Saturday, October 25, 2014


Serbia

Serbia Gets Win, No UEFA Points For 'Drone' Match

A UEFA qualifying match for the Euro 2016 football tournament was suspended on October 14 after fighting broke out between players, team officials, and fans at Partizan stadium in Belgrade. Tensions were high before the match, which marked the Albanian squad's first trip to Belgrade since the 1960s and Serbian nerves still raw over the sovereignty of Kosovo, the majority ethnic Albanian region of the former Yugoslavia that declared independence from Serbia in 2008. No Albanian fans were allowed to attend the match, in an effort to ensure safety. The sports European governing body said it would investigate, and the incident could lead to serious repercussions.

October 24, 2014
UEFA has awarded Serbia a 3-0 win by forfeit over Albania after the two countries' Euro 2016 qualification match in Belgrade last week was abandoned due to violence. More

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