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Italy-Serbia match abandoned due to crowd trouble

The UEFA EURO 2012 Group C qualifying match between Italy and Serbia in Genoa was abandoned after six minutes following crowd disturbances at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris.

The Stadio Luigi Ferraris in Genoa
The Stadio Luigi Ferraris in Genoa ©Getty Images

The UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying match between Italy and Serbia in Genoa was abandoned due to crowd trouble.

Only six minutes of play were possible at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris, the kick-off of which had been delayed by 35 minutes due to crowd disturbances.

It was subsequently decided to abandon the match in order to ensure the safety and security of all parties involved due to the disturbances and flares thrown by the Serbian fans.

The UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body decided to award the match as a 3-0 forfeit win to Italy.