BELGRADE Feb 24 Serbia will be thrown out of
the Euro 2012 qualifiers if the Balkan country's fans cause any
more crowd trouble, UEFA president Michel Platini has said.
Platini met Serbia president Boris Tadic on Thursday and
told him the national team and domestic clubs would be banned
from European competition if their supporters continued to cause
trouble, Tadic's press office said in a statement.
"Michel Platini told Serbia's president it was UEFA's
position that the Serbian national team and the country's clubs
would be expelled from all European competition if its hooligans
continued with their violent and criminal behaviour," it said.
Serbian fans rioted at a Euro 2012 qualifier away to Italy
last October, forcing the game to be abandoned after six minutes
when they threw flares at home supporters and police in Genoa.