|| Switzerland has qualified for
seven FIFA World Cup™ finals. In their
début appearance in 1934, they lost
a close quarter-final 3-2 to Czechoslovakia.
Four years later, the Swiss booked their place
in the quarter-final by defeating Germany
4-2. The eventual runners-up Hungary ended
the Swiss run at the quarter-final stage.
||At Brazil '50 the Swiss team went out in
the first round, but in the 1954 World Cup
they played their way into the quarter-finals
as the tournament hosts. But after leading
3-0, they allowed Austria to fight back to
claim a 7-5 victory and semi-final spot.
|| In 1962 and 1966 Switzerland failed to
progress beyond the first round, and in 1994
they headed home after a 3-0 loss to Spain
in the second round.