Narrowly missing out on top of the group, Switzerland had to beat Northern Ireland in the playoffs to qualify,
Enough is enough. Even Swiss politicians conservatively protective of their nation’s neutrally protective shrouds are fed up with the antics of some of the sports cuckoos in their nest.
Another racist comment row has erupted in Swiss football - with a television commentator, not a player, at the centre of the storm this time.
The Swiss reputation for efficiency and good business sense does not extend to football, it would appear.
FC Sion's ongoing dispute with UEFA and FIFA could spell bad news for Switzerland, and could even jeopardise Basel's place in the knockout stages of the Champions League.
Tomorrow's stars today: Granit Xhaka is the latest in a growing number of Swiss internationals with Kosovan roots.