Disciplinary decision on Serbia-Albania match

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has announced that Albania have forfeited their qualifier in Belgrade 3-0 while Serbia are deducted three points.

General view of Partizan Stadium prior to the Serbian Super league match between FK Partizan and FK Crvena Zvezda
General view of Partizan Stadium prior to the Serbian Super league match between FK Partizan and FK Crvena Zvezda ©Getty Images

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) met yesterday and announced the following decision after various incidents that occurred during the European Qualifiers Group I match between Serbia and Albania, which was played in Belgrade on 14 October.

The CEDB has decided to declare the above-mentioned match as forfeited. As a consequence, the Football Association of Albania (FShF) is deemed to have lost the game 3-0. In addition, the FShF has been fined €100,000.

The CEDB has also decided to deduct the Football Association of Serbia (FSS) three points for the current UEFA European Championship qualifying competition. In addition, the FSS has been ordered to play its next two UEFA competition matches as host team behind closed doors. Finally, the association has been fined €100,000.

These decisions are open to appeal.