When a footballer's game shoes become one of the most important points of pre-game discussion, it would seem that the points of interest of a game's eve are really scarce: but this is not the case.
Tonight - with 20 kick-off: 00 - the Swiss offensive, Xherdan Shaqiri, will take the field with some shoes - posted on Instagram a few weeks ago - that on the right heel will have depicted the Kosovo flag in the match against Serbia.
The media reaction of the latter was not long in coming, with titles such as 'indignation' and 'provocation' that contributed to raising the tension on the scheduled match tonight, which in itself is worth a big slice for qualifying for the eighth finals for both teams.
From the first minute, Granit Xhaka and Valon Behrami should also leave, also like Shaqiri from Kosovo origins.
All their families left their native country between the end of the '80 and the beginning of the' 90 'years, as it was devastated by the war between the local army and that of present-day Serbia. Currently, Switzerland has more than 200.000 Kosovars and that's precisely why tonight, from Kosovo, they will surely cheer on some more people.
As it happened on Sunday, when Zuber's draw against Brazil unleashed the joy of the Kosovar fans in major cities like Prishtina and Gjakova.
Joy and joy that will surely be greater in the event Behrami, Xhaka and Shaqiri played decisive roles in a possible victory tonight against Serbia. A strong sentiment between the Kosovars and Behrami, Xhaka and Shaqiri, despite these playing for Switzerland; not by their will, as all three declared that they would do everything possible to play with Kosovo, once this was officially recognized by UEFA in the 2016. But Fifa was categorical, and did not allow players to make this 'transfer'.
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