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The Balkan Wars Revisited at the World Cup

Thomas M. Hunt
Board of Contributors
Jul 9, 2018 | 10:00 GMT
Swiss player Xherdan Shaqiri's celebration after scoring a World Cup goal against Serbia included flashing the Albanian eagle. Shaqiri was born in Kosovo, whose ethnic Albanian population fought a destructive conflict with Serbia in the 1990s.

Swiss player Xherdan Shaqiri's celebration after scoring a World Cup goal against Serbia included flashing the Albanian eagle. Shaqiri was born in Kosovo, whose ethnic Albanian population fought a destructive conflict with Serbia in the 1990s.

(CLIVE ROSE/Getty Images)

Switzerland's Albanian contingent and Serbia's manager battled with gestures and words, showing how close to the surface the wounds of Kosovo remain....

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