Serbian Government Contacted By British Counterpart Over England Under-21 Charges

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The British government has contacted their Serbian counterparts after it was announced two England Under-21 players and a member of the coaching staff could potentially be charged for their part in the fracas which broke out after the countries' European Championship qualifier this month.

A Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokesperson said: "Serbian police have announced that they have submitted charges against two England players and an assistant coach to the public prosecutor following an incident at the England-Serbia Under-21 football match in Serbia. We are investigating the full details of these charges before considering our response.

"The British embassy in Belgrade is liaising with the Serbian authorities as a matter of urgency."

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Danny Rose reacts after he was subjected to monkey chants

On Tuesday, the Serbian Interior Ministry announced charges had been pressed against five Serbia players and an assistant coach, two England players and an assistant coach, as well as three fans.

The charges relate to "violent conduct at a public sports event", with the three fans' charge in relation to the use of fireworks."

England defender Danny Rose was subjected to monkey chants after England defeated Serbia 1-0 in Krusevac while a brawl broke out between players and staff of both sides.

Uefa has charged the football associations of both nations, with any punishments to be announced in late November.

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