Steven Caulker & Tom Lees named as England U21 players facing charges in Serbia
Steven Caulker and Tom Lees have been named in reports as the England Under-21 players facing charges by Serbian police.
Last Updated: 01/11/12 7:47am
Both clubs have responded by saying neither they nor the players have received any formal notification of this and the Football Association are also awaiting further details.
The British Government have confirmed that Serbian police have submitted charges to their country's public prosecutor against two English players and a coach following the stormy Euro 2013 qualifier in Krusevac on October 16.
Neither player has been officially named and nor has a member of the England backroom staff.
The Government are now seeking clarity of the charges and their ramifications and awaiting the verdict of the public prosecutor before determining how to proceed.
Players and officials from both England and Serbia's teams were caught up in violent scuffles after the match, which was also marred by allegations of racist chanting towards England players.
Caulker, 20, played for Spurs in the Capital One Cup against Norwich on Wednesday unaware he was one of the two players named in reports.
A statement from Spurs read: "The club has been in contact with the FA amid reports that our defender Steven Caulker has been charged by Serbian police in relation to alleged incidents during a recent Under-21 international in Krusevac.
"At this time, neither the FA, the player nor the club have received any formal notification of a charge."
Leeds issued a similar statement concerning 21-year-old Lees: "We are investigating the full details of these charges before considering our response."
UEFA has already launched its own disciplinary proceedings with a disciplinary body set to meet on November 22 to deal with this case.