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CHICAGO (March 20, 2022) – Chicago Fire FC today announced that defenders Miguel Navarro and Boris Sekulić, and midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri have been called up to their respective National Teams.

Navarro will join Venezuela Men’s National Team for two 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches, first traveling to face Argentina at 6:30 p.m. CT on Friday, March 25 at La Bombonera in Buenos Aires. La Vinotinto will then host Colombia at 6:30 p.m. CT on Tuesday, March 29, at the Estadio Polideportivo Cachamay in Ciudad Guayana. Venezuela currently has 10 points after 16 matches in Conmebol qualifying. 

Sekulić, who has two caps for Slovakia, will join the Slovakia Men’s National Team for two international friendlies. Slovakia will face Norway on Friday, March 25 with kick off set for 12:00 p.m. CT at Ullevaal Stadion in Oslo, Norway. The team will then face Finland at 11:00 a.m. CT on Tuesday, March 29  at the Estadio Nueva Condomina in Murcia, Spain. Both matches will be streamed on ESPN+.  

Shaqiri joins Switzerland for the first time since joining the Fire. Switzerland will face England at 12:30 p.m. CT on Saturday, March 26 at Wembley Stadium in London and then host Kosovo at 11:00 a.m. CT on Tuesday, March 29 at Letzigrund Stadium in Zurich. Both matches will be streamed on ESPN+. Switzerland qualified for the 2022 FIFA World Cup on November 15, 2021 when they beat Bulgaria 4-0 to solidify the top spot of Group C.