Switzerland were one of the shock seeds in the draw for the 2014 World Cup finals -- and they could be seeded for the 2018 event too.
Russia will be seeded as hosts, and joined by the top seven qualifiers based upon the October FIFA World Ranking, which is published after the next round of qualifiers.
But how can this be achieved by Switzerland in the Dec. 1 group-stage draw?
1. Win in Portugal
Switzerland can only realistically get enough ranking points to be in contention if they win away to Portugal....