Bosnia defender Spahic recovers from swine flu

Sep 1, 2009 - 10:41 AM PARIS(AP) -- Montpellier defender Emir Spahic has recovered after being diagnosed with swine flu last week and will join his Bosnia-Herzegovina teammates for two World Cup qualifiers.

According to Tuesday's edition of L'Equipe sports daily, Spahic underwent tests last weekend that confirmed he no longer has the virus.

Bosnia-Herzegovina has 12 points after six matches in Group 5 of qualifying, six points behind leader Spain, and plays Armenia on Saturday before hosting Turkey on Sept. 9.

The 29-year-old defender joined Montpellier this season and has already scored two goals in three Ligue 1 matches.

Montpellier is unbeaten after four games and currently fourth in the French league.

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