UEFA appeal follows FA criticism on racism

The English FA criticised UEFA for not sending a "strong enough message" on racism after the Serbia FA was fined 80,000 euros ($104,700) by UEFA and told it must stage its next Under-21 home match behind closed doors.

Its players and fans were found guilty of improper conduct over a brawl that followed Serbia's Under-21 match against England in October, amid accusations that some England players had suffered racial abuse.

UEFA has the right to appeal against decisions made by its own disciplinary committee and to ask for tougher sanctions if it considers they are too lenient.

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UEFA appeals against sanctions

UEFA has appealed against the sanctions that its own control and disciplinary body imposed on Serbia and England for incidents in an Under-21 match in October.