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How Switzerland could line up against Turkey

How Switzerland could line up against Turkey
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Sports Mole takes an in-depth look at how Switzerland could line up for Sunday's Euro 2020 clash with Turkey.

Switzerland simply must secure maximum points in Baku, on Sunday, as a tally of just one from their first two Group A fixtures has left them in a perilous position heading into potentially their final game of Euro 2020.

Ahead of their critical clash with Turkey - who will benefit from a partisan crowd in the Azeri capital - the Swiss are relying on Wales to lose in Italy, while also seeking to post a superior goal difference to the side they drew 1-1 with last week.

Therefore, as winning by a multiple-goal margin could prove decisive, coach Vladimir Petkovic may allow license for his most gifted final-third operators to roam more freely; particularly inspirational playmaker Xherdan Shaqiri, who has a habit of conjuring something spectacular just when his nation really needs it most.

Switzerland, nevertheless, are unlikely to stray far from their favoured 3-4-1-2 formation, with captain Granit Xhaka being joined by either Remo Freuler or highly-rated Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Denis Zakaria in the heart of midfield.

Ahead of them, Shaqiri should once more start behind two central strikers, with Mario Gavranovic a serious contender to replace Haris Seferovic alongside the scorer of La Nati's only goal so far, Breel Embolo.

Though another Gladbach man, goalkeeper Yann Sommer, was in doubt for the defeat to Italy - as his pregnant partner was due to give birth - he will continue as the last line of the so-far leaky Swiss defence, after returning to training following the birth of his baby daughter on Thursday.

The well-established back three of Bundesliga duo Nico Elvedi and Manuel Akanji alongside Newcastle United's Fabian Schar is set to be retained - despite concerns over their stability to date - particularly as they can pose a significant threat from set pieces in the opposition area.

Switzerland possible starting lineup: Sommer; Elvedi, Schar, Akanji; Mbabu, Freuler, Xhaka, Rodriguez; Shaqiri; Embolo, Gavranovic

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Tuesday's key events

· Team GB duo Jack Laugher - silver medallist in Rio - and James Heatly take part in the men's 3m springboard semi-final (2am), and will hope to qualify for the final later in the day (7am)

· Two Britons are involved in the women's long jump final, but Abigail Irozuru and Jazmin Sawyers have their work cut out to get a spot on the podium (2.50am)
· Norwegian Karsten Warholm, who broke the world record just last month, goes for gold in the men's 400m hurdles final. USA's Rai Benjamin is expected to be his main challenger (4.20am)
· Great Britain have three representatives in the final of the women's 800m, with Jemma Reekie having perhaps the best chance of a medal (1.25pm)
· A mouth-watering women's 200m final sees Elaine Thompson-Herah go for the prestigious sprint double after claiming the 100m crown. Compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Namibia's Christine Mboma and USA's Gabrielle Thomas are expected to be her main competitors (1.50pm)

· The rescheduled women's skiff 49er FX (4.33am) and men's skiff 49er (5.33am) come to their conclusion, with Team GB involved in both medal races
· Defending champion Giles Scott bids for a second successive gold in the Finn class medal race (6.33am)
· There is another medal chance for Team GB in the mixed Nacra 17 medal race (7.33am)

· Team GB's Joe Fraser takes part in the parallel bars final, kicking off the final day of artistic gymnastics (9am)
· USA superstar Simone Biles, who has been forced to pull out of all of her finals so far, is on the starting list for the beam final as she bids for a fifth Olympic gold (9.50am)

· The men's semi-finals take place, with Mexico taking on Brazil first up (9am)
· The winner of that first semi-final will face either hosts Japan or Spain (2pm)

· Laura Kenny will look to win a third straight Olympic team pursuit gold medal. Team GB take on United States in their heat (7.44am), with the gold medal race later that day (9.26am)
· Laura's husband and fellow Olympic legend Jason Kenny will also look to continue his huge success in the men's team sprint - an event he has won gold in at every Games since 2008. Team GB will first need to get through the men's qualifying (7.58am), with the gold medal race ending the session (9.44am)

· Pat McCormack will be looking to achieve his dream of Olympic gold when he faces Cuba's Roniel Iglesias (11.05am)

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