Switzerland star Yann Sommer set to miss crunch Euro 2020 clash with Turkey after heading back for birth of child

SWITZERLAND keeper Yann Sommer is set to miss his country's huge Euro 2020 clash against Turkey as he returns home for the birth of his child.

The 32-year-old has flown back to Cologne to be with his wife Alina as she prepares to welcome the couple's second daughter.

The pair tied the knot two years ago and had their first child Mila back in 2019.

According to The Mail, it is unclear whether or not Sommer will be back in time for their crunch match with Turkey on Sunday as they look to qualify for the second round.

Switzerland drew their opening game 1-1 with Wales and were then convincingly beaten 3-0 by Italy on Wednesday night.

They need to beat Turkey to give themselves any chance of progressing from the group stage of the European Championships for the second time in their history.

It has been a concern for several days that Sommer could choose to return for the birth of his daughter.

But earlier in the tournament the Swiss No1 played down it being an issue.

He said: "Switzerland certainly does not have to worry about it. We have a great goalie team at the Euros."

Sommer has 63 caps for the national team since making his debut back in 2012.



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But he faces an eight-hour flight from Germany to Baku if he is going to be available for the match against Turkey.

If Sommer is missing, keeper Yvon Mvogo, 27, is set to earn his fifth cap for Switzerland.

The country's best performance at a Euros came back in 2016 when they narrowly missed out on the quarter-finals after a penalty shoot-out defeat to Poland.


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