The Serbian Football Association’s 80 000 euro fine for incidents in an Under-21 match against England could be increased after UEFA appealed the sanctions that its own disciplinary body imposed on both teams.
UEFA appealed the decision after it considered its previous punishment too lenient. The sanctions came after the European Under-21 championship playoff in October.
England fullback Danny Rose complained he was racially abused by the home supporters throughout the game which England won one nil.
Scuffles between players and officials broke out immediately after the final whistle prompting UEFA to take action. Four Serbia players were banned for up to four games – two England players were suspended for up to two games while two Serbia coaches were banned for two years for their part in the fight.