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4 Switzerland Players Who Should Hold Their Heads Up High, Because They Gave Their All To The Team.

Switzerland were the real ‘dark horse’ of 2020 European championship tournament, they knocked out France and nearly did the same thing to Spain, what an incredible run!. They can be proud of themselves, nobody saw them going this far, they fought a good fight regardless of the poor penalty shootout. The Swiss men finished third in their group, they knocked the World Champions France out of the round of 16 and took Spain to penalties depsite being a man down.

There are three men who really stood out in their team and should hold their heads up high:

1, Yann Sommer: Switzerland might be going home but we cannot forget how good Yann Sommer has been, the 32 year old Borussia Mönchengladbach keeper made 10 saves (8 in the extra time alone) and saved blocked 1 penalty, Unai Simon may have won the 'Star of the Match' but Sommer was clearly the best man on the pitch.

2 Granit Xhaka: The 28 year old Arsenal midfielder despite not playing against Spain, due to suspension from multiple yellow cards, was still giving the team talks before the extra time. Granit Xhaka completed 181 forward passes at the 2020 Euros, accounting for a total progressive distance of 1,924 metres (the most of any midfielder remaining in the competition). 

3 Xjerdan Shaqiri: The 29 year old Liverpool man has been directly involved in 51 goals in 96 Switzerland games, in just 5 games at the 2020 Euros, he scored 3 goals and contributed 1 assist, he has scored more goals at the European Championships than any other player in Switzerland’s history (4). 

4, Haris Seferovic: The 29 year old Benfica forward scored 3 goals in 2 games (including a brace against France), becoming the first Swiss player to score in 3 straight games at a major tournament since Josef Hügi at the 1954 World Cup.

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