BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Salzburg forward Noah Okafor was rewarded for goals in the Champions League with a place in Switzerland’s squad on Friday for World Cup qualifiers including a key game at Italy.
PARIS (AP) — Striker Moussa Dembele scored his third goal in two games as Lyon beat Nantes 1-0 Friday to give new coach Peter Bosz his first win.
Dembele finished from close range for the visitors in the 34th minute following great skill from Brazil midfielder Lucas Paqueta, who expertly controlled a pass on his chest before seeing his shot saved.
LYON, France (AP) — Switzerland playmaker Xherdan Shaqiri ended his three-year spell at Liverpool by joining French club Lyon for a reported fee of $13 million on Monday.
Shaqiri scored eight goals in 63 appearances for Liverpool, with whom he won the Premier League and Champions League.
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The German soccer federation says UEFA has given the go-ahead for goalkeeper Manuel Neuer to wear a captain’s armband with the rainbow colors at the European Championship.
BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — A lifeline for Switzerland. More misery for Turkey.
Xherdan Shaqiri scored two goals Sunday to give Switzerland a 3-1 victory over Turkey and a likely place in the round of 16 at the European Championship.
MOSCOW (AP) — FIFA has fined three Switzerland players for making hand gestures of an Albanian national symbol to celebrate World Cup goals against Serbia, and cleared them to continue playing.
Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri received a warning and a fine of 10,000 Swiss francs ($10,100) for unsporting behavior, in a judgment Monday by FIFA's disciplinary panel.