Shaqiri joins Ronaldo, Messi, sets unique record
Switzerland winger, Xherdan Shaqiri, has joined Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Argentina’s Lionel Messi in an elite club after his goal in his country’s World Cup tie against Serbia on Friday.
Shaqiri scored the first goal in Switzerland’s 3-2 victory over Serbia in Group G.
The 31-year-old’s goal against Serbia means he is one of only three players to score in each of the last three FIFA World Cup tournaments.
The other two players to do so are Ronaldo and Messi.
Shaqiri’s goal against Serbia was vital for Switzerland as they secured qualification to the round of 16.
The former Liverpool star has also scored at five major tournaments for Switzerland, including the previous two European Championships.
Switzerland finished second in Group G and will now tackle Portugal in the Round of 16 on Tuesday.