The Swiss national team might not be the favourites to win the World Cup in Russia – even if they did hold Brazil to a draw. That said, one Swiss team is physically up there.

At an altitude of 2,000 metres above sea level, FC Gspon's pitch is the highest in Europe.
At an altitude of 2,000 metres above sea level, FC Gspon's pitch is the highest in Europe. (Reuters)

Switzerland surprised many when it held footballing giants Brazil to a 1-1 draw in the group stages of the World Cup in Russia.

Fans were on a high with what was a totally unexpected result.

But there is one Swiss team who are the Alpine champions of football and they are truly on a high when they play their home games.

Their pitch in the Swiss Alps is 2,000 metres above sea level and opposition teams need to catch a cable car to challenge the indomitable FC Gspon.

TRT World's Paul Scott went to see this unique pitch.