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Referee Brych: Serbia Players and Swiss Player

referee brych: They also have complained that Brych showed four Serbia players yellow cards but only one Swiss player was booked, according to Vancouver Courier. That complaint was repeated in its official communication to FIFA. Serbia escalated the dispute by questioning not just Brych's performance, but the fact that he was appointed to handle the match at all. In a statement posted on its website Sunday, the Football Association of Serbia said it submitted to FIFA seven videos that clearly showed tendency in officiating of the referee Brych to the detriment of our national team. article continues below Trending Stories Serbian officials have complained since Friday's match in Kaliningrad that their team was not awarded a penalty for a second-half challenge by two Swiss defenders on Aleksandar Mitrovic and that Brych did not consult the Video Assistant Referee about the incident. We are not clear how the German referee could have been appointed for the match between Switzerland and Serbia, when it is well known that one of Swiss confederation cantons is a German canton, Serbia said in its statement.FIFA announced later Sunday it had opened disciplinary proceedings against Slavisa Kokeza, who is president of the Serbian FA, and coach Mladen Krstajic for post-match comments. The game already has generated controversy centred on nationalist hand gestures made by Switzerland players Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri following their goals. Krstajic, in particular, was scathing in his criticism of refereeing decisions. ( As reported in the news.