Albert Bunjaku has been drafted into Switzerland’s World Cup squad to replace injured forward Marco Streller.
Switzerland coach Ottmar Hitzfeld opted Thursday to add the 26-year-old Bunjaku from his list of players on standby instead of uncapped 18-year-old Nassim Ben Khalifa.
Bunjaku scored 12 goals in the Bundesliga for FC Nuremberg this season, and made the first of his two international appearances last November.
The Kosovo-born player is the third from the former Yugoslav territory in Hitzfeld’s 23-man squad, joining midfielders Valon Behrami and 18-year-old Xherdan Shaqiri.
Streller was ruled out on Wednesday after aggravating a thigh muscle injury in training.