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Serbia threatens to withdraw from its national team

Serbia threatens to withdraw from its national team

The Serbian Federation summoned UEFA after anti-Serbian chants from Croatian and Albanian fans.

The Serbian Football Federation threatened to withdraw the national team from the European Championship. According to media reports, Croatian and Albanian fans demonstrated in the duel between the two countries on Wednesday (2:2) with chants calling, among other things, for the killing of Serbs. Jovan Sorbatovic, Secretary General of the Serbian Federation, called on UEFA to respond with strict sanctions. If not, “we will look at how to move forward.”

Secretary General of the League of Serbia, Surbatovic: “What happened is a scandal.”

“What happened is a scandal. We have to demand sanctions from UEFA, even if that means the tournament will not continue.” Serbia lost its opening match in Group C to England 0-1. The second match was scheduled for Thursday (today) against Slovenia.

Sorbatovich expressed his confidence that the European Continental Union would impose sanctions. After showing a nationalistic gesture, UEFA has already withdrawn the European Championships accreditation from Kosovar journalist Arlend Sidiko. The Serbian Federation had called for Siddiku to be punished because he formed the Albanian double-headed eagle with his hands during a live broadcast during the match against England.

Serbia was also fined 10,000 euros after provocative messages

Serbia was also fined 10,000 euros after fans showed provocative messages. English media also reported that monkey noises were said to have been made towards the English players during the group match against Serbia. Not one of the fans in question was arrested or ejected from the stadium in Gelsenkirchen, despite the presence of stewards and police. UEFA announced that it was investigating the alleged discriminatory behaviour. (APA/Reuters)

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