Serbia intends to file a complaint against the work of judges during a match against Switzerland. This statement was made by Secretary General of the Serbian football Association Jovan Surbatovic. The game took place on 22 June in Kaliningrad and ended with a humiliating defeat of the Serbs, who conceded a goal in the very end of the meeting.
Surbatovic noted that the main complaint is the arbitrator’s decision not to appoint a penalty in gate of Swisses. We are talking about the episode in the 66th minute of the match when the two players were holding the Serbian player Aleksander Mitrovic, making it difficult to get to the ball. However, referee Felix brih found no grounds to point to the 11-meter mark.
The Secretary General of the Serbian football Union said that the episode with unassigned penalty was not the only controversial moment in the match when the decision was made in favor of the Swiss team.
Special attention in Serbia focused on the fact that the opponents midfielder xherdan Shaqiri (another spelling – Shaqiri) entered the match in the boots with the flag of Kosovo, write “news”. “Before the game we asked FIFA to ban Shaqiri to play in the boots with the flag of Kosovo. But the answer that this is not a political gesture,” he told Surbatovic.
Gergana boots Shaqiri (note the flags)#CHM2018 #SRBSUI #WorldCup #Seriesware
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— SE Football 2018 world Cup (@football_se) June 22, 2018
The player is a longtime supporter of Kosovo. History with the Kosovo flag, he noted, still playing for Bayern when the German team won the Champions League. In 2008, the region of Serbia, unilaterally declared its independence. Now Kosovo is recognized by 108 countries that are members of the United Nations. Russia among these countries is not included, as Serbia itself.
The player of national team of Serbia Alexander Mitrovic argues with referee Felix Bricom. Photo globallookpress.com