Liverpool’s Shaqiri finally negative for COVID-19, uncertain for Spain

GENEVA (AFP) – Switzerland’s Liverpool forward Xherdan Shaqiri has finally returned a negative COVID-19 test, but that of Borussia Dortmund’s Manuel Akanji came back positive, the Swiss football federation announced yesterday.

Shaqiri had joined up with the national set-up at the start of the week hoping to make his first appearance for his country since June 2019.

The federation, however, initially announced on Tuesday he had tested positive, but the written results received yesterday in fact showed a negative.

It is not certain that Shaqiri, who missed Wednesday’s friendly against Croatia, will play against Spain in the Nations League tonight, although he will travel with the squad.