Preview: The middle of the road Suisse enter their 8th World Cup competition ranked 37th in the world.  Fortunately, their Group G is wide open despite France being the heavy favorite.  The real showdown will be on June 23 against Korea, considered by many to be the frontrunner for second place.  An important question for Switzerland will be the fitness of Rennes striker Alexander Frei who is recovering from groin surgery.  There aren't many other options up front for the Suisse, and they will rely on the likes of Philippe Senderos, Dianiel Gygax and Johann Vogel to carry the team.  The midfield is the strength of the team and second round aspirations are within sight.

Result: Switzerland bowed out of the tournament with pride, and without conceding a single goal during match play.  They missed the quarterfinals by the slimmest of margins, and are now fully focused on hosting the Euro in 2008.