Switzerland’s sports director, Pierluigi Tammy, announced on Wednesday that the players who had fallen ill had contracted a “virus that spread in the hotel”, but it was not Corona, the day after the severe loss to Portugal 1-6 in the final price of the World Cup in Qatar.
Tammy said at the press conference: It was not a matter of Covid. There was a virus in the hotel. Not everyone, but some players have it.
Since the start of the World Cup, many players of the “Natti” team have been ill and have been victims of “colds”.
Switzerland coach Murat Yakin touched on several illnesses related to Sylvain Widmer, who was “too sick” to play, a victim of “fever” and “cold symptoms”, Fabian Schar, who was substituted at half-time because he “didn’t have the strength during the match”, and Nico Elvedi, who ” He wasn’t 100 percent ready, either.”
And Yakin outlined the reasons for the cruel loss: We lacked vitality. Unfortunately, we had a lot of sick players, and the opponent was stronger and fresher. We paid for the energy we put into the first three games.
He added: We were aware of this problem (the virus in the hotel) and made recommendations to the team. At first, it wasn’t a problem. But of course, we have to analyze if we can do better things in the future.