UEFA statement on Italy-Serbia incidents

A full investigation and independent disciplinary proceedings will take place following the abandonment of the UEFA EURO 2012 qualifier between Italy and Serbia in Genoa on Tuesday.

Full investigation and independent disciplinary proceedings to take place
Full investigation and independent disciplinary proceedings to take place ©Sportsfile

Following the abandonment of yesterday's UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying match between Italy and Serbia at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris in Genoa after only six minutes of play, UEFA has confirmed today that it has immediately opened a full and thorough disciplinary investigation into the incidents of serious disorder witnessed at the match and the circumstances surrounding it.

Once the full dossier is completed, with the assistance of both the referee and delegate reports, the matter will be put before the independent UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body for further review and possible sanctions.

The sanctions that are available to the Control and Disciplinary Body can be found in the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations, edition 2008, Article 14, and range from a reprimand or fine, up to a stadium closure or "disqualification from competitions in progress and/or exclusion from future competitions".

The proposed date for the meeting of the Control and Disciplinary Body to hear this case is Thursday 28 October.