Steven Caulker has been banned for two matches and Thomas Ince for one for their behaviour at the end of England Under-21’s European Championship qualifier against Serbia.

UEFA also ordered Serbia to play their next under-21 international behind closed doors following racist chanting and violent scenes during the match in Krusevac in October.

The control and disciplinary body banned six players for varying terms, including English duo Ince and Caulker, and two Serbian coaches after ugly scenes marred the end of the European Championship play-off.

The FA had reported the racist abuse to UEFA plus a number of other incidents. Full-back Danny Rose, who was dismissed after the final whistle for kicking the ball away in anger, complained he had been particularly targeted.

Rose claimed he was subjected to monkey chants throughout the match and as he left the pitch.

General secretary Alex Horne said afterwards that the FA would have to consider whether England should play in Serbia in the future.

Source: Daily Mail


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