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Xhaka captained Switzerland in Copenhagen (Picture: Getty)Xhaka, who wore the captain’s armband in Copenhagen, was one of Switzerland’s better players – but the midfielder was universally trolled for a moment in the second half which also involved ex-Arsenal team-mate Lichsteiner.AdvertisementAdvertisementHoping Xhaka brings this thing of beauty to the Premier League…@akhifc pic.twitter.com/wkYK4yaCh7— follow akhifc (@wasakhifc) October 13, 2019 Comment And another completely necessary angle of the routine…It’s a real shame we didn’t get more Swiss genius like this at Arsenal with Xhaka and Lichtsteiner. pic.twitter.com/yUA6IMmuEa— Dylan Walsh (@dylanwalsh_) October 13, 2019 Arsenal captain Granit Xhaka and Stephan Lichtsteiner ridiculed over comedy free-kick routine Metro Sport ReporterSunday 13 Oct 2019 7:13 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.2kShares Advertisement Kasper Schmeichel produced a string of fine saves before Denmark’s late winner and Vladimir Petkovic reserved special praise for the Leicester goalkeeper after the final whistle.‘If it wasn’t for their goalkeeper, we would have scored three goals,’ the Switzerland manager said.‘It was still a good performance.‘We can take that into Tuesday’s game against Ireland.’MORE: Harry Redknapp backs Tottenham to finish third in the Premier League after shaky start Granit Xhaka and Stephan Lichtsteiner invented a brilliant free-kick routine during Switzerland’s defeatArsenal players past and present Stephan Lichtsteiner and Granit Xhaka produced the most bizarre free-kick routine of the season during Switzerland’s 1-0 defeat to Denmark.Yussuf Poulsen struck late on in Saturday evening’s Euro 2020 qualifying match to put Denmark level on points with the Republic of Ireland (12) at the top of Group D.Christian Eriksen produced another below-par display after a disappointing start to the season with Tottenham, but popped up when it mattered to assist Poulsen at the death.Third-placed Switzerland now face an uphill battle in qualifying for next summer’s tournament ahead of their clash with Mick McCarthy’s side in Geneva on Tuesday evening.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement
The Latest: F1 carmaker McLaren to cut 1,200 jobs It was not immediately clear how the cuts would affect the group’s F1 operation. The sport has yet to start its 2020 season amid the pandemic.The McLaren Group says “the cancellation of motorsport events, the suspension of manufacturing and retail activities around the world and reduced demand for technology solutions have all led to a sudden impact” on its revenue-generating activities.McLaren says the reduced budget-cap level for F1 teams also led to the job losses.The cuts represent about a quarter of the group’s workforce.McLaren executive chairman Paul Walsh says “we plan to emerge as an efficient, sustainable business with a clear course for returning to growth.” Associated Press ___World TeamTennis says it is planning to allow up to 500 spectators at outdoor matches during its three-week season from July 12 to Aug. 2 at a resort in West Virginia.All tennis events sanctioned by the ATP, WTA and International Tennis Federation are on hold at least until late July because of the coronavirus pandemic.But the WTT is not affiliated with those tours and does not need to abide by their decisions about when it is OK to compete. No ATP or WTA ranking points are available for its matches.The WTT says it is increasing its prize money to $5 million. That is $1.5 million more than for its 2019 season. The league is bringing all nine of its teams to one site at The Greenbriar in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, because of the pandemic instead of having matches around the United States.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 May 26, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Formula One carmaker McLaren says 1,200 jobs will be lost across its entire group’s operations because of the coronavirus outbreak.