28 years ago, Artur Jorge created controversy by dismissing Alain Sutter and Adrian Knup – rts.ch

While Murat Yakin is due to unveil the list of players he will take to Euro 2024 in Germany on Friday, RTSsport invites you to take a trip down memory lane. On May 28, 1996 to be precise, the date on which Artur Jorge, the national coach at the time, decided to do without the services of two pillars of the team: Alain Sutter and Adrian Knup.

It was a real cataclysm that befell the Swiss team, eleven days before its entry into contention at Euro 1996 against England at Wembley. While the coach Artur Jorge, inducted at the end of 1995 in place of Roy Hodgson, gives the list of players who will take part in the first final phase of the Euro in the history of the Nati, neither Alain Sutter nor Adrian Knup are on the trip.

Euro 1996: Sutter and Knup ousted / RTS Sport / 1 min. / yesterday at 12:43

This news has the effect of a bomb almost everywhere in the country. Specialists, journalists and even supporters struggle to understand this decision, dictated by sporting choices according to the Portuguese technician. How can we do without two pillars of the team, great architects of the epic which led the Nati to the round of 16 of the 1994 World Cup and into the final phase of the Euro?

Euro 1996: press review on the Sutter-Knup affair / RTS Sport / 2 min. / yesterday at 1:54 p.m.

The Helvetii’s journey in England will prove the skeptics right. After an encouraging draw against the host country (1-1), they lost against the Netherlands (2-0), then Scotland (1-0) to finish last in their group. Artur Jorge will finally be dismissed from his position on July 30.

Euro 1996: the Sutter-Knup affair seen by the sponsors
Euro 1996: the Sutter-Knup affair seen by the sponsors / RTS Sport / 1 min. / yesterday at 1:10 p.m.




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