March 18, 2019 / 11:53 PM / in a month

Switzerland's injured Shaqiri out of Euro qualifiers

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - International Friendly - Switzerland v Qatar - Cornaredo Stadium, Lugano, Switzerland - November 14, 2018 Switzerland's Xherdan Shaqiri REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth/File Photo

BERN (Reuters) - Switzerland midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri will miss this month’s Euro 2020 qualifiers against Georgia and Denmark due to a groin injury, the Swiss FA said on Monday.

"The attacking midfielder is suffering from a painful inflammation in the groin," the FA announced on its website here

The 27-year-old Liverpool player missed training on Monday and was instead examined in a Zurich hospital.

Switzerland coach Vladimir Petkovic will name a replacement on Tuesday for their opening Euro qualifiers away to Georgia on Saturday and at home to Denmark three days later.

Reporting by Brian Homewood; Writing by Ken Ferris; Editing by Greg Stutchbury

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