The Liverpool winger is proud of his Kosovan and Albanian roots and has not been afraid to show it, leading to an awkward situation for his club once they were drawn against Red Star of Serbia in Group C of the Champions League.
Shaqiri plays for Switzerland's national team but has roots in Kosovo, a former Serbian province that declared independence in 2008.
"He's a wonderful player but in the past nine of his appearances for Liverpool he has scored once - against Red Star Belgrade - and not managed a single assist".
Liverpool are not concerned about the 27-year-old forward's safety but fear that his inclusion might fuel a hostile atmosphere that affects their... Shaqiri denied his celebration had political overtones.
The midfielder was at the centre of controversy along with Switzerland teammate Granit Xhaka when they celebrated goals with a pro-Kosovo "double eagle" gesture that represents the Albanian flag during the World Cup win over Serbia in Russian Federation.
Shaqiri is left behind in order to "avoid any distractions" that may be caused by his Albanian heritage.
"We are keen to be respectful and keen to avoid any distractions".
Jamal Khashoggi’s sons appeal for father's body to be returned There has been widespread speculation about the events leading to the death of Khashoggi, most of which has since been retracted. Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal attends the investment conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia October 23, 2018.
"So for that reason, he is not involved and he accepts and understands this. We didn't want a story beside a football story and that's why we decided".
"[Sunday] was the first time in 100 per cent training so we will now have to see what we do with him for [Tuesday]".
Therefore, Georginio Wijnaldum could be the man to make way against Red Star Belgrade while Jordan Henderson remains on the sidelines with a niggling hamstring problem that he picked up last month. I realised already tonight [that] - I expected it differently - mostly the English-speaking journalists were asking about it, to be honest.
The French champions go to Italy for a huge match later on Tuesday after Liverpool play.
Liverpool play Red Star Belgrade tomorrow evening and although a win is never a given, the way the Serbian outfit was dismantled at Anfield bodes well for the Reds.
Meanwhile, Naby Keita is part of the squad flying out to Belgrade later on Monday after recovering from his hamstring injury.
"He's impressed me more than I thought he would with that, but I think it's been good for him to work under Jurgen Klopp".
For the quarter ended in September, Apple brought in $62.9 billion in revenue, beating expectations of $61.5 billion respectively. Worldwide sales accounted for 61 percent of the total revenue, while services revenue touched an all-time high of $10 billion.
The phone's frame is also purple-colored, and those are the only design differences compared to all the other OnePlus 6T models. The " Thunder Purple " colour variant of the OnePlus 6T is launching in China following earlier rumours of its release.
He had reportedly consumed two bottles of wine and more than 1.8 litres of beer over six hours on the night before the flight. The airline said the co-pilot was arrested on Sunday at Heathrow Airport for violating British aviation law.
Xi acknowledged some Chinese industries face "growing risks" but said efforts to shore up growth are already paying off. Mr Xi has said the expo proves China is willing to reduce its huge trade surpluses with other countries.
Other artists, including The Rolling Stones , The O'Jays, Adele , and Queen also requested Trump not use their music. But as Rihanna declared in a tweet, she or her representatives wouldn't ever attend those " tragic rallies ".
One is talking - that's me - and sometimes before I start talking the boys have a few words and that's all. We took a look at how Arsenal fans reacted to Ozil's display on social media. "I'm not interested, no".
He also added 10 rebounds. "I knew Kawhi was out tonight, so I just wanted to go out there and do my best". Once their starters had seized command the Raptors worked some of their reserve players into the contest.
Dawn also detected an abundance of organic molecules in one of Ceres' craters, which might have come from the planet's ocean. The engineers have more than 99 percent confidence the orbit will last for at least 50 years, NASA stated on its website.
Apple's Second Fall 2018 Product Launch
The updated MacBook Air is Apple's latest slim notebook laptop, with a retina display and Touch ID, running on macOS Mojave. We found the plethora of magnets when we looked using special paper created to let you find magnets that are hidden.
Mac Miller's cause of death revealed
The rapper, whose real name was Malcolm James Myers McCormick, was generally healthy otherwise, the report stated. According to TMZ , Mac Miller was dead for hours before his body was discovered on Friday (September 7) morning.
Spice Girls announce 2019 reunion tour
ET previously reported that the hit girl group was set to reunite for an eight-show stadium tour in the United Kingdom next year. Speaking on UK TV show "Loose Women", she said: "It's just the four of us, but she might join us at some point".
Lowe's to close 31 stores across Canada
None of the US stores to close are in the Carolinas, according to the list posted on Lowe's website. Some U.S. stores will close immediately, though Lowe's did not immediately announce the locations.
USA sanctions will not force immediate crisis in Iran
That would entail banning Iran from returning to enrichment activities. "We are in the economic war situation", he said. China and the European Union have both expressed opposition to the United States sanctions.