The composition of the team under Vladimir Petkovic is the envy of almost every European team. Perhaps with the exception of Belgians, Spaniards, Germans, English and French. No wonder many bookmakers are confident in the output of Swiss in the playoffs. After all, what else to expect from a team that plays Lichsteiner, Burke, xhaka and other top players? That's just enough to bypass in the standings of other group members?
Preparations for the world Cup team Switzerland started well, beating the March of the Greeks (1:0) and after defeating Panama (6:0). Before sparring the guys clearly had in mind the similar rivals, the Serbs and the Costa Ricans. And now they have to prove that they can beat such opponents.
Team Costa Rica
But the team of Oscar Ramirez at the end of March was not so clear. In the first friendly match they beat Scotland 1:0. And the second with the same score lost against Tunisia. But the team from Costa Rica knows how to surprise the fans and the skeptics. For the 2014 world Cup in Brazil, they are not in vain reached the quarterfinals. Again, why not to repeat success of four years ago?
All in-person scramble teams of Switzerland and Costa Rica clear favorite look Europeans. Hence our forecast of P1. It is not just the first occupy eighth place in the FIFA rankings, and the second – only twenty-six. Although the Swiss still desirable to relax before the final whistle. Otherwise they risk to lose the victory.