LAUSANNE: Tottenham’s Steven Caulker saw his two-match ban lifted by UEFA Friday in the latest twist to the ugly scenes that marred October’s under-21 European Championship play-off between Serbia and England.
The fixture was overshadowed by monkey chants directed at England’s black players, while scuffles broke out between opposing players and coaches following the final whistle in a match won 1-0 by England in Krusevac.
Caulker’s ban was rescinded with the Spurs defender escaping with a warning, but Tom Ince had his one-match suspension upheld.
Serbia midfielder Nikola Ninkovic saw his ban increased from two to three games, while national team fitness coach
Andreja Milutinovic remained suspended from all football-related activities for two years.
UEFA also ordered the Serbian U21 side to play its next two home matches behind closed doors. – AFP
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