Serbian FA charged after objects thrown at England's Euro 2024 match

The Serbian football association has been charged by UEFA after objects were allegedly thrown at England's Euro 2024 group stage match against Serbia.

Eight people were temporarily detained following a brawl between Serbia and England fans in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, ahead of Sunday's game, police said.

The charges include "transmitting a provocative message unfit for a sports event".

European football's governing body says its control, ethics and disciplinary body (CEDB) will decide on the matter in due course.

In addition, a UEFA ethics and disciplinary inspector will conduct an investigation regarding alleged discriminatory behaviour.

England won the Group D match 1-0.

Violence erupted before match

Before it got under way, riot police intervened outside a restaurant festooned with Serbian flags.

Video posted on social media showed men throwing chairs at each other.

Seven Serbia supporters and one England fan were detained after the brawl and missed the match, police spokesman Peter Both said.

One fan went to hospital with a head injury but discharged himself to watch the game, he added.

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'There was a clash and we are fine'

A group of England fans threw glasses and stones, a Serbian fan told the AP news agency.

"There was a clash and we are fine," said the man who identified himself as Vladimir from Belgrade.

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Street covered in broken glass

Reporters who arrived shortly afterwards found the street littered with broken glass.

After the game ended, the supporters' departure was "largely orderly and without incident", Gelsenkirchen police said.

Those detained were released during the night.

Police said they would be contacting UEFA to recommend they be barred from forthcoming matches.