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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.

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Danny Rose describes Serbian racial abuse

Danny Rose seen in the first leg of England's U-21 playoff against Serbia at Carrow Road in Norwich. Credit: Chris Radburn/PA

England under-21 footballer Danny Rose described the racial abuse he suffered in Serbia:

"It started when we went out for the warm-up," he told Sky Sports News.

"They started the monkey chanting straight away. I asked the lads if they could hear it and they said they could hear it.

"In the first half I went down to get the ball for a throw-in and the fans started again with the monkey chants, but the first half was nowhere near as bad as the second half.

"In the second half I had two stones hit me on the head when I went to get the ball for a throw-in. Every time I touched the ball there was monkey chanting again.

"After 60 minutes my mind wasn't really on the game after that. I was just so angry and it was just so hard to concentrate.

"Then obviously we scored. After 90 minutes' worth of abuse I just expressed my emotions as soon as we scored.

"Then the next thing I know all the Serbia players have run over and were all surrounding me, pushing me and a brawl broke out."

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