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.