Xhaka has played for Swiss youth squad at the U-17 level. He participated in the Under-17 World Cup in 2009 in Nigeria. The Swiss team won the World Cup. He played his first game for the Switzerland national under-19 football team on 25 May 2010, as a substitute, as the team beat Austria national under-19 football team 3–2 in the Schwaz, Austria.
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Xhaka’s positive test ruled him out of Switzerland’s game against Greece on Wednesday. The Arsenal player showed symptoms in the morning and although a rapid test returned a negative result, a PCR test confirmed the infection. “Granit Xhaka was not vaccinated,” the Swiss FA’s head of communications, Adrian Arnold, was quoted by Blick.
Granit Xhaka declined to be vaccinated against Covid-19, the Swiss football federation’s head of communications has said, after it emerged that the midfielder had tested positive for coronavirus ...
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Xhaka tested positive for COVID-19 after snubbing vaccine as Swiss boss Yakin speaks out. Switzerland captain Granit Xhaka turned down opportunities for a COVID-19 vaccination before testing positive for the coronavirus, it has been revealed. Coach Murat Yakin and Swiss Football Federation (SFV) communications chief Adrian Arnold declared Xhaka, who was forced out of the World Cup qualifier against Greece on Wednesday, exercised his right not to receive the vaccine.
Xhaka was the star of the show for Switzerland against France. According to UEFA’s Article 52, a player is suspended for the next match after picking up two yellow cards in two different matches ...
Granit Xhaka was forced to cover at left-back for Arsenal and the decision by Mikel Arteta cost the Gunners dearly in midfield. (Image: Alex Caparros - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images) The issue now will be the injury he suffered during a collision with Lucas Moura. Mikel Arteta spoke very concerningly about Xhaka and the impact on the midfielder.
Xhaka was the star of the show for Switzerland against France The Arsenal midfielder was sensational for his country as they played brilliantly to set up a quarter-final clash with Spain.
As Switzerland is taking on Spain in the Euro 2020 Quarterfinals on Friday, many people will have interest in Swiss players Xherdan Shaqiri and Granit Xhaka. Both players have been under fire for their goal celebrations earlier in the World Cup, when they celebrated goals by mocking Serbian fans.
Xhaka's parents are originally from Kosovo and they are of Albanian heritage. His brother plays for Albania's national team. Years of war in the Balkans sent many families to western European ...