Xherdan Shaqiri of FC Bayern is in the Switzerland squad for the World Cup in Brazil,...
Xherdan Shaqiri of FC Bayern is in the Switzerland squad for the World Cup in Brazil,...
Bundesliga

Nine Bundesliga players selected for Switzerland

Munich - Nine current Bundesliga players have been named in Switzerland head coach Ottmar Hitzfeld's squad for this summer's upcoming FIFA World Cup.

No Derdiyok

FC Bayern München star , Bayer 04 Leverkusen's latest signing and SC Freiburg's have all been named in the former Bayern and Borussia Dortmund boss' 23-man squad for the tournament that gets underway in Sao Paulo on 12 June.

Mehmedi's Freiburg team-mate , Borussia Mönchengladbach's , Hamburger SV defender and Eintracht Frankfurt's , as well as VfL Wolfsburg duo and , have also been selected. Goalkeeper Yann Sommer, who will join Gladbach this summer, is also included, but there is no place for Leverkusen forward Eren Derdiyok.

Switzerland face Ecuador in their opening World Cup match on 15 June, before taking on 1998 winners France five days later and finishing their group stage campaign against Honduras on 25 June.