Switzerland coach Hitzfeld charged by FIFA

Associated Press Modified: October 16, 2012 at 7:46 am •  Published: October 16, 2012

ZURICH (AP) — Switzerland coach Ottmar Hitzfeld has been charged by FIFA for using an obscene hand gesture during Friday's World Cup qualifier against Norway.

During the first half of the 1-1 draw, Hitzfeld was pictured raising his middle finger at Spanish referee David Fernandez.

The former Bayern Munich coach will still be able to lead Switzerland against Iceland on Tuesday.

Switzerland leads Group E by one point after conceding a late equalizer to Norway.

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