Switzerland head to Costa Rica for training tour and friendlies 

Coach Angelo Schirinzi has taken a 10-man squad who will meet their hosts in four matches 

As the beach soccer community makes preparations for what looks to be a busy 2021 season, the Swiss beach soccer team is on its way to Costa Rica to begin their training.

They will play four matches in total against their hosts, who have just been announced as the venue nation for the Concacaf qualifiers of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, which will take place in Moscow in August. 

Costa Rica will relish the chance of training matches against one of the world’s top teams and coaches, as they prepare to vie for a spot at the world championships. The last World Cup they played in was back in 2015, but they face stiff competition from the likes of the ever-improving nations of Mexico, USA and El Salvador, as well as Ramiro Amarelle’s Trinidad & Tobago.

Switzerland will also have their sights set on one of Europe’s places at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup where they will have to contend with five of the world’s top 10 beach soccer nations.

“We are very happy to be coming to Costa Rica.” Schirinzi commented. “It is important for us to have four good preparation matches ahead of the World Cup and what will hopefully be a long season in Europe.“

The Head Coach has taken a 10-man squad to Costa Rica, but is without his number 10 talisman Noel Ott, who is still recovering from and injury suffered last September. 

THE SQUAD

Dejan Stankovic 

Tiago Firmino da Costa 

Philipp Borer 

Patrick Rüttimann 

Kevin Wandji 

Tobias Steinemann 

Glenn Hodel 

Nicolas Kränzle 

Eliott Mounoud 

Sandro Spaccarotella 

 

The team will be on the Caribbean coast from 4-12 March, and will take on Costa Rica on four occasions, as well as completing some intensive training sessions ahead of the fast-approaching beach soccer season. 

 

 

SCHEDULE 

 

Saturday 6 March 

Match 1 – CRC v SUI 

Sunday 7 March

Match 2 – CRC v SUI 

 

 

Wednesday 10 March 

Match 3 – CRC v SUI 

 

Thursday 11 March 

Match 4 – CRC vs SUI (8:00pm)

  

 

 

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