Serbia are set to ask Uefa for a replay of Tuesday’s Euro 2012 qualifier in Italy which was abandoned after crowd trouble in Genoa, according to Reuters.
Pre-match clashes in Genoa had already delayed the kick-off before the match was called off after only six minutes.
“We will meet with Uefa president Michel Platini on October 18 and ask for a replay,” said association president Tomislav Karadzic.
On Friday, Serbian police detained 16 fans on their return from Italy.
It followed the detention of 19 fans on Thursday while police in Italy made 17 arrests and 16 people were hospitalised after the clashes in Genoa. The injured included two policemen. (BBC Sport)
It is yet to be decided what will be the outcome of the abandoned match between Italy and Serbia but it seems a fair bet that the game will be handed to the Italians although it appears that Serbian FA is hopeful of a re-match that seems very unlikely indeed. In fact following the violence in Genoa a far worse punishment could be on the cards.