Convicted Serbian fans deported from Italy

Police say a Serbian fan convicted for instigating a riot at a
European Championship qualifier in Italy in October has been
deported from Genoa.

Ivan Bogdanov, sentenced by an Italian court to three years and
three months in jail, and another Serb fan leader were on Tuesday
immediately sent to a Serbian prison amid fears that they could
repeat the offense.

UEFA awarded Italy a 3-0 win over Serbia after the Oct. 12 match
which was stopped in the seventh minute with the score 0-0 because
of fan riots.

Wearing a black mask, 29-year-old Bogdanov climbed onto a
barrier separating fans from the field, used a wire cutter to slice
apart a mesh fence, and launched fireworks onto the field as he
encouraged other Serbian fans to do the same.