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Arsenal Midfielder, Granit Xhaka Loses Switzerland Friendly Game

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The Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka failed Switzerland’s 2-1 friendly win against Greece on Wednesday after testing positive on Covid-19.


The 28-year-old, who is the Swiss captain, is isolating but will recieve another PCR test on Thursday.

“Xhaka was diagnosed with symptoms on the morning of the game and was instantly isolated in his room,” read a Swiss Football Association statement.

Switzerland face Italy and Northern Ireland in September’s World Cup qualifiers.

They play the European champions on 5 September before travelling to Belfast’s Windsor Park three days later.

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The Swiss FA confirmed that local health authorities had said no further measures were needed for the team because the other players were all either vaccinated or had previously recovered from the virus.

However, an unidentified staff member did have to isolate.

Written by Ishaq Mustafa

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