LUCERNE, Switzerland (AP) — Switzerland will take four goalkeepers to Qatar in a World Cup squad named Wednesday with injury concerns over first-choice Yann Sommer and backup Jonas Omlin.
In an era where more penalties than ever are awarded at the World Cup because of video review, Switzerland can rely on Yann Sommer.
BERLIN (AP) — Borussia Mönchengladbach crashed out in the second round of the German Cup with a 2-1 loss at second-division leader Darmstadt on Tuesday, when Hoffenheim routed Schalke 5-1.
Schalke’s heavy loss piles the pressure on coach Frank Kramer with reports suggesting he could lose his job before the team’s visit to Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga on Sunday.
DARMSTADT, Germany (AP) — Switzerland goalkeeper Yann Sommer sustained an ankle injury playing for Borussia Mönchengladbach on Tuesday, just over a month before the World Cup begins in Qatar.
ROME (AP) — Another missed penalty from Ballon d'Or candidate Jorginho means European champion Italy still has some work to do in order to qualify for the World Cup.
A 1-1 draw with visiting Switzerland on Friday kept Italy atop Group C entering the final round of qualifiers — but only on goal difference.
MAINZ, Germany (AP) — Mainz fought back to earn a 1-1 draw with Borussia Mönchengladbach in the Bundesliga on Friday, denying the visitors what would have been a third consecutive win.
Silvan Widmer scored the equalizer for Mainz in the 76th minute, curling in a shot off the far post despite being faced by several defenders.
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Spain has advanced to the European Championship semifinals as the highest-scoring team in the tournament.
Don’t be fooled, though.
The biggest flaw in Spain’s quest for a third continental title in the last four editions lies in its shortcomings up front.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Au revoir France, this summer belongs to Yann Sommer.
The Switzerland goalkeeper, who left in the middle of the European Championship’s group stage to be with his wife for the birth of their second daughter, made the biggest save of his life against one of the best players in the world.
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Switzerland goalkeeper Yann Sommer saved a penalty kick from Kylian Mbappe in a penalty shootout to knock France out of the European Championship.
BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — At least someone on the Switzerland team has a reason to celebrate.
Goalkeeper Yann Sommer went home after Wednesday's 3-0 loss to Italy for the birth of his second child, and then rejoined the team Friday.
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Wednesday at the World Cup (all times local):
Mexico defender Edson Alvarez's 74th-minute own-goal against Sweden was the seventh time at this year's World Cup that a player has sent the ball into his team's net — a tournament record — and Switzerland goalkeeper Yann Sommer made it eight on an unlucky bounce.