Xherdan Shaqiri

Xherdan Shaqiri, Jerome Boateng make Lyon debuts in Strasbourg win

Jerome Boateng, who left Bayern Munich this summer after 10 years at the club, came on for the final 30 minutes following his arrival on a free transfer.

published on : 13th September 2021

Liverpool thanks Xherdan Shaqiri for 'boss memories' as he seals permanent move to Lyon

Liverpool FC thanked Xherdan Shaqiri for the 'boss memories' as he completed a permanent transfer to Olympique Lyonnais.

published on : 24th August 2021

Spain defeat Switzerland in penalty shootout to reach Euro 2020 semifinals

Switzerland goalkeeper Yann Sommer, the hero of the penalty shoot-out win over world champions France in the last 16, made a string of fine saves in extra time.

published on : 3rd July 2021

Xherdan Shaqiri praises his former coach Roberto Mancini for transforming Italy

Switzerland were held 1-1 by Wales in their Group A opener in Baku and on Wednesday take on Italy who beat Turkey 3-0 in Rome.

published on : 16th June 2021

Premier League: Liverpool, Manchester City cruise as Manchester ​United held on Ferguson's return 

Champions City edged ahead of Chelsea, who travel to West Ham on Sunday, into second, two points behind the leaders, as they bounced back from a shock Champions League defeat to Lyon.

published on : 22nd September 2018

Switzerland midfielder Granit Xhaka confident he will keep his cool against Sweden

Granit Xhaka has received nine red cards since 2014, with Sweden defender Mikael Lustig admitting they will target the 25-year-old at the Saint Petersburg Stadium.

published on : 2nd July 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: Serbia question non-use of video assistant referee

Savo Milosevic questioned why the VAR was not used for a penalty appeal during his team's 1-2 World Cup loss to Switzerland.

published on : 23rd June 2018

FIFA World Cup: Xherdan Shaqiri seals Swiss win over Serbia in Group E

The 2-1 win puts Switzerland in pole position to make it out of a tough Group E that contains five-times winners Brazil but they were pushed all the way by the Serbs.

published on : 23rd June 2018
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