Streller to miss World Cup after injury
Switzerland forward Marco Streller is out of the World Cup after
breaking down in training with a thigh muscle injury.
The Swiss Football Association said team doctors confirmed late
Wednesday that the 28-year-old Streller would not recover to go to
his second World Cup finals.
Coach Ottmar Hitzfeld is expected to replace the FC Basel
forward with Albert Bunjaku or Nassim Ben Khalifa from his standby
Bunjaku, who plays for German club Nuremberg, would be the third
player of Kosovo descent in the squad.
Ben Khalifa, now 18, starred when Switzerland won the Under-17
World Cup last year. He will leave Grasshopper Zurich to join
Bundesliga side Wolfsburg in July.