One of the most interesting matches of the group stage of the World Cup will be Serbia – Switzerland.
In our and the local public, since the draw for the World Cup in Qatar, the stories about the meeting of the two national teams have not stopped, mainly because of the last World Cup and the match between the same national teams, which was marked by the Albanians in the jersey of Switzerland.
The Serbs and the Swiss will compete on December 2nd in Doha in the last round of Group G, and what certainly should not be the same are the provocations of the Swiss national team.
Xherdan Shaqiri and Granit Xhaka did it directly during the goal celebration in Kaliningrad four years ago, showing the Albanian eagle with their hands, for which they were subsequently punished and also condemned by the Swiss public. The Swiss are trying to avoid such a situation in Qatar:
– The World Cup does not consist only of the match with Serbia, even if we know how special this match is, considering what happened in 2018. We don’t want to make the same mistakes, we are here to play football and nothing else. We do not want to send any political or religious messages. We want to represent our values. One of them is: respect. We show respect for other opinions. For me, it would be a mistake if we provoked someone with a gesture, regardless of the game, said national team director Pierluigi Tami.
Such a celebration is now forbidden to Xhaka, Shaqiri and others.
– There should be no words, gestures or behavior in general that causes other reactions. When we cheer, we show our joy, that’s important. But we don’t have to be provocative, Tami added.
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