Young Boys´ player found dead after swimming accident
Young Boys´ player found dead after swimming accident

Young Boys´ player found dead after swimming accident

Three days after she disappeared in a swimming accident, Young Boys and Switzerland midfielder Florijana Ismaili body has been found.

Young Boys through a club statement confirmed in a statement on Tuesday that the 24-year-old's body has been recovered by divers near to where she went missing.

"Young Boys has, in consultation with the bereaved family, the painful duty to inform about the passing away of the player Florijana Ismaili. We are very upset and deeply affected.

"Young Boys extends its sincere condolences to the family, relatives, and friends of Florijana Ismaili and wishes everyone all the strength and confidence in this difficult time. We will keep Florijana in our memory."


FIFA president Gianni Infantino said in a statement said: "This is an extremely sad moment for all the football community, particularly at a time when we gather at the FIFA Women's World Cup.

"Both on mine and FIFA's behalf, I would like to express the most heartfelt condolences to Florijana's family and friends, to the Swiss Federation and to BSC Young Boys."

Ismaili captained Young Boys after joining in 2011. She made her international debut for Switzerland in 2014 and went on to represent her country 33 times.

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