Hamburg's Dutch defender Joris Mathijsen (R) and Nuremberg's Swiss striker Albert Bunjaku vie for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match FC Nuremberg vs Hamburg SV in the southern German city of Nuremberg on December 12, 2009. ((Timm Schamberger/AFP/Getty Images) )

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.