With the match heading for a 1-1 draw, Xherdan Shaqiri raced through on goal in the closing stages of the match and squeezed home a decisive victor, leaving the Swiss just one win away - against a fragile Costa Rica side - from the knock-out stages.
Serbia does not recognize Kosovo's independence and relations between the two countries remain tense, though Serbian players did not react to the eagle gestures.
"We are aware of what is in store for us", Matic said. "Of course we want to win".
However, after a six-month loan spell with Fulham, the striker hit insatiable form towards the tail end of the season - and just in time for the World Cup - as his goals helped the west London club clinch promotion to the Premier League.
The Brazilians were frustrated by Switzerland's physical approach and also filed a complaint about Steven Zuber's equaliser after he appeared to push Miranda before nodding home.
It is not a mistake current coach Mladen Krstajic intends to repeat and the Lazio man - who has reportedly attracted the interest of Real Madrid - was lively against Costa Rica. Compact and with a lot of experience. The Serbia and Switzerland clash promise to be an all European cracker.
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"Kolarov is also very good".
"What is important is that we have developed this winning mentality even when we are down", said Petkovic, whose side have lost only one of their last 24 games. "But we were well prepared and could recover in the team hotel".
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Switzerland fouled Neymar 10 times during Sunday's 1-1 stalemate - the most inflicted on a single player in a World Cup game since 1998 - and Petkovic said his side would not hold back against the Serbs.
Shaqiri's runs down the wings were a constant threat to Serbia's defense, while the Swiss midfield recovered after a shaky start to dominate in the same way it did against Brazil in their first match.
General view outside the Kaliningrad stadium one day before the match. - Steven Zuber has been involved in six goals in his last six global starts for Switzerland (four goals, two assists).
Serbia's Luka Milivojevic may be available despite picking up a minor knock in the win over Costa Rica.