Swiss trio punished for Eagle celebrations but will not face World Cup bans

first_imgIn case you’ve missed it,We eagle-ised captain Lichtsteiner as well 🙂#SRBSWI #Worldcup2018Russia #Xhaka #Shaqiri pic.twitter.com/yhuVgvolsE— Lumir Abdixhiku (@Abdixhiku) June 22, 2018Serbian fans will be furious after they called for the pair to receive a two-match ban for the “provocative gestures”.Shaqiri wore boots with the flags of both Switzerland and of his native land, while Xhaka reportedly screamed “Kosovo” after scoring his goal.talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. The gesture symbolises the doubled-headed eagle on Albania’s flag.Serbian FA chief demanded action from football’s world governing body after Xhaka and Shaqiri – who both have strong Albanian heritage – made the gesture.It has now been confirmed that the Xhaka and Shaqiri will have to pay a fine of 10,000 Swiss Francs – the equivalent of £7,630.00 while Lichtsteiner has been fined 5,000 Swiss Francs (£3,816) for joining the celebrations. 1 Shaqiri, 26, was born in Gjilan to Kosovar Albanian parents before the family emigrated to Switzerland in 1992 Three Switzerland players have avoided FIFA bans for their controversial Albanian Eagle celebrations during their 2-1 victory over Serbia at the World Cup.Granit Xhaka, Xherdan Shaqiri and Stephan Lichtsteiner will be eligible for the Swiss team’s final Group E game against Costa Rica on Wednesday, but they have been fined.last_img read more