Nottingham Forest star Remo Freuler has been given the nod to start for Switzerland against Cameroon this morning.
He will line up in midfield alongside Arsenal star Granit Xhaka who will captain the team.
Freuler deserves this opportunity after slowly but surely getting into the groove as a Forest midfielder.
The 30-year-old checked in at Forest during the summer, costing £7.5 million from Serie A outfit Atalanta.
Nicknamed The Conductor in Italy, Freuler has experience playing in the Champions League and on the international stage.
Freuler struggled to get into the team when he first checked in at the City Ground.
Now, he’s an established member of the midfield and has started the last seven Premier League fixtures.
Today, he switches his attention to World Cup glory with Switzerland.
Interestingly, the nation are fancied by many to be the dark horses of this tournament following a strong Euro 2020 campaign.
Freuler will collect his 50th cap today and bring up a half-century of appearances for his country.
Switzerland are favourites to beat Cameroon and this morning’s game looks like an intriguing match-up.
Freuler given the nod to start for Switzerland
The Forest man received some unfair criticism after his first couple of Forest appearances.
In recent weeks, however, he’s been magnificent and Forest are extremely lucky to have him in their squad.
His top-level experience should be vital in Forest’s fight against relegation and a strong World Cup could help his confidence.
He was a real stalwart during his time with Atalanta. The man now part of Forest’s squad made 260 appearances and captained the team against Manchester United last season.
Freuler doesn’t look fazed by anything and Forest fans will likely be tuning in to this morning’s game with intrigue.