Switzerland coach Vladimir Petkovic has backed Granit Xhaka after the Arsenal midfielder was sent off in their 2-0 win against European champions Portugal on Tuesday night.
Xhaka, 23, was dismissed in the third minute of added time after picking up his second booking in the World Cup qualifier.
He will now sit out Switzerland's next match in Hungary on Oct. 7, but could return for the match at Andorra three days later.
Speaking to reporters following the match, Petkovic said: "Those were two half-yellow...
European champions Portugal were brought crashing back to earth in their opening World Cup qualifier on Tuesday night after suffering a deserved 2-0 defeat to Switzerland.
Former Basel striker Breel Embolo marked his return to St Jakob Park with the opening goal and Admir Mehmedi curled home a fine second for the Swiss on the half-hour mark.
Portugal, still missing captain Cristiano Ronaldo to the injury he suffered in the Euro 2016 final win over France, could find no way back as they came out second...