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A Second Newcastle Player To Miss Euro Qualifiers

Last week, Swedish international manager Janne Andersson announced that right-back Emil Krafth would not be available for Sweden’s two Euro qualifiers against Romania and the Faroe Islands next week.

Krafth’s partner is due to give birth imminently so the Swede made himself unavailable for selection. Krafth is not the only international that will miss out on the Euro qualifiers next week.

Newcastle center-back Fabian Schar will also not feature for Switzerland’s two Euro Qualifiers due to his knee injury.

The 27-year-old has missed the last three games for Newcastle with what was reported to be a minor knee problem.

Schar has 52 caps for Switzerland and is one of their preeminent players. He has started all but 1 of their Euro qualifiers. Fabian missed the March 26th match against Denmark due to a concussion he had suffered a few days earlier at Georgia.

Switzerland did not play well against Denmark without Schar as they conceded 3 goals at home and only managed a draw.

The Swiss will play Georgia next Friday before traveling to face Gibraltar on the following Monday. They are currently third in Group D on 11 points behind Ciaran Clark’s Republic of Ireland and Denmark, who both have 12 points.

14 comments so far

  • Lindisfarne

    Nov 10, 2019 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #1

    Will there be a big hole in the Swiss team?

  • Jib

    Nov 10, 2019 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #2
  • posada

    Nov 10, 2019 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #3

    Joe, Almiron and St Max.
    22,24 and 22.
    Mo Salah is 27. Five years ago he had just completed 2 years at Chelsea.
    Played 13 games in those 2 years and scored 2 goals.

  • bettyswallocks

    Nov 10, 2019 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #4

    My instincts tell me that St Max will continue improving and become a world class player worth a fortune.

  • beddersmag

    Nov 10, 2019 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #5

    Nicky the ball tossed

    Aye var got it right but did you notice it totally ruined the enjoyment and thrill of the goal as you had to wait a minute to find out if it was a goal. Muted the celebration. Worst case on the old system you could glance at the linesman but was only a second before you could go mad. Got it right granted, might have been called offside, but killed the moment. I was very pro var but totally changed my mind now. Ruining the game for me.

  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Nov 10, 2019 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #6

    Lindy don’t go there I’m already on a beige card for my indiscretion regarding cheese.

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Nov 10, 2019 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #7

    Yeah, sure, it wasn’t meant as a pro VAR post, was much more just pointing out it was a pretty extraordinary goal. I’m neither here nor there on VAR yet, although I suppose it’ll get better.

    It does seem to take too long to reach a decision at the moment, the refs also seem to go to it too readily, and it’d be good if the fans, players and managers etc could see on the big screen in the ground exactly what the video refs are looking at too.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Nov 10, 2019 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #8

    Don’t know if anyone else noticed that we got 90 minutes out of Maxi yesterday
    Usually blowing after 70 – wonder if they have been working on building his stamina/ fitness

  • NY Mag

    Nov 10, 2019 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #9


    I suppose the longer the decision takes,the finer the margin of the decision is.
    VAR is still a human decision / interpretation of the law of the game.

    I’m in favor of it, but it does take the spontaneous nature from the game.

  • Munster Mag

    Nov 10, 2019 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #10

    Watched the game again and have to say we were bloody awful for a while. But credit the players and manager. So despite the fact that none of us can can be over confident, the facts are as follows:

    -Despite losing our settled strikers we are doing ok
    -Despite having a manager who is a “dinosaur” we are playing more attacking football than before
    -The players are lining up to praise him despite the fact that he is an odious traitor because he took a well paid job with our rivals in a professional world
    -the injury front is ok
    -the players clearly dont give two hoots about Benitez and werent exactly falling over themselves to mourn his departure
    – rafa was a loss but the hatred and presumption of incompetence was unfair in general terms.
    – Enjoy the two wins , Les Miserables. No doubt you will be gloating when we lose
    – Great to hear the geordie roar at times yesterday
    – ( Toon 22, the Geordies are the guys in the black and white. )
    -Howay the lads !!

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Nov 10, 2019 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #11

    First time yesterday when I have had to endure it first hand
    It was bloody awful
    For two minutes players and fans never mind the officials had a clue what the outcome was.
    Finally when the decision was made the whole celebratipn excitement had gone out of the goal
    Oh we have equalised!!!
    Damn awful

  • NY Mag

    Nov 10, 2019 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #12


    I get what you’re saying, but what if that goal was ruled offside and VAR overturned it?

    Using VAR is more technically correct (applying the rules) than without it.

    It’s definitely taking away the raw real time passion that goes with real time refereeing decisions – is that a good or a bad thing? I dunno….

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Nov 10, 2019 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #13

    I imagine we’ll reach a point in the not too distant future with VAR where the software will be able to immediately be used to confirm a refs major on field decisions, basically goals and red cards, bang, fire it through the algorithm and its done, and only when the software itself disagrees, does the decision then go to the video ref. Now it’s here, it’s here to stay I suppose, but it will at least inevitably get better as the technology and its application evolves.

  • NY Mag

    Nov 10, 2019 at 11:25 PM

    Comment #14


    I agree…if you’re gonna use technology,use it to its full capacity. No half measures


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