UEFA charges Football Associations of England and Serbia
UEFA has charged the Football Associations of England and Serbia in the wake of yesterday’s (16 October) Euro 2013 under-21s qualifying match.
The Serbian FA has been charged with alleged racist chanting by fans and both associations over the behaviour of players at the end of the game.
Violent scenes erupted shortly after Connor Wickham scored in the 90th minute to give England a 1-0 win. The cases will be discussed at the next ordinary hearing of the UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body on 22 November.
A UEFA statement read: “UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against both the Football Association of Serbia (FSS) and England’s Football Association (FA) following a number of incidents during and after England’s 1-0 win over Serbia in the 2013 UEFA European under-21s Championship play-off second leg at the Mladost stadium in Krusevac on Tuesday 16 October 2012.
“Regarding alleged racist chanting, UEFA will instigate proceedings against the FSS over the misconduct of their supporters during and at the end of the match. Proceedings will also be instigated against the FSS for the improper conduct of the Serbia players at the end of the match.
“UEFA will also commence proceedings against The FA for the improper conduct of the England players at the end of the match.”
From BBC Sport