The Serbian team must complete the next European Championship qualifying game without an audience. UEFA has imposed a penalty on Monday for racist behavior in the September match against Portugal.

During the 2-4 match lost in Belgrade, part of the audience would have misbehaved against a number of players from Portugal. The penalty includes a probationary period of one year, in which the same sanction follows if the fans go wrong again.

The Serbian association also received a fine of 33,000 euros for other misconduct by the supporters. Fireworks were set off, among other things, and spectators entered the field.

UEFA's decision means that Serbia will take on Luxembourg on 14 November in the empty stadium of the Red Star Belgrade. The team of Ajax captain Dusan Tadic is third in group B and is behind Ukraine with Portugal for the second European Championship ticket.

UEFA recently also sued the Bulgarian League for the misconduct of a group of hooligans in the European Championship qualifying match with England (0-6 defeat). That race was stopped twice due to racism.

The game in Sofia already led, among other things, to the resignation of the national chairman and national coach of Bulgaria.


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