Serbia warned of points penalty
Serbia have been warned they could be docked points for further crowd trouble in their remaining qualifiers.
Last Updated: 08/10/09 12:28pm
Serbia have been warned they could be docked points if there is further crowd trouble in their remaining World Cup qualifiers.
Fifa have already fined the White Eagles £26,700 for incidents in their matches against France, Austria and Romania, and now they have threatened to dock points from their qualification tally.
Any further problems against Romania on Saturday or Lithuania four days later could have serious consequences and could hamper Serbia's chances of qualifying for South Africa next year.
"The Fifa disciplinary commission reminds the Serbian football federation that the recurrence of such incidents could lead to drastically more serious sanctions," read a letter from Fifa on the Serbian federation's website.
"And that includes the subtraction of points in the current qualifiers."
Serbia are currently top of Group Seven, four points clear of France, and any deduction could see them miss out on a World Cup spot.