It’s almost an all Italian deal! 12 Italian Serie A players called up in the World Cup Round of 16 game, Argentina vs Switzerland. Napoli midfielder Gokhan Inler is the Captain of Switzerland National Football team.
Argentina: 7 Italian Serie A players with Argentina National Football team:
- Catania goalkeeper Mariano Andujar,
- Napoli defender Federico Fernandez,
- Inter defender Hugo Campagnaro,
- Lazio midfielder Lucas Biglia,
- Inter Milan midfielder Ricardo Alvarez,
- Napoli forward Gonzalo Higuain,
- Inter Milan forward Rodrigo Palacio.
5 Italian Serie A players with Switzerland National Football team:
- Napoli midfielder Gokhan Inler, Captain of Switzerland
- Sassuolo defender Reto Ziegler,
- Napoli midfielder Valon Behrami,
- Napoli midfielder Blerim Dzemaili,
- Juventus defender Stephan Lichtsteiner,
Note: Catania relegated to Serie B for the 2014-2015 Season.
OFFICIAL FORMATIONS _ LINEUPS:
ARGENTINA (4-4-2): Romero; Zabaleta, Fernandez, Garay, Rojo; Lavezzi, Gago, Mascherano, Di Maria; Messi, Higuain.
Subs: Andujar, Orion, Demichelis, Basanta, Campagnaro, Biglia, Perez, A.Fernandez, Maxi Rodriguez, Alvarez, Palacio.
Coach: Alejandro Sabella
SWITZERLAND (4-2-3-1): Benaglio; Lichtsteiner, Djourou, Schar, Rodriguez; Behrami, Inler; Shaqiri, Xhaka, Mehmedi; Drmic.
Subs: Sommer, Burki, Land, Senderos, Ziegler, Barnetta, Dzemaili, Stocker, Fernandes, Seferovic.
Coach: Ottmar Hitzfeld
Argentina – Switzerland
Tuesday 1 July 2014
Arena de Sao Paulo
Sao Paolo, Brazil
13:00 Local Time
Referee: Jonas ERIKSSON
Assistant Referee 1: Mathias KLASENIUS (SWE)
Assistant Referee 2: Daniel WARNMARK (SWE)
Fourth official: Svein Oddvar MOEN (NOR)