Georgia vs Switzerland - 23/03/2019 Preview

Georgia will face Switzerland at Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena, in Tbilisi, in UEFA Europe 2020 Qualification 1th Round. Georgia against Switzerland is the match with big interest because of great National squads and great perspectives in Qualification. Review our thoughts on this match here below.

Group H

1. Switzerland

2. Denmark

3. Georgia

4. Ireland

5. Gibraltar

 

Georgia

FIFA Rating – 91

For Georgia year 2018 finished very successfully. During this year Georgian National squad lost only once against Luxemburg. However, they won 8 of 10 matches and had been promoted to League C from League D in the UEFA Nations League. They played extremely well against Kazakhstan, Latvia, and Andorra in the group. Georgians scored 12 and conceded only to goals, moreover, they won 5 and have drawn only one match. For UEFA Euro 2020 qualification, well known in football world ex-player Vladimír Weiss called a very young and talented team. Most of the players are participating in Poland’s, Austria’s, Swiss and Belgium’s highest leagues. In this group, they have all the chances to fight for a 3rd place and show their potential even to top teams.

 

Head Coach

Vladimír Weiss

Squad

Goalkeepers

Roin Kvaskhvadze; Giorgi Makaridze; Giorgi Loria;

Defenders

Levan Kharabadze; Jemal Tabidze; Lasha Dvali; Davit Khocholava; Otar Kakabadze; Solomon Kvirkvelia; Guram Kashia;

Midfielders

Vakhtang Chanturishvili; Lasha Shergelashvili; Giorgi Chakvetadze; Otar Kiteishvili; Valerian Gvilia; Nika Kvekveskiri; Giorgi Merebashvili; Tornike Okriashvili; Valeri Qazaishvili; Jaba Kankava;

Forwards

Vato Arveladze; Giorgi Kvilitaia; Nika Kacharava;

 

Switzerland

FIFA Rating – 8

Switzerland national squad was showing great results last year. They qualified to World Cup 2018 in Russia from second place in the group, through the promotion Finals. They won against Northern Ireland in very tough matches and get a chance to play in the most reputational tournament in football. Moreover, they have drawn the game with Brasil and took second place in the group. They met with Sweden in 1/8 Finals and unfortunately lost the match. Moreover, they controlled the game by possession, they made more goal attempts and pressed Sweden, however, opponents were luckier.

After the World Cup, they played two friendly matches and 4 games in UEFA Nations League. Moreover, they won the group 2 in League A and will play in Playoffs for the trophy. Most interesting is that they played a decisive match against Belgium and won in a high resultative match by 5:2 at Swissporarena. Switzerland called up a very combined team with experienced and young players. Most of them are from Bundesliga, Swiss Super League, and the Premier League. We can expect great results from this team and fight in every match.

 

Head Coach

Vladimir Petković

Squad

Goalkeepers

Yann Sommer; Yvon Mvogo; Jonas Omlin;

Defenders

Stephan Lichtsteiner; Ricardo Rodríguez; Fabian Schär; Michael Lang; Timm Klose; Nico Elvedi; Kevin Mbabu; Loris Benito;

Midfielders

Granit Xhaka; Steven Zuber; Denis Zakaria; Remo Freuler; Christian Fassnacht; Renato Steffen; Djibril Sow;

Forwards

Albian Ajeti; Mario Gavranović; Breel Embolo; Admir Mehmedi;

H2H

These teams met in far 2002 and 2003. Switzerland was successful on their pitch, however, they have drawn in Georgia, also in Euro Cup qualification.

 

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