Serbian Football Association suspend Under-21 players, coaches

Serbian FA suspend U21 players
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Serbian FA suspend two Under-21 players for a year for their involvement in a scuffle following an alleged incident of racial abuse from the crowd towards England Under-21 full-back Danny Rose.

The Serbian Football Association have announced that they have suspended two of their Under-21 players for a year for their part in a brawl following an alleged racial abuse incident targeted at England full-back Danny Rose last week.

Ognjen Mudrinski and Nikola Ninkovic will be unable to compete for their country for 12 months, while coaches Srdjan Maksimovic and Andreja Milutinovic have been banned for two years.

A statement said: "Having reviewed the television footage of the incidents, the FSS disciplinary committee decided to ban Ninkovic and Mudrinski from playing for Serbia at any level for a period of one year.

"Also, staff members Maksimovic and Milutinovic have been banned from their coaching duties at any level for Serbia for two years. All four have violated the FSS ethics and fair-play code."

The Euro 2013 qualifier, which ended 1-0 to England, was marred by alleged racial chants towards Rose, which caused the Tottenham Hotspur player to storm off the field on the final whistle.

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