Switzerland return to the World Cup after a 12 year absence with a real confidence about them. France were unable to defeat the Swiss in qualifying and they are starting to see members of their 2002 European Under 17 Championship winning squad starting to make their mark at the senior level.
FIFA Ranking: 35
Coach: Koebi Kuhn
Key players: Alexander Frei, Philippe Senderos, Johann Vogel
World Cup record: Eighth appearance
Best finish: Quarterfinals (1934. 1938, 1954)
Last appearance: Second round 1994
Qualifying route: Beat Turkey in European playoff
Key question: A team that relies on team spirit. Is that enough?
v France, 16:00 GMT, Tuesday 13th June - Stuttgart
v Togo, 13:00 GMT, Monday 19th June - Dortmund
v South Korea, 19:00 GMT, Friday 23rd June - Hanover