5 Basel players in Swiss squad to face Argentina


BERN, Switzerland (AP) -- Switzerland coach Ottmar Hitzfeld has selected five players from FC Basel's successful Champions League team in his 22-man squad to face Argentina in a home friendly next week.

Goalkeeper Yann Sommer, who starred in Basel's 1-0 win against Bayern Munich on Wednesday, is the oldest of the five at just 23.

Basel's scorer, Valentin Stocker, is also included, along with teammates Xherdan Shaqiri, Fabian Frei and Granit Xhaka.

Napoli midfielders Gokhan Inler and Blerim Dzemaili feature after helping beat Chelsea 3-1 in the first leg of the Champions League last-16 match.

Hitzfeld has given a first call-up to Uruguay-born midfielder Matias Vitkieviez.

Switzerland face Argentina at Stade de Suisse in Bern on Wednesday.