Serbia is an independent European state that was part of the former Yugoslavia. Its capital is Belgrade. It is an upper-middle-income economy. In the 1990s, Serbia went through a phase of political disorder, including the Kosovo War.
Switzerland duo Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri have offered their apologies for celebrating their World Cup goals against Serbia with double-headed eagle salutes in reference to the Albanian flag, a nod to their roots.
Xherdan Shaqiri will be under “unbelievable psychological pressure” when he heads to Belgrade for Liverpool’s Champions League tie against Crvena Zvezda, according to the Serbian club’s general director.
A land swap between Kosovo and Serbia could trigger a chain reaction in the Balkans, spelling the end for a number of former Yugoslav countries – and give a new reason for the US to keep troops in Europe, analysts have told RT.
The militaries of Russia, Belarus and Serbia have assembled for the annual Slavic Brotherhood drills, using tanks, drones and paratroopers to eradicate pesky Jolly Roger flag-flying terrorists and to free hostages in orange robes.
RT guest host Peter Schmeichel says Switzerland’s win over Serbia in Kaliningrad was one of the World Cup’s best games so far, after Xherdan Shaqiri scored a last-minute winner to hand the Swiss a comeback victory.