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FIFA is investigating the Serbian football team after players left an offensive message to Kosovo in their World Cup dressing room.

A picture circulated online shows a provocative flag hung between two lockers amid escalating tensions between the Balkan states.

The flag was draped across lockers belonging to Serbian players Milos Veljkovic and Andrija Zivkovic in their dressing room during the World Cup.

It features an outline map of Kosovo filled in with a the national flag of Russia-backed neighbour Serbia.

Over the top were the words “No Surrender.”

France star Lucas Hernandez reportedly considered retiring following his horrific World Cup injury – but his mum convinced him not to.

Bayern Munich star and World Cup 2018 winner Hernandez, 26, sustained an ACL injury in the early stages of the 4-1 win over Australia on Tuesday.

Hernandez’s injury was so bad that he considered quitting football, according to L’Equipe, via Get French Football News.

However, the defender was convinced by his mum to keep on playing.

All-time England top scorer Wayne Rooney has told manager Gareth Southgate to rest captain Harry Kane for their World Cup group clash with Wales.

Talking in his Times column, 53 England-goal Rooney said on resting Kane: “The other big change I would make for the Wales match would be to rest Harry Kane.

“Against the USA, he looked like he may have been suffering the effects of a heavy knock he took in the Iran game.

“It was from a tackle in the second half and in that match I felt that Gareth should have considered taking him off at half-time.

“England were leading 3-0, the game was already won and Harry is our most important player.

“When there are opportunities to protect him and help him stay fit, I believe Gareth should take them — and that is why I would keep Harry on the bench against Wales.”

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