Latest Switzerland News

Switzerland beats Serbia 3-2 to reach last 16 of World Cup

Dec. 02, 2022 18:39 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Xherdan Shaqiri took off as soon as the ball hit the back of the net. It was no surprise where he was headed after scoring the first goal in Switzerland’s 3-2 win over Serbia on Friday, a result that put his team into the round of 16 at the World Cup for the...

Brazil wins group despite 1-0 loss to Cameroon at World Cup

Dec. 02, 2022 17:38 PM EST

LUSAIL, Qatar (AP) — Vincent Aboubakar’s powerful header was historic for Cameroon and Africa at the World Cup. The stoppage-time goal didn't help Cameroon reach the round of 16 despite the team's 1-0 win over Brazil's reserves on Friday. But it handed the five-time champions...

Fast & smooth Odermatt proves to be ski racer to catch again

Dec. 01, 2022 17:44 PM EST

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) — They glowingly chatter about the ski racer from Switzerland whose turns are so sharp and speed almost unmatched these days. They study video of Marco Odermatt's races and training runs to search for clues to how he's always so smooth. That combination of...

World Cup Viewer's Guide: Final day of group stage

Dec. 01, 2022 14:44 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Brazil and Portugal already advanced into the knockout round so the focus on the final day of World Cup group play should be on the six other teams trying to avoid elimination. Serbia, Switzerland, Cameroon, South Korea, Ghana and Uruguay all have a chance on...

Switzerland, Serbia meet for spot in last 16 at World Cup

Dec. 01, 2022 09:49 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — When Serbia plays Switzerland at the World Cup on Friday, it will be a head-to-head elimination match to get into the knockout round. The European rivals will meet at Stadium 974 looking to advance alongside Group G leader Brazil. Serbia coach...

Brazil rotates squad, Cameroon fights for World Cup survival

Dec. 01, 2022 08:56 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Still without Neymar and already secured in the round of 16, Brazil will use its last group game at the World Cup to give playing time to its reserves. Brazil coach Tite was expected to make changes in every position for the match against Cameroon on Friday, when...

Switzerland says it knows of $48.5 billion in Russian assets

Dec. 01, 2022 05:59 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Swiss authorities said Thursday that they have been notified of 46.1 billion francs ($48.5 billion) in assets held by Russian nationals and entities in the Alpine country since sanctions were introduced earlier this year. Switzerland, which isn't a European Union...

UN envoy: Military escalation in Syria is `dangerous'

Nov. 29, 2022 22:15 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Syria warned Tuesday that the current military escalation in Syria is dangerous for civilians and regional stability, and he urged Turkey and Kurdish-led forces in the north to de-escalate immediately and restore the relative calm that has...

Neymar to miss Brazil's last group game at World Cup

Nov. 29, 2022 11:17 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Neymar will miss Brazil's last group game at the World Cup because of his right ankle injury, the team doctor said Tuesday. Rodrigo Lasmar said the Brazil forward will not recover in time to face Cameroon in the Group G game on Friday. Neymar...

Swiss loss sets up enticing rematch with Serbia at World Cup

Nov. 28, 2022 17:30 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Switzerland’s loss made its upcoming World Cup rematch all the more enticing, and with a lot more on the line. Ever since the match schedule was made in April, the Group G game between Switzerland and Serbia has been one to keep an eye on. Not just because of...