It was not an eve like any other for the Swiss. In the 24 hours preceding the match against Italy, he held the case in the Swiss home Jaca, leader of the team that he will not be able to take to the match because he is positive for Covid-19. The controversy arose, especially the position of the player who had said he was no-vax and therefore had not been vaccinated. A position that has given rise to strong reactions and even some insults. And that also led the Swiss Federation, through its president Dominique blanc, to take a stand: “It is a very personal decision – said Blanc in an interview with the newspaper ‘Blick’ -. Everyone in Switzerland has the right to decide for themselves and this also applies to the captain of our national team. do not get vaccinated and we respect this decision, even though we as a football association recommend vaccination to all our members. It is the right of every single person in Switzerland to decide for themselves whether they want to be vaccinated or not. Granit is against it and has been accused by all , accusations which then degenerated into threats and insults. We neither accept nor tolerate it. We support respect and tolerance, these are the fundamental fundamental values of our association. We urge and ask everyone to respect and tolerate this personal decision by Granit Xhaka and every other person in our country “.
The probable formation – In addition to Xhaka, the new coach Yakin will also have to do without other stars: Freuler, Embolo, Gavranovic and Shaqiri. Switzerland, with Sommer in goal, should confirm the usual 4-2-3-1 with Widmer, Akanji, Elvedi and Rodriguez in defense. Frei and Sow will act as a dam in the middle of the field, Zuber Fassnacht and Steffen behind the striker Seferovic.