Swiss recall Senderos, Emeghara for WCup qualifier

Philippe Senderos and Innocent Emeghara were recalled to the

Switzerland squad on Thursday for a 2014 World Cup qualifying match

at Cyprus.

Switzerland coach Ottmar Hitzfeld said Senderos justified his

selection by playing each match in central defense for Fulham over

the past month.

Emeghara benefited from his transfer to Siena, where he has

scored regularly after a January move from Lorient, Hitzfeld


The 22-player squad is without first-choice goalkeeper Diego

Benaglio, who is suspended for the March 23 match in Nicosia.

Hitzfeld is also suspended. He will serve the first of a

two-match ban imposed by FIFA for making an offensive gesture

toward the referee during a 1-1 draw against Norway last


Switzerland leads its group by three points after playing four

of 10 matches.


Goalkeepers: Yann Sommer (FC Basel), Marco Woelfli (Young


Defenders: Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus), Johan Djourou

(Hannover), Steve von Bergen (Palermo), Philippe Senderos (Fulham),

Timm Klose (Nuremberg), Ricardo Rodriguez (Wolfsburg), Reto Ziegler


Midfielders: Valon Behrami (Napoli), Blerim Dzemaili (Napoli),

Gokhan Inler (Napoli), Gelson Fernandes (Sion), Xherdan Shaqiri

(Bayern Munich), Pirmin Schwegler (Eintracht Frankfurt), Valentin

Stocker (FC Basel), Tranquillo Barnetta (Schalke), Granit Xhaka

(Borussia Moenchengladbach)

Forwards: Eren Derdiyok (Hoffenheim), Innocent Emeghara (Siena),

Admir Mehmedi (Dynamo Kiev), Haris Seferovic (Novara)