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Xherdan Shaqiri has flown to Spain for Switzerland’s Nations League tie after testing negative for coronavirus.

The Liverpool star, 28, had been self-isolating having tested positive for the disease on Tuesday.

Shaqiri has 82 caps for Switzerland.

He missed Switzerland’s defeat to Croatia in a friendly on Wednesday but having received medical reports from the latest round of tests the Swiss Football Association revealed Shaqiri, who was isolating with teammate Manuel Akanji, had subsequently tested negative.

“On Thursday morning the Swiss Football Association received the written results of the COVID-19 tests of the national team, which had also been carried out the day before with all players and staff members,” read a statement.

“Only Manuel Akanji tested positive. All other results were negative, including that of Xherdan Shaqiri.

“Manuel Akanji is in isolation and continues to show no symptoms. Further medical investigations will take place.

“All other players and staff members of the national team are flying to Spain this afternoon, where the UEFA Nations League game against the group A leader will take place in Madrid on Saturday.

“After Xherdan Shaqiri’s negative Covid-19 test, the UEFA health committee must now decide on eligibility to play on Saturday.

“When this decision will be made is still unclear. Shaqiri is flying to Spain as planned.”

There was further good news for Shaqiri on Thursday as he was named in Liverpool’s Champions League squad.

The Switzerland forward joined the Reds in the summer of 2018 but has been a bit-part player throughout his time at Anfield having struggled with injuries.