The FA's former executive director, David Davies, urged the UK government to take action over the Under-21 football row in Serbia:
There are conversations that need to be had, clearly as a matter of urgency, between the government through the Foreign Office and the FA.
On the football side with Uefa, there is also the issue of what influence does this have on the disciplinary proceedings with Uefa."
Germany, Holland and Spain, for example, are all close allies in Europe.
Their teams can just as easily be drawn to play in Serbia. This is not just an English issue.
The Football Association and the Ferdinand brothers led a wave of angry reaction tonight to UEFA's fine for Serbia.
There can little doubt over whether Serbia should and will be punished; but it is the level of punishment from UEFA that is important.
UEFA has announced it is to instigate proceedings against England and Serbia following the side's U21's match on Tuesday night.