Switzerland could hardly have hoped for a more positive start to Euro 2024 qualifying and will look to book a first home win of the campaign as Israel makes its way to Geneva on Tuesday. Murat Yakin’s men established themselves as the team to beat in Group I after battering Belarus 5-0 in Serbia on Saturday, with that fixture held on neutral soil on account of Russia and Belarus’ invasion of Ukraine. Israel is still seeking its first qualification win, meanwhile, as well as a first win on Swiss soil as both outfits look to end the international break atop the pool.
Game Date: March 28, 2023
Game Time: 2:45 p.m. ET
Game Venue: Stade de Geneve, Geneva, Switzerland
TV: fubo Sports Network 8
As if Switzerland wasn’t already considered the frontrunner to take the top spot in Group I, a one-sided hammering of Belarus emphatically established the Red Crosses as just that.
It took former Wolfsburg winger Renato Steffen less than 30 minutes to put his side 3-0 up in Novi Sad, where captain Granit Xhaka joined the scoring before Zeki Amdouni bagged his first senior international goal:
GUESS WHO, IT'S RENATO STEFFEN 🎩🎩🎩
Steffan finds the back of the net for the third time today! 🇨🇭 pic.twitter.com/k5lrAJAnyH
— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) March 25, 2023
Yakin appears unlikely to change much for the visit of Israel, who is likely to be one of the more testing group opponents despite dropping points at home to Kosovo in its curtain-raiser.