BERN (Reuters) – Switzerland midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri will miss this month’s Euro 2020 qualifiers against Georgia and Denmark due to a groin injury, the Swiss FA said on Monday.
“The attacking midfielder is suffering from a painful inflammation in the groin,” the FA announced on its website https://www.football.ch/SFV/Nationalteams/A-Team/News/xherdan-shaqiri-faellt-verletzt-aus.aspx.
The 27-year-old Liverpool player missed training on Monday and was instead examined in a Zurich hospital.
Switzerland coach Vladimir Petkovic will name a replacement on Tuesday for their opening Euro qualifiers away to Georgia on Saturday and at home to Denmark three days later.
(Reporting by Brian Homewood; Writing by Ken Ferris; Editing by Greg Stutchbury)