albanian flag.article: The two Swiss goals came from ethnic Albanians Xherdan Shaqiri and Granit Xhaka, both of whom celebrated with a hand signal of the double-headed eagle on the Albanian flag.article continues below Trending Stories No hormones, no plastic straws and now no meat A&W goes beyond' burgers Mayoral candidate Wai Young promises to scrap bike lanes in Vancouver Minimum wage increases go into effect June 1 across B.C. Suspected serial sex offender alleged to have struck again in Richmond The Swiss Provocation, wrote Serb nationalist daily newspaper Vecernje Novosti alongside photographs of the gestures and a picture of Shaqiri's boots, which have the Kosovo flag on one heel and the Swiss flag on the other.FIFA's disciplinary committee opened proceedings against the two for the politically charged goal celebrations, according to Vancouver Courier. FIFA also said Saturday it has opened disciplinary proceedings against the Serbian Football Association for crowd disturbance and the display of political and offensive messages by Serbian fans. Years of simmering Balkan tensions surfaced at the World Cup on Friday night as Switzerland beat Serbia in Kaliningrad. FIFA also is reviewing statements that Serbia coach Mladen Krstajic made after the match. Thousands of Kosovo Albanians trekked across Europe in the 1990s, fleeing rising ethnic tensions that culminated in a bloody 1998-99 war of independence between ethnic Albanians and Serb forces that left about 10,000 people dead. The families of both goal scorers hail from Kosovo the former Serb province whose 2008 declaration of independence is not recognized by Serbia and remains a source of friction between the Balkan neighbours. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.
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