Akanji tests positive but will play Switzerland-Croatia

The Swiss central Manuel
Akanji will not be able to play the friendly match that will face this Wednesday (20:45) the Swiss team with the Croatia in St.Gallen, after having to be “isolated preventively” by testing positive for coronavirus.

“The Swiss Football Association (SFV) was informed this afternoon by phone of Manuel Akanji's positive result in COVID tests. Therefore, the player, despite showing no symptoms, is in preventive isolation, ”said the Swiss federation through its website.

A positive that will not prevent the dispute of the friendly match that will face tonight Switzerland with Croatia in the stadium Kibunpark.

“After immediate consultation with the cantonal health authority of St. Gallen, the match between Switzerland and Croatia can take place at 8:45 pm as scheduled,” added the SVF letter.

This is the second case of the Swiss team, which on Tuesday announced the positive of the player of the Liverpool

“The infection is not related to Shaqiri. SFV has received verbal information in advance that Shaqiri's positive test result – a blood antibody test – is probably due to a previous infection, and therefore is not infectious, ”noted the Swiss Federation.

The infection is not related to Shaqiri

However, the SFV He assured that at the moment they are trying to clarify the consequences that these two cases will have in relation to the two matches of the League of Nations that Switzerland will play next Saturday with Spain in Madrid and on Tuesday with Germany in Cologne.

“As soon as the facts and the subsequent procedure are clarified, the SFV will provide more information tomorrow during the day,” concludes the note from the Helvetic Federation.