Serbia and Montenegro will play their match indoors in an empty stadium as a result of Fan’s miss deeds.
According to Euronews,UEFA orders Serbia to play its last home qualifying game for the European Championship in an empty stadium.
European football’s governing body slapped a €90,000 fine on the Serbian Football Association, for the fans’ misconduct during a Euro 2024 qualifier against Montenegro on 17 October.
The decision means Serbia will play its Euro 2024 qualifying game without fans when it hosts Bulgaria on 19 November.
The Serbian FA immediately said it would appeal “using all legal means” against the sanction via a statement.
“We will ask for a postponement or mitigation of it, in order to create the best possible atmosphere at the newly built stadium in Leskovac and provide full support to our national team,” it said.
Serbia has been fined a total of €144,250 for crowd trouble in its last two matches.
Our last qualifying match vs Bulgaria will be played with no fans as UEFA has punished us for apparent racism during the match vs Montenegro last month.
I'm not sure what was chanted that was considered racist but this happens every game & it's just embarrassing at this point. pic.twitter.com/Kd6StsWNnL
— Serbian Football (@SerbianFooty) November 1, 2023
The Montenegro football federation also was punished with a charge of “racist behavior” from the neighboring countries’ game in Belgrade in October Serbia won 3-1.
Both federations also were punished for the same offenses after fans traded ethnic slurs when the teams met in Montenegro in March.
UEFA said fan numbers also were restricted when Serbia hosted Hungary in September.
The Serbian federation faced other charges including “failure to take action against black-market ticket sellers” and must pay fines totalling nearly €90,000.
The Montenegro federation must pay UEFA €20,000 and cannot sell tickets to fans for a qualifying game in Hungary on November 19.
The Serbia and Montenegro Sanction will help correct Fan’s attitude towards sport games, thereby maintaining sportsmanship as it should be.