland that day, England might have been eliminated by now.


England has remained undefeated from the beginning of this tournament to the present, but judging from the content of the game, it is hard to believe that this is a super team worth as much as 1.5 billion euros. England coach Southgate has always played 4-2-3-1. He spent many games, including friendly matches and the first four games of this European Cup, to find a replacement for Phelps in his mind. Players, it seems that Manchester United youngster Menu has successfully taken over, and he is also expected to continue to start in this crucial quarter-final match.

When England attacks, most of the time it will be a three-back formation. Since Foden is not a left winger, the left back Trippier will often press on to assist in the attack. On the right, Saka will be allowed to display his personal abilities. Kane will still From time to time, he returns to the side to organize, allowing Bellingham to advance forward, or the two of them change positions to disrupt the opponent’s defense, creating opportunities for Trippier who inserts on the left.

In summary:

The historical battle record between the two teams shows that England has a clear advantage, with 19 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses. The last 24 games between them were 18 wins, 5 draws and 1 loss. Switzerland defeated England in official matches in the 1981 World Cup qualifying round and 13 times since then. They had 3 draws and 10 losses. However, before Switzerland defeated Italy in the last round, they had not defeated Italy in an official match in 31 years. However, they did it in this tournament. Judging from the current situation of the two teams, Switzerland has a chance to win.