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FIFA Bans Fans at Serbia-Montenegro Match


Football's world governing body FIFA has told Serbia and Montenegro it must play its next home match in an empty stadium because of crowd disturbances in last month's World Cup qualifier against Bosnia-Herzegovina.

FIFA also fined Serbia and Montenegro's football association $27,000 and Bosnia-Herzegovina's $31,000 for the disturbances at the October 12 match in Belgrade. The home team beat its Balkan rival 1-0 to qualify for the World Cup.

Despite tight security at Belgrade's 55,000-seat stadium, there were clashes between rival fans. At least 19 people were injured, including 17 fans and two police officers.

Croatia was also fined $31,000 for the conduct of its fans during its October 12th World Cup qualifying match in Budapest against Hungary.

FIFA said the fines to all three nations can be appealed.

Some information for this report provided by AP.

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