Football in Switzerland

In 1860 year was created first football club in Switzerland and this makes it first in the world football club formed outside United Kingdom. In 1895 was created Swiss Football Association which leads Swiss football league system and Switzerland national football team. Although that Switzerland is small country it`s national football team reached two times quarter-finals in FIFA World Cup during 1934 and 1954 years. Best performance in UEFA European Championship is reaching the round 16 during 2016 year. Switzerland take 18th place in FIFA all-time table.

Football league system is built by many connected divisions. Top three of them are named:

  • Super League -10 clubs
  • Challenge League – 10 clubs
  • Promotion League – 16 clubs

Swiss Cup is football tournament organized each year by Swiss Football Association and the winner qualifies for UEFA Europa League.

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