FIFA World Cup: Few Surprises in 23-Man Swiss Squad Unveiled by Manager Ottmar Hitzfeld

Switzerland are top seeds in Group E of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, which also includes France, Honduras and Ecuador.

updated: May 14, 2014 16:17 IST
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Zurich: Switzerland manager Ottmar Hitzfeld on Tuesday unveiled his squad for the World Cup finals in Brazil, with his 23-man list tallying with pundits' forecasts.

The German veteran, due to wind up his management career after the tournament, stuck to the strategy of mixing experience and youth that helped put the Swiss among the top seeds for the World Cup.

"Our target is to reach the last 16 so that we're in position to pull off a surprise," the former Bayern Munich boss told reporters.

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