Switzerland national under-17 football team
The Swiss U-17 national football team is the national team of U-17 Junior of the Swiss Football Association. Be eligible, players who have not yet completed their 17 years and have Swiss nationality. In tournaments, the age is instrumental in the first qualifier. Current coach of the team is Yves Débonnaire.
- European Championship: 2002
- World Champion: 2009
U -17 World Championships
The selection of the SFV qualified in 2009 for the first time for a U-17 World Cup and also won this tournament for the first participation, the Swiss could all seven games, with a total score of 18-7 to win. Coach of the team was Dany Ryser.
In the group phase, the team defeated Mexico 2-0, Japan 4-3 and Brazil 1-0.
In the fourth round they met the reigning European champions Germany, could be defeated in extra time 4-3 in the quarter-final they met Italy, Switzerland won 2-1. Colombia was the name of opponent in the semi-final, the U -17, finished in a 4-0 success, attracting a debutant to the final, was waiting in the hosts and defending champions Nigeria.
In a thrilling final, Switzerland has helped eventually by 1-0 and was in the first participation at first world champion. The winning goal in the final scoring Haris Seferović, of equaling his fifth goal with the scorer of the tournament, but was out in fourth place because of the longer season.
Benjamin Siegrist was named the best goalkeeper of the tournament and was awarded the Golden Glove. The four -goal Nassim Ben Khalifa was voted the second best player of the tournament and won the silver ball
In the Swiss television the final game of an average of 1.007 million viewers was followed and got away with it the No. 3 most-watched sporting events of 2009.
U -17 European Championships
Until 2001 no U -17, but a U-16 European Championship was held. Best result of a Swiss U-16 was the 4th place in 1997.
The U -17 qualified first time in 2002 for a European Championship and immediately became the first and so far only time European champions. The team won all the games in their group, the Ukraine was defeated 3-1, Portugal 1-0 France 2-1.
In the second round, Georgia was beaten 3-0 in the semifinals sat down with the same result against England and in the final one by defeating France again, but this time only 4-2 on penalties after 90 and 120 minutes had each 0: 0 confessed.
2005 and 2008 to qualify again for the European Championship, but failed in the group stage.
2009, the Swiss U -17 qualified for the fourth time for a European Championship. In the group stage they played against France 1:1 Italy was defeated 3-1 against Spain resulted in a 0-0 draw. In the semifinals, the U -17 failed with 1:2 to the Netherlands.
In 2010, the team was able to qualify for the third time in a row for the European Championship. She sat down in the elite round in their own country against Germany ( thanks to a 1-0 victory in the direct duel ), Serbia and Hungary.