FIFA opened a case against the Football Union of Serbia following the 2022 World Cup match with Switzerland
MOSCOW, 5 Dec – The International Football Federation (FIFA) has opened a disciplinary case against the Football Union of Serbia following the match of the third round of the group stage of the World Cup in Qatar between the teams of Serbia and Switzerland, reports AFP.
FIFA is considering several possible violations of the disciplinary code, including misconduct by players and officials, as well as discrimination.
On December 2, the Serbian national team lost to the Swiss team with a score of 2: 3 and could not reach the playoffs of the World Cup. During the game, fans of the Serbian national team threw foreign objects at Swiss footballer Xherdan Shaqiri after his goal. Also during the meeting there was a conflict between the Swiss captain Granit Xhaka and the Serbian players. In the second half, a strong reaction from the Serbian bench was caused by the goal of the Swiss striker Brel Embolo, the substitutes ran onto the field, the referee had to intervene in the situation.
Shaqiri and Xhaka come from Kosovo Albanian families. Earlier it was reported that FIFA is investigating an episode that occurred at the World Cup with the national flag hung in the locker room of the Serbian national team, on which the territory of Kosovo was depicted as part of the country.