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Xherdan Shaqiri

22-Year-Old Midfielder/Defender     FC Bayern Munchen  Bundesliga


Birthdate:  October 10, 1991    Birthplace:  Gjilan, Kosovo    Nationality:  Switzerland    Height:  5' 6"    

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Shaqiri suffered a thigh injury during Saturday's 4-0 win over SC Freiburg, and he will not play in Wednesday's Champions League match against Arsenal, ESPN FC reports.

Shaqiri, who scored twice in Saturday's match before being replaced by Bastian Schweinsteiger, will also miss Bayern's Bundesliga match at Hannover the following Sunday.

Xherdan Shaqiri: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

December 14, 2013

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Shaqiri scored three minutes into extra time during Saturday's 3-1 win over Hamburg SV.

Shaqiri's goal was his second in Bundesliga play this season, although he's only appeared in seven matches due to a thigh injury that kept him out for most of October and all of November. He's healthy now, although he hasn't solidified a spot in the starting XI by any means.

October 15, 2013

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Shaqiri is expected to miss the next six-to-seven weeks after tearing his right thigh during last Friday's World Cup qualifier against Albania, according to

Shaqiri actually opened the scoring in that match, knocking one in at the 47 minute mark. Unfortunately, due to the injury, he may not suit up for Bayern again until January.

August 27, 2013

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Shaqiri scored in the 33rd minute of Tuesday's 1-1 draw with SC Freiburg.

Shaqiri's goal was his first of the season and much needed for Bayern, who started the match with Arjen Robben, Franck Ribery and Mario Mandzukic on the bench. Shaqiri's fantasy upside is somewhat limited given the talent around him on the pitch.

May 11, 2010

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Shaqiri was included on Switzerland's 23-man roster for the World Cup.

At just 18 years old, he has played in just one interntaional match for Switzerland. Still, he's a rising star for FC Basel.