Serbia punished for breaking UEFA rules in Euro 2024 match vs England

Serbia players applaud fans after Euro 2024 defeat to England
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UEFA have fined the Serbian Football Association €14,500 (£12,200) following two rule breaches during their Euro 2024 defeat against England on Sunday. Serbia lost 1-0 to the Three Lions in the Group C opener, courtesy of Jude Bellingham's opening half header.

Within a day, UEFA had initiated disciplinary proceedings following objects thrown by fans and the transmission of provocative messages 'unfit for a sports event.' UEFA declared on Monday: "Disciplinary proceedings have been instigated in accordance with Article 55 of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR) following the UEFA European Championship group stage match between Serbia and England (0-1) played on June 16, 2024, in Gelsenkirchen, Germany."

The statement added: "Charges against Football Association of Serbia (FSS): Throwing of objects, Art. 16(2)(b) DR, Transmitting a provocative message unfit for a sports event, Art. 16(2)(e) DR."

It continued: "The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) will decide on the matter in due course. Furthermore, an UEFA Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector will conduct a disciplinary investigation regarding alleged discriminatory behaviour," reports the Mirror.

It was confirmed by Wednesday night that the Serbian Football Association had received a €4,500 (£3,700) fine for 'throwing of objects' while an additional penalty of €10,000 (£8,400) was imposed for 'transmitting a provocative message not fit for a sports event.'

Albania were hit with fines following their clash with Italy, which ended in a 2-1 defeat. The match saw Albanian supporters ignite a large pyrotechnic display after Nedim Bejrami scored an early goal, giving Albania a surprising lead.

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This incident, among others, resulted in financial penalties. The Albanian Football Association was ordered to pay a total of €37,375 (£31,500) in fines, including a specific €10,000 penalty for the 'Lighting of fireworks.' Additional fines included €12,375 (£10,400) for the 'throwing of objects,' €5,000 (£4,200) due to a 'pitch invasion' by fans, and another €10,000 for 'transmitting provocative messages not fit for a sports event.'