By Caleb Mitchell
— Zee News (@ZeeNews) June 9, 2018
Nickname: Die Nati (The National Team)
World Cup Appearances: 10
World Ranking: 6
Coach: Vladimir Petković
Captain: Stephan Lichtsteiner
Player To Watch: Stephan Lichtsteiner
The captain’s professional career has spanned 17 years, highlighted most recently with 200 appearances for Italian giants Juventus. Just before the World Cup, he signed a deal to join Arsenal for the next English Premier League season. His leadership and experience will be crucial for his team’s World Cup success.
NowUC Predictor: Round-of-16
They seem more than likely to finish second behind Brazil in Group E, but are likely to come up against Germany as the winners of Group F, and it’s difficult to see them prevailing against the reigning world champions.