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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 — 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 will...

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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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LAFC buys majority stake in Grasshopper Club Zurich

LAFC buys majority stake in Grasshopper Club Zurich

Major League Soccer’s Los Angeles FC have added Grasshopper Club Zurich to their growing network of clubs, buying a 90 per cent stake in the Swiss outfit from Hong Kong-based Champion Union. The Chinese company, which is owned by Jenny Wang, the wife of Fosun International boss Guo Guangchang, has been trying to sell the...