Unbeaten in the group stage in 2018, when also drawn with Brazil and Serbia, but they have fallen at the last-16 hurdle in three of the last four World Cups.
Here’s everything you need to know about Switzerland…
Coach: Murat Yakin. Appointed after Euro 2020, the former Switzerland defender beat Chelsea twice as Basel manager in 2013.
Captain: Granit Xhaka. The Arsenal midfielder goes into his fifth major tournament in the form of his life.
Star player: Manuel Akanji. The defender has surprised many with his superb performances since joining Manchester City.
One to watch: Breel Embolo. Eight goals for Monaco this season, the forward needs to lead the line well in Qatar.
World ranking: 15
Best thing about them: They usually find a way to reach the knockout stage, losing only two of their last 12 World Cup group-stage matches.
Worst thing about them: Goals don’t exactly flow - Embolo was top scorer in qualifying with three.
Their prospects in three words: Serbia match decisive.
Fixtures (all times GMT)
November 24 vs Cameroon (10am)
November 28 vs Brazil (4pm)
December 2 vs Serbia (7pm)
Squad in full
Goalkeepers: Gregor Kobel, Yann Sommer, Jonas Omlin, Philipp Kohn
Defenders: Manuel Akanji, Eray Comert, Nico Elvedi, Fabian Schar, Silvan Widmer, Ricardo Rodriguez, Edimilson Fernandes
Midfielders: Michel Aebischer, Xherdan Shaqiri, Renato Steffen, Granit Xhaka, Denis Zakaria, Fabian Frei, Remo Freuler, Noah Okafor, Fabian Rieder, Ardon Jashari
Forwards: Breel Embolo, Ruben Vargas, Djibril Sow, Haris Seferovic, Christian Fassnacht