Behrami's Swiss army

Few neutrals will give Switzerland much hope against Spain on Wednesday afternoon but Valon Behrami believes there is talent in the Swiss ranks.

Ottmar Hitzfeld's man have had to wait to get their finals campaign under way - this is the last fixture of the opening round of games - but will not be overawed by the challenge posed by the European champions. Behrami said there were a few players for Andres Iniesta, Xavi and Co to watch out for.

"At the moment, I think our best player is Tranquillo Barnetta," said Behrami, who will  almost certainly miss out himself with a muscle injury. "He plays for Bayer Leverkusen in Germany and he usually plays on the left wing and I play on the right. He is an exciting player, he dribbles with the ball a lot and is a good finisher.

"Gokhan Inler could have a very great World Cup. He is a good central midfield player who has done very well over the past two seasons in Italian football with Udinese."

Behrami has already played at the 2006 finals and can also recall watching on proudly as a youngster when the Swiss reached their first tournament back in 1994. "I started to understand for the first time what football and the World Cup were.

"It was very hot and Switzerland had qualified. The Brazil/Italy final was a long, long game. It was not such a good game, but it went to penalties and it was the first time that I really loved football. It was important for me to watch this World Cup.

"Brazil were the winners 16 years ago and Behrami is backing the South American giants to repeat the feat this time around. "For me, I cannot look past Brazil," he said.