FIFA World Cup News: Serbia chief accuses FIFA of ‘brutal robbery’ after losing to Switzerland

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While the Serbia vs Switzerland World Cup clash was already busy taking political turns after Xhaka and Shaqiri’s celebrations had caused a bit of a political uproar, the latest FIFA World Cup news 2018 revealed that the head of the Serbian Football Association, Slavisa Kokeza, has now accused FIFA of committing “brutal robbery” against his country in the Serbia vs Switzerland World Cup clash on Friday at the Kaliningrad Stadium.

Slavisa Kokeza says Serbia became victims of a “brutal robbery” and blamed the International football governing body of “directing” match officials to work against Serbia. Making up for latest FIFA World Cup news 2018, Kokeza told the BBC on Saturday, “We will send a protest to Fifa today.”

Confirming the intentions of Kokeza, who seems to be hurt by Serbia World Cup loss to the Swiss, FIFA spokesman confirmed that a letter of protest had been received but refused to make any comments on the development.

FIFA committed a brutal robbery by favoring the Swiss in the Serbia vs Switzerland World Cup clash, we don’t expect them to take any action: Kokeza

There were a few reasons why Kokeza was left fuming after the Serbia vs Switzerland World Cup clash. His first claim was that a German referee had been appointed for a game involving Switzerland, and it influenced some decisions heavily, most notably the failure of the match official and the VAR (video assistant referee) to award a penalty when Aleksandar Mitrovic was wrestled to the ground by two Swiss players. Kokeza said,

“I do not think this is only about VAR, but that the whole thing was directed by the people who appoint referees. We all know too well that more than half of Switzerland’s population is German. Technical staff, players, people in Serbia, they are all disappointed and frustrated because of injustice some people at FIFA came up with.”

When Kokeza was asked if there was any way that FIFA could provide a recourse to Serbia World Cup prospects, he replied saying there was no hope: “It is clear to Europe and the world that Serbia was brutally robbed. I do not expect FIFA to take action in order for this brutal robbery not to happen again, because, I repeat, it was all directed.”

Kokeza also criticised the ‘double eagle’ celebration done by Switzerland’s two ethnic Albanian goalscorers during Friday’s match, Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri, describing the actions as “scandalous and shameful”, as the gestures made by the Premier League players in the Switzerland World Cup win, are considered nationalist symbols, i.e. the double-headed eagle on Albania’s national flag.

Sanctions to follow the incidents in the Serbia vs Switzerland World Cup 2018 clash, confirm FIFA

Stoke City winger Shaqiri was also seen wearing boots displaying the Swiss flag on one heel and the Kosovan flag on the other, in the Serbia vs Switzerland World Cup clash, and the topic had become a hot one in the latest FIFA World Cup news 2018. Expressing contempt on these moves by the Swiss players and the match officials, who allegedly spoiled Serbia World Cup campaign, Kokeza said,

“It deserves to be condemned by the whole football world. It was not the only provocation by the Swiss players. One sufficient detail was the football boots of one of their players – the boots had a flag of a non-existing country displayed on them.”

“We expect Fifa to impose sanctions against the players who acted against rules of Fifa and fair play, as well as against the national association of the country they play for.”

As reported by the BBC, Fifa confirmed on Saturday that disciplinary proceedings had been opened against Xhaka and Shaqiri, as well as the Serbian Football association for the conduct of their fans, and Serbia head coach Mladen Krstajic for alleged statements made in the aftermath.

Watch: Serbia v Switzerland | Highlights | 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

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