Most of the Swiss women’s national team players have recovered from the stomach and intestines of choice this week. The team of the national coach Nielsen, the opponent of the Orange women’s team in the European Championship, Sunday, traveled to Sheffield, Tuesday, with 22 players and 17 employees on board.
One player and two staff members remained in the Swiss camp as a precaution and did not travel to Sheffield, where the match against Sweden is scheduled for 6pm on Wednesday. If they are not showing symptoms, the trio will join the team on Wednesday.
“The condition of the majority of the affected players and staff is improving,” the Swiss team doctor said in a statement. “We are pleased to have been granted permission to travel and train.”
On Monday, Switzerland announced that eight players and eleven employees had gastrointestinal complaints. Due to an outbreak in check, training that day was canceled.
Switzerland started the European Championship last Saturday with a 2-2 draw with Portugal. By defeating Sweden, Nielsen’s team is taking an important step towards the quarter-finals. Next Sunday, Switzerland will conclude the group stage against the Netherlands.
This is only the second time that the Swiss women’s team has participated in the European Championship. In the previous edition – in 2017 in the Netherlands – the group stage was the final destination.
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