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Swiss players escape match ban

National News // June 26, 2018

The Swiss players criticized for making a hand gestures of the Albanian eagle after scoring goals at the World Cup will not face a match ban.

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The two goal scorers Xherdan Shaqiri and Granit Xhaka have been fined CHF 10,000 each and the captain Stephan Lichtensteiner CHF 5,000.

Switzerland beat Serbia 2-1 on Friday.

The players were warned not to make further controversial signs – FIFA could have banned the players for two games.

Switzerland next play Costa Rica tomorrow.

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