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Serbia and Albania await Uefa punishment over violence-marred Euro2016 qualifier


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Serbia and Albania await Uefa punishment over violence-marred Euro2016 qualifier

European football’s governing body Uefa on Thursday began a closed-door disciplinary hearing over the violence which halted last week’s Euro 2016 qualifier between Serbia and Albania in Belgrade.

A drone that flew over the pitch bearing an Albanian nationalist flag over the pitch during the game soon caused chaos.

After a Serbian player dragged the flag – and the drone – to the ground a mass tussle broke out including players from both sides as well and home fans and officials.

The game was later abandoned.

Uefa’s nine-member disciplinary panel is expected to hand down punishments on Friday with sanctions ranging from fines to a tournament expulsion.

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