FIFA has launched an investigation into possible discrimination by Serbia against Switzerland

FIFA has launched an investigation into possible discrimination by Serbia against Switzerland

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Serbia may still face a penalty kick after elimination in the World Cup. FIFA opened disciplinary proceedings after the events of the 3-2 loss to Switzerland. It is being investigated whether Serbian players are guilty of misconduct and discrimination.

Tensions ran high at times during the final group match between the two countries. The Serbian reserve bench did not go unpunished during a situation in which Swiss captain Granit Xhaka made a provocative gesture.

Xhaka is of Kosovar descent. In 2008, Kosovo unilaterally declared its independence and separated from Serbia, which it still does not officially recognize.

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Xhaka in Jachari’s shirt after the victory over Serbia

After the match, Xhaka wore the jersey of reserve player Ardon Gashari. This is also the name of an independence fighter who is considered one of the founders of the Kosovo Liberation Army.

There is no search for Xhaka

FIFA has not yet announced any investigation into the Arsenal player, who later denied that his work had a political background.

With a 3-2 victory over the Serbs, Switzerland qualified for the knockout stage, while Serbia was eliminated. The Swiss national team will play its eighth final match against Portugal on Tuesday at 8:00 pm.

Watch the Switzerland-Serbia recap including some clashes.

Watch the Serbia-Switzerland summary here

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