Albania vs Switzerland [Team Sheets]

taulant and granit xhaka
taulant and granit xhaka

Albania XI: Berisha; Hysaj, Mavraj, Cana, Agolli; Xhaka, Kukeli, Abrashi; Roshi, Lenjani; Sadiku

The rest of the squad will be available to select from the substitute bench.

Switzerland XI: Sommer; Lichsteiner, Schar, Djourou, Rodriguez; Behrami, Dzemaili, G Xhaka, Shaqiri, Seferovic, Mehmedi

The rest of the squad will be available to select from the substitute bench.

The Xhaka derby

Arsenal fans will be keen on seeing what their latest signing can do when Granit Xhaka takes to the field for Switzerland in their opening Euro 2016 fixture against Albania. But this isn’t a normal game for the midfielder. We’re not talking about the way it’s a major tournament and all that. Obviously that’s important.

But what makes this fixture stand out is the fact that he’ll be facing off against his brother, Taulant. It’s one of those odd scenarios in which two brothers have chosen to represent separate nations. We’ve seen it before when Germany defender Jerome Boateng faced off against Ghana attacker Kevin-Prince Boateng in 2014.

As his Instagram post said, Granit has never faced off against his brother and hopes he never will again.

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