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Switzerland’s Euro 2024 prospects hit by injuries to Newcastle’s Schär and Monaco’s Zakaria

Switzerland’s Euro 2024 prospects hit by injuries to Newcastle’s Schär and Monaco’s Zakaria

NEWCASTLE, England (AP) — Switzerland’s preparations for the European Championship took another hit Friday with a key player’s fitness being in doubt for a second straight day. Newcastle defender Fabian Schär followed Monaco midfielder Denis Zakaria in having their club coach suggest they are unlikely to play again this month because of hamstring injuries. “Fabian...

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Former Switzerland coach Vladimir Petkovic hired by Algeria for 2026 World Cup qualifying

Former Switzerland coach Vladimir Petkovic hired by Algeria for 2026 World Cup qualifying

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — The coach who helped Switzerland to eliminate then-world champion France at the last European Championship was hired to coach Algeria on Thursday through qualifying for the 2026 World Cup. Vladimir Petkovic will arrive in Algiers this weekend. A news conference is scheduled on Monday, the Algeria Football Federation said in a...

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Swiss bobsled athlete has surgery after being thrown to ice and hit by sled in training crash

Swiss bobsled athlete has surgery after being thrown to ice and hit by sled in training crash

ALTENBERG, Germany (AP) — Swiss bobsled athlete Sandro Michel is recovering from emergency surgery, his team said Wednesday, after a training crash that has some sliders considering whether it’s safe or appropriate to compete in World Cup races this weekend. Michel was in a four-man sled piloted by Michael Vogt when it crashed Tuesday during...