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Covid-19 The Cause Behind Switzerlands 6-1 Defeat To Portugal In FIFA World Cup? Crew Chiefs Reply | Soccer Information

Switzerland misplaced FIFA World Cup Spherical of 16 to Portugal 6-1© AFP

Switzerland staff chiefs denied Wednesday that a number of sick gamers had been affected by the coronavirus as they sought to clarify their World Cup humbling by Portugal. Not less than three gamers had been affected throughout their 6-1 defeat within the spherical of 16 on Tuesday. Coach Murat Yakin mentioned Tuesday that Silvan Widmer had been affected by “fever” and “chilly signs”, Fabian Schaer was changed at half-time as a result of he was fighting breathlessness and Nico Elvedi, who didn’t play, was “not 100%”.

Sports activities director Pierluigi Tami informed a press convention on Wednesday: “It was not a query of Covid. It was a virus that unfold within the lodge. Not all, however some gamers caught it.

“We knew about the issue (the virus) and had made suggestions to the staff. Initially, it was not an issue.

“In fact we are going to see if we are able to do issues higher sooner or later.”

A number of Swiss gamers have suffered through the World Cup from what the staff administration has known as “colds”.

“We had been missing in freshness. Sadly, we had a number of gamers who had been sick or struggling and our opponents had been stronger,” Yakin mentioned after the sport.

The coach blamed the defeat on the “vitality” spent within the first three video games.

Portugal will play Morocco in Saturday’s quarter-final.

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