UEFA postpones hearing on U21 match between Serbia and England until December

Trouble escalated between the players in Serbia

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UEFA has postponed the hearing on the U21 match between Serbia and England until December to allow for "further investigations".

Serbia have been charged with racist chanting and both the Serbian and England FAs face charges over behaviour of players at the play-off last month.

Trouble erupted in Krusevac after Stuart Pearce's U21 side secured a 2-0 aggregate win over Serbia to qualify for next year's European U21 Championships in Israel.

European football's governing body's control and disciplinary body were set to discuss the case on Thursday.

Time to act

A UEFA statement read: "The control and disciplinary body decided to postpone the U21 Serbia-England disciplinary case until its next meeting scheduled on 13 December to allow for further investigations."

The Serbian FA (FSS) has already banned two of their players, Nikola Ninkovic and Ognjen Mudrinski, from playing for their country for a year. Coaches Srdjan Maksimovic and Andreja Milutinovic were handed two-year suspensions.

England players Steven Caulker and Tom Lees, and assistant coach Steve Wigley were part of the 11 people handed criminal charges by Serbian police.

The Football Association has provided its full backing to its players and staff.

Sunderland and England 21 defender Danny Rose, who was subjected to monkey chants throughout the game which started in the warm-up, told Sky Sports: "I had two stones hit me in the head when I went for a throw-in."

Players' union chairman Clarke Carlisle has called for Serbia to be banned from international competition if the charge of racist chanting against them is upheld.

Prime Minister David Cameron has demanded UEFA impose "tough sanctions" on racism, while sports minister Hugh Robertson has written to UEFA president Michel Platini concerning the "extreme provocation and racism".