Sweden and Switzerland who have both endured a tough group phase of 2018 FIFA World Cup now meet in a Round of 16 tie in Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg with one team’s journey in the competition certain to end. Switzerland have lost just once in their last 25 outings which just goes to show how difficult it is to beat Vladimir Petkovic’s men. While Sweden themselves have accounted for Italy and Germany in the run-up to the knockout games so far which just goes on to show this game is potentially of two sides that will not cave into pressure easily. Below are all the relevant details like live streaming and telecast of Sweden vs Switzerland 2018 FIFA World Cup round of 16 match 7, which will begin at 7.30pm IST.
For Sweden, Sebastian Larsson, their experienced campaigner misses out due to suspension. Oscar Hiljemark of Genoa will likely take Larsson’s place in the line-up but will have big shoes to fill in against Switzerland. In Marcus Berg and Ola Toivonen, Sweden have two extremely hardworking forwards who like to defend from the front. Their work rate has been consistently high, and along with crucial goals, their off the ball running has been an asset to the team.
Manchester United’s Victor Lindelof is the star attraction of this team, and his defending has grown from strength to strength with each passing game for Sweden. His partnership with skipper Andreas Granqvist will go a long way in determining Sweden’s fate in the match because they have got goals in them and it will all be about shutting shop at the back. Their 3-0 win over an in-form Mexico was a proof they can grind out results when needed the most.
Switzerland were dealt a blow with skipper Stephan Lichtsteiner and defender Fabian Schar both suspended for the game. They will have to rely on Michael Land and Johan Djourou to replace them with former Arsenal man Djourou painfully slow at times with his movement. After an inspiring performance in his last game, Breel Embolo may just consign Steven Zuber to the bench who is back to full fitness after suffering from a bout of illness.
Switzerland’s top performers like Xherdan Shaqiri and Valon Behrami are on caution, and further booking will rule them out of the quarters. The game may not promise entertainment, but it will certainly have its fair share of drama, and probably a lot of emphasis will be on the defensive aspect of the game. Hence, the forwards can be the one that provide the sucker punch to their opposition.
When is Sweden vs Switzerland Football Match, Time and Schedule:
The seventh match of the Round of 16 stage of 2018 FIFA World Cup will be held between Sweden and Switzerland. Sweden topped the Group F while Switzerland came second placed in the Group E. It will start at 7.30 pm and take place at Saint Petersburg Stadium.
Will Sweden vs Switzerland Football Match Be Live Telecast in India available?
Yes, the fans will be able to watch the live telecast of the match 7 of Round of 16 of FIFA World Cup in Russia, Sweden vs Switzerland match in India. Sony Pictures Networks hold the broadcasting rights of the FIFA World Cup 2018. Sweden vs Switzerland will be live telecast on Sony Ten 2/Sony Ten 2 HD (English), Sony Ten 3/Sony Ten 3 HD (Hindi) and Sony ESPN (Bengali, Malayalam, Tamil, and Telugu) TV channels.
Sweden vs Switzerland Football Match; Is Free Live Streaming Available Online in India?
If the fans are not able to watch the match live on their television sets, there's nothing to worry as all 2018 FIFA World Cup matches can be viewed online. Sweden vs Switzerland World Cup 2018 match free live streaming is made available on Sony Liv. Also, fans can also catch up on the live updates of the game on LatestLY here.