Fans are laughing at what happened to Xherdan Shaqiri before England v Switzerland

England versus Switzerland was always likely to be a relatively dull affair, not that most other friendlies are any different.

Gareth Southgate’s men appeared anything but eager to break their three-match losing streak and were particularly poor early on at the King Power Stadium.

The Swiss ended the first half with 65 per cent possession, while Xherdan Shaqiri should’ve opened the scoring after creating a one-on-one with Jack Butland seven minutes in.

The Liverpool star’s effort could only find the outside of the post, though, and it would prove to be a costly miss for the visitors.

England woke up in the second period for Marcus Rashford to tuck away the only goal of the game shortly after the interval.

Understandably concerned by the opening 45 minutes, Southgate was pleased with how the Three Lions worked together to compose themselves.

“The players certainly had a lot to say to each other when they first got into the dressing room,” he told BBC 5 Live after the game.

“It was important then that we solved a couple of the problems they were facing and kept things calm. A combination of the two meant we got a good response in the second half.”

Likewise, Danny Rose took pride in the bouncing back from what he feels could’ve been a humiliating result.

“We could have been two or three-nil down at half-time,” he said.

“It’s great we can all shout at each other and tell each other to improve like we did.

“In the end, we are over the moon to keep a clean sheet and get back to winning ways.

“We spoke at half-time and we weren’t happy with how we were playing, but we took control after the break and got the goal.”

Being a contest carrying by little excitement leading up to it, fans were forced to find their own sources of entertainment during the pre-game formalities.

A collection of Twitter users duly delivered, of course.

As the two nations lined up on the pitch to sing their respective national teams, supporters noticed something quite unfortunate happened to Shaqiri.

He was paired with two of the tallest mascots in the group, both of which actually stood above the diminutive winger.

While there’s nothing wrong with being short in stature, it does look pretty funny.

Check it out along with what fans had to say about it on Twitter.

Poor Xherdan.

His stocky build is definitely an asset to his playing style, so we doubt he’s too concerned about a couple of kids being taller than him.