Previous
Brighton & Hove Albion
Newcastle United
1
0
FT
Game Details
Sheffield Wednesday
Sheffield United
2
4
FT
Game Details
Sampdoria
AC Milan
2
0
FT
Game Details
Internazionale
Genoa
1
0
FT
Game Details
Getafe
Villarreal
4
0
FT
Game Details
Real Sociedad
Valencia
1
1
LIVE 43'
Game Details
Bayer Leverkusen
Hamburg SV
3
0
FT
Game Details
Marseille
Toulouse
0
0
LIVE 25'
Game Details
Sporting Kansas City
LA Galaxy
2
1
LIVE 64'
Game Details
Atlanta United FC
Montreal Impact
9:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Portland Timbers
Orlando City SC
12:00 AM UTC Sep 25, 2017
Game Details
Next

Singapore's Hariss named in AFF Best XI

Singapore
Read
Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton & Hove Albion
Newcastle UnitedNewcastle United
1
0
FT
Game Details

Celtic hang on for another draw

South Africa
Read

UEFA urged to sanction Serbia

LONDON -- The British government has written to UEFA president Michel Platini demanding "tough sanctions" against Serbia following the racial abuse of England players during an under-21 match.

Abuse was hurled at the England players in Krusevac, Serbia, on Tuesday, with monkey chants heard in the stadium. England won the game 1-0.

Serbia coach Aleksandar Jankovic is reported to have denied the abuse and the subsequent need to apologize.

"Apologize for what? It takes two for a brawl," Jankovic is reported to have told the Serbian website B92. "We will analyze tomorrow what exactly happened but let's talk about football now. We may be disappointed with the outcome, but we definitely have nothing to be ashamed of."

Savo Milosevic, the former Aston Villa striker who is now with Serbian FA, made a personal apology to England boss Stuart Pearce last night after the under-21 game, the BBC reported Wednesday.

"I think there were one or two racist incidents that came on from the crowd and they have been reported to UEFA, I believe, by ourselves," Pearce said post-match. "It is in their hands now, they will have to deal with that."

British Sports Minister Hugh Robertson says "the scenes at the end of the game last night were disgraceful. I have written to UEFA president Michel Platini, in support of The FA, urging them to investigate immediately."

In a statement Robertson added that "racism in any form is unacceptable and must be stamped out. We would expect tough sanctions from UEFA on anyone found guilty of racist abuse."

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand made his pledge against racism in soccer via Twitter Wednesday: "The only way to start stopping racism and violence in stadiums is by giving BIG bans for countries/players...fines mean nothing...the bans to date have been tepid at best....token gestures...a marker has not been put down so the there is no real deterrent."

The English Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) joined the England Football Association (FA) in a call for UEFA sanctions.

"These were seemingly aimed at a number of England black players by the crowd," the statement reads. "The recent financial punishments handed down to both clubs and national football associations do not send a strong enough message that the football authorities are taking racism seriously. FIFA and UEFA need to get tough and deduct points or disqualify teams from competitions."

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.