Switzerland: Xhaka in action in draw

Xhaka in action against France

Find out how Granit Xhaka performs for Switzerland in Group A as they face Albania, Romania and hosts France.   


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Sunday, June 19, France 0-0 Switzerland
Granit Xhaka played the full 90 minutes of Switzerland’s 0-0 draw with France. Paul Pogba hit the woodwork twice in the first half with long-range efforts. Antoine Griezmann hit the bar in the second half, but neither side were able to find a winner. The result meant Switzerland finished second in Group A.  


Wednesday, June 15, Switzerland 1-1 Romania
Granit Xhaka played the full 90 minutes of Switzerland’s 1-1 draw with Romania. Borden Stancu gave the Tricolorii a shock lead with an 18th-minute penalty, after Alexandru Chipciu was brought down in the box by Stephan Lichtsteiner. Despite chances for Fabian Schar and Valon Behrami, Anghel Iordanescu’s side went into the break ahead. Admir Mehmedi levelled the scores with a fantastic volley following former Gunner Johan Djourou’s flick on in the 57th minute. Switzerland continued to dominate, and although they could not find a winner, put themselves in a strong position to progress from Group A. 

Saturday, June 11, Albania 0-1 Switzerland 
Granit Xhaka played the full 90 minutes of Switzerland’s 1-0 win against Albania. Fabian Schär scored the only goal of the game in the fifth minute - the quickest strike in his nation’s history at the Euros. Lorik Cana received a second yellow card in the 37th minute for a handball. Xhaka also got himself into the record books when he came up against his Albanian brother Taulant Xhaka, making them the first siblings to face each other on opposing sides at the Euros.  

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