Uefa to appeal Serbia-England Under-21 punishments

The organisation has decided to appeal all sanctions imposed by the Control and Disciplinary Body relating to incidents during the Under-21 Euro 2013 play-off game
Uefa has announced it will appeal all sanctions imposed following the 2013 European Under-21 Championship play-off second-leg match between Serbia and England in October.

The organisation's disciplinary inspector has exercised the right to open investigations and lodge an appeal against the sanctions relating to the controversial game at the Mladost Stadium on October 16 which England won 1-0 thanks to a late Connor Wickham goal.

On 13 December, the Serbian U21 team were ordered to play their next game behind closed doors and the Football Association of Serbia [FSS] was fined €80,000 after racist behaviour from the home supporters towards England players.

Two Serbian coaches and two Serbian players were handed bans for altercations on the pitch as Danny Rose was sent off for reacting to the abuse as a melee ensued at the final whistle as England scored an injury-time winner, for which he received a one-match ban.

The organisation revealed the inspector now has until January 8 2013 to lodge the appeal, with the deadline also applying to the FSS and the Football Association should they wish to appeal.

The case will then be heard by the Appeals Body, which increased a fine handed under similar circumstances to the FSS after racist chanting from Serbian supporters in a match between the same sides in 2007.