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Serbia Race Row: England U21 Players Charged
Serbian police have charged 12 people, including two unidentified England players, over a pitch brawl after an under-21 football match marred by racial abuse.
Police in the town of Krusevac, where the game was played on October 16, said those charged "committed an act of violence during a sports event".
They said five Serbia and two England players were charged, in addition to assistant coaches from both teams.
Their names were not given.
Serbia fans were also charged for igniting flares during the match.
Players and officials from both teams clashed on the pitch following the final whistle, amid accusations of racist abuse from the stands towards England defender Danny Rose.
The FA said it had not received any formal notification of any charges filed by the Serbian authorities.
"We have not been made aware of any of the names of individuals connected with these charges and we therefore await further details and formal communication on these matters," it said in a statement.
Uefa has charged both countries' football associations for the brawl, and promised tough action against Serbia for the racial abuse.
The governing body will consider the charges on November 22.
The Serbian football association banned players Ognjen Mudrinski and Nikola Ninkovic for a year following the brawl.
England won the match 1-0, scoring with the last kick of the game.
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what do you think?
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Well looks like the Serbian FA has at least tried. A year ban is a good start. But I want to see action from UEFA. Games played behind closed doors at the very least and a points deduction preferably from their next qualifying group
Time for new economic sanctions on Serbia, restart NATO action if there is a repeat.
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typical eufa decision ................ blame the innocent ............ especially if they are british !!