Former captain Gokhan Inler
was left out of Switzerland's 28-man provisional squad for Euro 2016. The move by coach Vladimir Petkovic
was no surprise as Inler, capped 89
times, saw little playing time (just 195 minutes) during Leicester City's Premier League title run.
"I am truly sorry for Gokhan," said Petkovic. "He is a great player, a great character,
but I had to remain faithful to my ideas and my actions."
Of note: Young Boys teenager Denis Zakaria
received his first international call-up. Provisional Switzerland roster: Goalkeepers:
Roman Burki (Borussia Dortmund), Marwin Hitz (Augbsurg), Yvon Mvogo (Young Boys), Yann Sommer (Borussia
Johan Djourou (Hamburg), Nico Elvedi (Borussia Moenchengladbach), Michael Lang (Basel), Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus), Francois Moubandje (Toulouse),
Ricardo Rodriguez (Wolfsburg), Fabian Schar (Hoffenheim), Philippe Senderos (Grasshoppers), Steve Von Bergen (Young Boys), Silvan Widmer (Udinese). Midfielders:
Valon Behrami (Watford),
Blerim Dzemaili (Genoa), Breel Embolo (Basel), Gelson Fernandes (Rennes), Fabian Frei (Mainz), Renato Steffen (Basel), Granit Xhaka (Borussia Moenchengladbach), Denis Zakaria (Young Boys), Luca Zuffi
Eren Derdiyok (Kasimpasa), Admir Mehmedi (Bayer Leverkusen), Haris Seferovic (Eintracht Frankfurt), Xherdan Shaqiri (Stoke City), Shani Tarashaj (Grasshoppers).
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