10 Interesting Stats Ahead of Albania-Switzerland

1 – This will be Albania’s first-ever game at a European Championship.  They are one of five nations making their debuts at Euro 2016.

1 – Granit and Taulant Xhaka would become the brothers to face each other at a European Championship if they are on the pitch at the same time during this match.

4th – Switzerland have finished bottom of their group in each of their three previous European Championships.

5 – Albania’s Amir Abrashi, Arlind Ajeti, Migjen Basha, Shkëlzen Gashi and Frédéric Veseli were all born in Switzerland.

5 – Switzerland’s Valon Behrami, Admir Mehmedi, Xherdan Shaqiri and Granit Xhaka are from Kosovar-Albanian families, while Blerim Džemaili is also of Albanian extraction.

8 – Switzerland failed to win any of their first eight games at European Championship finals.  They head into their opener in France having won their final game, back at Euro 2008.

10 – Albania scored the fewest goals among the 24 qualifying nations.

11% – Switzerland have won only won of their nine games at European Championships.

75% – Switzerland have been drawn in Group A in three of the four European Championships they have qualified for.

83% – Switzerland have won five of the previous six meetings between these two nations (D1, L0).

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