UEFA awards Italy 3-0 win over Serbia for violence
The Italian Football Federation says UEFA has awarded it a 3-0
win over Serbia after rioting fans forced their European
Championship qualifier to be abandoned.
UEFA also ordered Serbia to play one home qualifier behind
closed doors, which could be increased to two games if there is
more crowd trouble again over the next two years.
Italy will also be ordered to play a game in an empty stadium if
trouble is repeated.
The Italian federation was charged because its security
operation failed to stop Serbian fans entering the stadium in Genoa
with an arsenal of fireworks and flares.
Italy now leads qualifying Group C with 10 points from four
games. Serbia is fifth in the six-nation group with four
Both federations were also fined.