Xherdan Shaqiri (27) laughs as he runs with his national team-mates. Two days after the Champions League victory against Tottenham (2:0) he travels with the aircraft directly from England to Portugal. The power cube is 96 hours from Liverpool to Madrid and back to Liverpool and finally to Porto travelled. Lots of flying – but in the case of success, it regenerates easier.

With 500’000 Fans celebrating Liverpool’s first title under coach Jürgen Klopp, the players style in a red double-Decker Bus. The first national team Training in Portugal, it is again quiet. 15 minutes is the length of the media look on the training grounds of FC Porto, and after that, there are only a couple of folders, a paramedic and an ambulance. Understandable, after Porto’s Goalie Iker Casillas (37), suffered a few weeks ago in the Training of a heart attack.

Portugal – Switzerland-20.45 SRF 2

Holland – England, 20.45 SRF 2

3rd place match in Guimaraes, 15.00 SRF 2

Final in Porto, 20.45 SRF 2

Shaqiri himself does not speak in public. In English media he can, quote: “This club needs to get the title. The next year we will try to win the Premier League. This is my big dream.” Liverpool was last updated in 1990, a year before the birth of Shaqiris…

Hitzfeld: “Shaqiri could be proud of,”

Also be Ex-coach Ottmar Hitzfeld (70) is happy. He says to LOOK: “It’s nice for a Swiss player, he may call himself a two-time Champions League winners. It speaks for your quality, if you’re at two different winners of the Premier class in the squad. Since each workout is a challenge. And as a substitute player you also share this title.”

especially the legendary 4:0 in the semi-final against Liverpool after the 0:3 first leg-Broke, he leads. Since Shaqiri played all 90 minutes. Hitzfeld: “He was fully integrated, is not de-energized. He was dangerous, gave an Assist. Only a few players to go into one-to-one as he is.”

a Total of four Champions League games (2 Assists) made it to 26 more games (6 goals, 3 Assists). Hitzfeld: “I think, anyway, that Shaqiri makes a fantastic career. If You’re at the Champions League winners in the squad, and then two Times, then You can be proud of. This is fantastic.”

But Shaqiri in the summer in Liverpool? “What is clear is that as Long as Firmino, Mané and Salah are there, he has it hard. You’re still young. But Liverpool has so many games, because he will come to his games,” said Hitzfeld. Shaqiri has a contract until 2023.

This is the future. The present means of the Final 4 tournament in Portugal, where on Wednesday (20.45) the host waits and plays on the Sunday of the big or the small Final.

– The Nati lands early Monday afternoon from Zurich arriving in Porto. In the evening, the players get spout, the training grounds of FC Porto. On that place where the Porto Goalie Iker Casillas suffered a heart attack.


– Peter Gilliéron (66) to travel on Wednesday directly from the Fifa Congress in Paris, where Gianni Infantino for a further term as Fifa President is elected. It is for Gilliéron the last trip with the national team. As for the Nati-delegates Claudio Sulser (63), whose mandate at the end of June expires. The part-time Boss will be replaced by a professional.


The League is now looking for the full official national delegates. Names such as Peter Knäbel, Martin Andermatt or Alain Sutter are in the conversation. No longer an issue, Fredy Bickel is.


– The United School of Sports, the KV-training for athletes, at the Final-Four tournament six current and former learners: Manuel Akanji, Remo Freuler, Nico Elvedi, Djibril Sow, Haris Seferovic and Josip Drmic. Admir Mehmedi, of the seventh graduate, is missing injured. New as of this summer, the training will be offered in addition to the locations in Zurich and St. Gallen, Winterthur.