Fabian Schar called up for international duty
News on Tuesday that Fabian Schar has been called up by Switzerland.
The Newcastle defender set to play for his national side against Portugal in the Nations League semi-final.
Fabian Schar last played in March for Switzerland, creating both goals in a 2-0 win in Georgia after having earlier been knocked out for a matter of seconds after a clash of heads.
The centre-back then prevented from playing against Denmark a few days later as a massive debate kicked off about football not taking head injuries seriously enough.
The Nations League semis are:
Wednesday 5 June – Switzerland v Portugal
Thursday 6 June – Holland v England
Then the final and third/fourth matches will both take place on Sunday 9 June.
Meanwhile, a number of other Newcastle players are also set to play for their countries.
The Copa America tournament takes place 14 June – 7 July and both Miguel Almiron (Paraguay) and Salomon Rondon (Venezuela) are at training camps.
Whilst Christian Atsu is set to play for Ghana at the now summer scheduled African Cup of Nations, which runs from 21 June – 19 July.
Newcastle United announcement:
Newcastle United defender Fabian Schär has been named in the Switzerland squad to face Portugal in their upcoming UEFA Nations League semi-final.
The Swiss centre-back could be in line to face the hosts in the last four clash at Porto’s Esádio do Dragão on Wednesday 5th June.
Schär, who has 48 international caps to his name, could also feature against England or Netherlands in either the third-place play-off or the final of the inaugural competition.
Switzerland qualified for the finals after pipping Belgium to top spot in Group A2, beating the Red Devils 5-2 in their final game.
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