And within one week. The Super Axpo League table looks completely different. One day Sion looks like it could challenge Basel for the league title, the next they’re looking like prime targets for the drop. Xamax is also heading through troubled waters, with the possibility of their club license being revoked after having 8 points deducted (so far). With these situations it now appears that both the Zurich clubs are safe, and could even press on for European positions. But good news is that FC Basel is to the final 16 of the Champions League. All the sweeter that they qualified in the last match against Manchester United. With the upcoming matchup against Bayern Munich, the Germans will have a chance to eliminate both Swiss squads from the UCL this year (they took out FCZ in the playoff round.
These recent events have helped the Swiss move up in the UEFA coefficient. If the rankings remain unchanged the Swiss will regain the places in Europe for the 2013-2014. So while 2012 has started in a very odd manner and will not hold a trip to Euro 2012, it holds promise that things are continuing on the rise for the Schweizer Nati.