Granit Xhaka

Euro cup match preview: Who will have the final laugh - Gareth Bale or Granit Xhaka?

The Swiss would certainly like to start with a win over Wales ahead of what may be tougher Group A games against Italy and a resurgent Turkey team that will have passionate support in Baku.

published on : 11th June 2021

FIFA World Cup 2018: Gareth Southgate's gamble piles pressure on England for Colombia clash

By finishing second to Belgium in Group G, England avoided a loaded top half of the draw featuring France, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Portugal.

published on : 29th June 2018

Eagle celebration: Albanian Prime Minister opens account for Xherdan Shaqiri, Granit Xhaka FIFA fines

Xhaka and Shaqiri made hand gestures that mimicked Albania's national symbol, a two-headed eagle, after scoring goals during Switzerland's win over Serbia at the World Cup.

published on : 27th June 2018

Switzerland vice-captain Valon Behrami says 'case closed' over eagle goal celebrations

The match against Serbia had heavy political overtones as Switzerland have several players with family ties in Kosovo, including Behrami.

published on : 26th June 2018

Kosovo collects money for Switzerland players Granit Xhaka, Xherdan Shaqiri after FIFA fines them over political celebrations

Shaqiri was born in 1991 in Kosovo and left it while he was one year old while Xhaqa was born in Switzerland in 1992 in a family originating from Kosovo.

published on : 26th June 2018

Switzerland players avoid FIFA World Cup ban for eagle celebrations

FIFA said Xhaka and Shaqiri would each be fined 10,000 Swiss francs (8,700 euros, $10,000) and Lichtsteiner 5,000 Swiss francs.

published on : 26th June 2018

FIFA World Cup 2018: Switzerland players' pro-Kosovo celebration triggers backlash

The celebrations during Switzerland's 2-1 victory over Serbia on Friday have triggered a disciplinary investigation by FIFA and outrage from nationalist politicians at home.

published on : 25th June 2018

Where eagles dare: Xherdan Shaqiri, Granit Xhaka's celebrations stir political controversy

Celebration by Switzerland’s goal scorers sparks political debate as displaced players make presence felt.

published on : 24th June 2018

FIFA World Cup 2018: Serbian press slams 'provocative' Switzerland celebrations

Serbian papers slammed what they labelled shameful provocation by two Switzerland players of Kosovo origin who used political gestures.

published on : 23rd June 2018

FIFA World Cup 2018: Switzerland have talent to go far at but face tough start

Vladimir Petkovic-managed side's World Cup prospects are one of the hardest to predict, and also the most intriguing.

published on : 13th June 2018

Switzerland's Granit Xhaka relief after training ground injury

Xhaka hobbled off the pitch fearing he had damaged ligaments in his knee.

published on : 1st June 2018