In their eight World Cup appearances, Switzerland has made it the quarterfinals three times (1934, 1938 and 1954), but never past.
There is optimism for the Swiss heading to South Africa however. They finished first in their qualifying group, ahead of Greece and Israel. In 10 games played they won six, drew three and lost only one.
Although they have never been past the quarters before, they have had some memorable moments; if not recogonized in the rest of the world, certainly in Switzerland itself.
In their eight World Cups Switzerland has played 26 games. They have won eight, drawn five and lost 13.
At one point the Swiss went 28 years without a World Cup appearance; so, there has been plenty of lows with the highs.
But let's look at the highs. The World Cup is coming afterall. It is time for optimism and good thoughts!
Here are the five top moments in Switzerland's World Cup history.