UEFA got Serbia fight ruling wrong, says Albania coach

Albania coach Gianni De Biasi said UEFA`s reaction to incidents at the Serbia-Albania Euro 2016 qualifier last month were not just severe but also wrong.

UEFA got Serbia fight ruling wrong, says Albania coach

Rennes, France: Albania coach Gianni De Biasi said UEFA`s reaction to incidents at the Serbia-Albania Euro 2016 qualifier last month were not just severe but also wrong.

UEFA declared the abandoned match a technical 3-0 victory for Serbia, docking Serbia the three points concerned and ordering them to play the next two home games behind closed doors.

The game was abandoned after mass fist-fighting broke out between rival players, with Serbia fans also joining the fray, after a drone bearing a pro-Albanian flag was flown low over the pitch.

"We suffered both physically and psychologically," De Biasi told a press conference ahead of Albania`s friendly with France on Friday.

"When I watched the replays on television I realised that people will have failed to grasp how serious the situation was for us," said Biasi, who feels Albania should have been awarded the win.

"We`re trying to forget what happened in Belgrade and instead want to look to the future."

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