Did you see Shaqiri and Xhaka's controversial celebrations against Serbia — Albanian Eagle

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"Well, I will speak with the players and I will tell them we've had a great match against Brazil", he told a press conference.

Take a look through the gallery above to see the best pictures as Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri both perform Albanian Eagle celebrations after scoring for Switzerland against Serbia.

"We know everything about Switzerland", stated their head coach Mladen Krstajic after their first match, which was also his first competitive game in charge of the side.

Meanwhile, Shaqiri was born in Kosovo when it was part of the former Yugoslavia and emigrated to Switzerland with his family.

But tensions remain high between the two nations as Serbia does not recognise Kosovo as an independent state.

The goal put Switzerland second in the group with a winnable match against Costa Rica left, while Serbia now must get a result against Group favorite Brazil.

Serbian coach Mladen Krstajic refused to talk about the celebrations after the game.

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Prior to the stunning firing of Lopetegui, it had been Portugal trying to stay focused on the match. When there are institutional decisions, we prefer to keep at the margins.

It did not take long for the opening goal to come in this match, as Aleksandar Mitrovic's expertly timed header put the Serbs a goal to the good with just five minutes on the clock.

The goal made Xhaka the third-ever Swiss player to score in multiple World Cups, joining Andre Abegglen (1934, 1938) and Jackie Fatton (1950, 1954) on the historic list.

During the game Shaqiri wore athletic shoes that depicted the Kosovo flag of Kosovo on the back of one heel and the Swiss flag on the other.

All eyes will be on Juventus, Manchester United and Real Madrid target Sergej Milinkovic-Savic again after his dazzling display but it could be Aleksandar Mitrovic's time to shine.

But when asked about the flags Petkovic insisted he will focus on Switzerland's performance.

One sub-plot to watch out for could be the Serbian fans' treatment of Switzerland's three players with links to Kosovo. Bosnia finished third in its qualifying group and didn't make it to Russian Federation. "So we have two coaches from Bosnia-Herzegovina representing different teams at the World Cup".

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