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Ten Teams To Watch For At Brazil 2014: 6 - Switzerland
Author: David Gold Published : 19 Oct 2012 16:17:10
Many in Europe may have eyes on Belgium as the up and coming team to watch, but Switzerland should not be taken lightly either as the World Cup approaches.
With a relatively straightforward qualifying group they are favourites to win, this talented team could spring a shock in Brazil.
Switzerland hold the record as the only team to exit a World Cup without conceding a goal, and were functional at best in South Africa in 2010 despite shocking eventual world champions Spain in the opening match.
They have the talent to be more enterprising in attack now, with Xherdan Shaqiri, the Bayern Munich midfielder, the man they look to for inspiration.
Switzerland have promising young stars in abundance coming through after a successful European under 21 championship last year, losing in the final to a Spain side featuring the likes of Barcelona's Thiago Alcantara.
Borussia Moenchengladbach's Granit Xhaka is another to watch, while captain Gökhlan Inler is an integral part of the Napoli team.