UEFA decision on Italy-Serbia case

The UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body decided to award the abandoned UEFA EURO 2012 qualifier between Italy and Serbia as a 3-0 forfeit win to Italy among other decisions.

UEFA investigated the incidents that caused the abandonment of the Italy-Serbia EURO qualifier
UEFA investigated the incidents that caused the abandonment of the Italy-Serbia EURO qualifier ©Sportsfile

Following the abandonment of the UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying match between Italy and Serbia at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris in Genoa on 12 October, the UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body met today in Nyon, Switzerland, to evaluate the case. Both national associations involved in the match – the Football Association of Serbia and the Italian Football Federation – and the UEFA disciplinary inspector were represented at today's meeting.

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

The Football Association of Serbia (FSS) has been ordered to play its next two home matches behind closed doors. From this sanction, a one-match ban is deferred for a probationary period of two years.

The Control and Disciplinary Body has ordered the FSS to refrain from ordering tickets for Serbian supporters for all the away matches of the Serbian team during the remainder of the UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying competition. The association was also fined a total of €120,000.

The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) received a sanction of one match to be played behind closed doors. This sanction is deferred for a probationary period of two years. The association was fined €100,000.

Both associations have three days from the dispatch of the written decisions within which to lodge an appeal.