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The Swiss central Manuel Akanji does not play the friendly that the Swiss team faces with Croatia in St.Gallen, after having to be “preventively isolated” when testing positive for coronavirus.

“The Swiss Football Association (SFV) has been 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 does not prevent the dispute of the friendly match between Switzerland and Croatia at the Kibunpark stadium in St. Gallen.

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 brief.

East It is the second case of the Swiss national team, which on Tuesday announced the positive of Liverpool player Xherdan Shaqiri. “The infection is not related to Shaqiri. The SFV has received verbal information in advance that Shaqiri's positive test result – a blood test for antibodies – is probably due to a previous infection, and is therefore not infectious. “said the Swiss Federation.

However, The SFV 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.