Led by head coach Ottmar Hitzfeld Long made his debut for the national A-team on Wednesday 14 August 2013 in a friendly home match against Brazil, which with 1 – 0 was won thanks to an own goal by Brazilian defender Daniel Alves. Long fell into that game after 62 minutes in for Stephan Lichtsteiner. Fabian Schär (FC Basel) also made his debut for Switzerland in that game. In his second international match, a World Cup qualifier against Albania, he scored the 0 – 2 in the 78th minute. The game ended in a 2-1 win for the Swiss, with which they qualified for the World Cup 2014 .