Xherdan Shaqiri

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Shaqiri playing for Switzerland in 2012

Xherdan Shaqiri (born 10 October 1991), is a Swiss association football player of Yugoslavian and Albanian descent who plays for Liverpool FC and the Switzerland national football team. He has also played for FC Basel. Since he first started playing football, he has been known for his fast speed on and off the ball.

The FIFA website describes Shaqiri as "unpredictable on the ball, adept with both feet, clinical in front of goal and [possessing] excellent vision".[1] He has been nicknamed the "Alpine Messi"[1] and "magic dwarf".[2]

In the 2014 FIFA World Cup, he was one of the top scorers with 3 goals[3] after scoring a hat-trick against Honduras.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-07-09. Retrieved 2017-10-29.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. "2014 World Cup superlatives: From the best nickname to the most likely to put a hole through a goalkeeper". sports.yahoo.com.
  3. FIFA.com. "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ - FIFA.com". www.fifa.com. Archived from the original on 2019-03-25. Retrieved 2017-10-29.