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World Cup Soccer

Swiss coach Hitzfeld charged for obscene gesture

Zurich, Switzerland (Sports Network) - Switzerland manager Ottmar Hitzfeld was charged for making an obscene gesture by FIFA on Tuesday.

The 63-year-old Hitzfeld raised his middle finger and gestured toward referee David Fernandez during a UEFA World Cup qualifier against Norway on Friday.

Swiss coach since 2008, the former Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund manager will guide the national squad against Iceland on Tuesday. Hitzfeld has 10 days to respond to the charge.

Norway scored a late goal Friday to tie Switzerland, 1-1. The Swiss still lead Group E by one point over Iceland.

10/16 12:01:09 ET

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