Switzerland trio Granit Xhaka, Stephan Lichtsteiner and Xherdan Shaqiri have been fined for their controversial double headed eagle celebration against Serbia.
However, no bans were imposed on the players meaning they are free to play in Switzerland’s final group match against Costa Rica on Thursday.
Xhaka, Lichtsteiner and Shaqiri were seen emulating the Albanian double headed eagle symbol during Switzerland’s 2-1 win over the Serbians.
The gesture was dubbed offensive by many Serbian news outlets as they also predicted it could destabilize the political harmony in the Balkan region.
Both Shaqiri and Xhaka share ethnic roots in Albania while the latter’s father was arrested three times in the undivided Yugoslavia for protesting the central communist government.
Serbia had launched a violent attack on the Albanian community residing in Kosovo in 1999, which was later brought to an end by NATO’s military intervention.