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Apologies are not enough: FIFA opens proceedings against two German officials after they Swedish bank challenged

The wereldvoetbalbond FIFA has a disciplinary proceedings initiated against two German members of staff, who, after the narrow victory against Sweden Saturday night exuberant came to celebrate for the Swedish bank.



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There is a research conducted to Ulrich Voigt and Georg Behlau, that the Swedish bank would have challenged with their celebrations after the winning goal by Toni Duckweed in the overtime against Sweden. The German team has already apologized for the incident versus Sweden.

Also, a third Swiss player, Stephan Lichtsteiner, the subject of an investigation after the 2-1 victory against Serbia last Friday. Earlier it became known that Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri, both players with Albanian roots, is subject to an investigation because they are provocative pro-Albanian gestures would have made during their celebrations. The Republic of Kosovo, where Albanian is spoken, declared in 2008 independence of Serbia, but Serbia is still not recognised.

The Serbian back Slavisa Kokeza and coach Mladen Krstajic may also be in a study expect. Both of them flushed, after the end of the match against Switzerland in bright leather against the German referee Felix Brych. There were calls for the German “to the Hague tribunal sent should be”. Serbia has also official protest lodged against Brych.

FIFA also made it known that the Danish football federation a fine of 20,000 Swiss franc (17.365 euro) is imposed for misconduct and a sexist banner of the Danish supporters during the match against Australia. Earlier, also in Mexico, and Serbia with a fine of 10,000 Swiss francs (8.682 euro) for misconduct of their supporters at the world cup.

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