Xherdan Shaqiri is the best Individualist in our Offensive. He is the player who can decide a single action of a game. Little whirlwind, big actions. Who does not remember Shaqs spectacular overhead kick in the European championship in 2016 against Poland?

But Shaq is missing today in the groundbreaking of the EM-qualification game against Ireland. National team coach Vladimir Petkovic: “No question about it, Shaq is a very important part of this team. But without him, we have the qualities that we can enforce here. Each of us must give ten percent more.”

style of play is not of the individual players depending on

The big question: Who will replace the Liverpool-mercenaries? Petkovic: “the Position of The Shaq, it was clear. But we have a game style that is not of the individual players depending on.” Means: Petkovic has a number of Alternatives in the squad. As the second man next to or behind the set up Haris Seferovic for several players to come into question. It also depends on whether Petkovic with a three – or four-chain defend.

Who makes the Shaq? LOOK at what is likely to be.

The Gladbach striker is met in the Form of, two Times in the young season. Was in the Nati again and again, from the beginning ran. Starting lineup-probability: 50 percent.

Is back after his injury in Wolfsburg at the Moment, only replacement. But is considered one of Petkovic’s favorite players. Starting lineup-probability: 30 percent.

The Zagreb-attacker would be predestined as a hanging tip. Waiting in Croatia for his first goal of the season. Starting lineup-probability: 10 percent.

Since his move from Basel to West Ham still without a Premier League Minute. Similar type of player as the set Seferovic, realistic chances of getting a Joker is used. Starting lineup-probability: 7 per cent.

As Mehmedi is currently at Wolfsburg, only replacement. His aggressive and defiant nature would be needed against the Irish. From his Posture he would be the ideal Shaq replacement. Starting lineup-probability: 2 per cent.

Missed because of groin problems the start of the season, back gradually in the case of YB in the starting eleven. More of a player for the pages. Starting lineup-probability: 1 percent.


Captain Granit Xhaka: “Shaq is enormously important for the team, he would be sure that we can help. Now, however, he is not here. For me, it is clear that we who are here can win.”

Shaq himself yesterday a photo on Instagram. It is the medals of his two Champions League shows-triumphs.

1. Ireland 4/10
2. Denmark 3/5
3. Switzerland 2/4
4. Georgia 4/3
5. Gibraltar 3/0


Georgia – Switzerland 0:2
Switzerland – Denmark 3:3


5. Sept: Ireland – Switzerland
8. Sept: Switzerland – Gibraltar

12. Oct: Denmark – Switzerland
15. Oct: Switzerland – Ireland

15. Nov: Switzerland – Georgia
18. Nov: Gibraltar – Switzerland

The bloated European championship finals, is here and there of the Tenor, is a dilution. A Jekami with 24 Teams, you can not miss the participation of almost.

you Can’t. Is a risk to you especially when you have so many secondary theatres of war, such as the Swiss Team. A such as Xherdan Shaqiri would be against such a robust and physically strong team, with its unpredictable and wirbligen kind of high value.

That it is not managed by Vladimir Petkovic in the last few years, to build his most important offensive players, a relationship of trust, is a poverty certificate.

as well as the fact that you moderated the Ausbootung of the long-standing captain Stephan Lichtsteiner again, so lousy, as was already the case with Valon Behrami the case. A Naticoach with Millionensalär and so much leisure time could also times on the plane and with a key player in the conversation. That would be a bigger sign of appreciation than a short message by mobile phone.

Now, it must inform the other. And because it is playful at home against Denmark (3:3) 3:0 and two points has made, is game, the match against table leaders Ireland is already a key. A defeat could have disastrous consequences.

You are standing with your back to the wall. In a group, in which one must necessarily, under the first two. But in the worst case, there’s still a Chance via the Playoffs, the Nations League and the hatch back door to the finals.

You can miss the European championship finals. But it is actually very difficult.