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that was the craziest match in years!!
 

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Italy v Serbia Abandoned due to crowd trouble, WTF? :shock:

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2010/10/12/sports/soccer/AP-SOC-Serbia-Italy-Violence.html?_r=1&ref=sports

GENOA, Italy (AP) ? Serbia's European Championship qualifier at Italy was abandoned after seven minutes Tuesday night because visiting fans threw flares and fireworks onto the field, burned a flag and broke barriers in a protest of their own team that appeared to be premeditated.

Serbia fans also clashed with police earlier in the day and delayed the start of the match for 45 minutes. Then when the game at Stadio Luigi Ferraris finally began, more flares and fireworks were thrown onto the field, and referee Craig Thomson of Scotland stopped the match with the score 0-0.

Italy could be awarded a 3-0 forfeit victory by the Union of European Football Associations. UEFA spokesman Rob Faulkner told The Associated Press in a text message that when a match is abandoned for safety reasons, the usual procedure is to use the referee and match delegate's report to open a case before the governing body's control and disciplinary panel.

In 2007, the panel awarded Sweden a 3-0 win over Denmark in a similar case.

Tomislav Karadzic, president of Serbia's soccer federation, said the protest likely was organized in Belgrade.

"It's an attack on the state, and the state has to resolve this problem," he was quoted as saying by Serbian media.

Earlier in the day, Serbia's usual starting goalkeeper, Vladimir Stojkovic, was hit by a flare thrown toward the team bus and taken to a hospital, according to the ANSA news agency. Stojkovic upset some Red Star Belgrade fans by moving to the club's fierce rival, Partizan, during the offseason.

Stojkovic's replacement, Zeljko Brkic, was nearly hit by one of the flares thrown onto the field when the game started.

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli said he found Stojkovic trembling in the Azzurri locker room when the Italian team arrived at the stadium.

"We couldn't understand why. Then the interpreter explained it to us," Prandelli said. "He was threatened and feared for his safety. Right then and there we realized that the game was at risk. Every (Serb) player knew that their fans were organized to suspend the game."

Clashes continued outside the stadium after the match was called off, according to local reports.

"This isn't football; it's pure delinquency," Italy midfielder Angelo Palombo said, adding that Serbia captain Dejan Stankovic came into the Azzurri's changing room to apologize after the game was abandoned.

Italy security director Roberto Massucci was upset that the Serbian police didn't warn of the danger from the nation's supporters.

"Fans this dangerous shouldn't have arrived in Genoa," Massucci said. "Due to experience, we were prepared, but we never imagined such a high level of aggressiveness."

Italy goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano said it would have been impossible to play in the goal in front of the Serbia fans.

Serbia has faced increased criticism at home after losing 3-1 at home to Estonia on Friday. That match marked the debut of new coach Vladimir Petrovic, hired when Radomir Antic was fired following a 1-1 draw at home with Slovenia last month. The team has been in turmoil following its first-round elimination at the World Cup.

Before the scheduled kickoff, a few fans with ski masks that covered their faces except for their eyes climbed up onto a partition, took out tools and began cutting through a mesh fence. Glass partitions were broken. One fan with his head covered burned what appeared to be an Albanian flag.

Police dressed in riot gear confronted the fans and eventually the teams came back out. Serbia fans whistled and booed throughout their national anthem, but the game began.

At one point during the delay, Serbia players walked over to their fans.

"We didn't applaud. We calmed down the fans," Stankovic, a longtime Inter Milan player, told RAI.

The match was to be played in memory of four Italian soldiers killed in Afghanistan on Saturday. Several fan banners around the stadium paid tribute to the soldiers and Italy wore black armbands.

"It's a real big disappointment, because there were a lot of kids in the stadium with their families ready to watch a great game," Prandelli said.

Serbia's starting lineup include defender Neven Subotic, who spent part of his youth growing up in Salt Lake City and played for the United States Under-17 and Under-20 teams before switching nationalities.
 

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Thanks for that, unbelievable!

Just sayin?, at EPL games and all league grounds in the UK, fireworks and flares are banned.
There has been too much crowd trouble, fatal fires, crush deaths and general bloody mayhem in the past at football games, to allow that or glass bottles or smoking or anything.

Yeah, OK it?s a bit ?nanny state? but too many dead people for too stupid a reason, in times past.
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... and we're back! This month's fixtures:

25&26/03/2011
Austria v Belgium
Germany v Kazakhstan
Ireland v Macedonia
Andorra v Slovakia
Russia v Armenia
Slovenia v Italy
Serbia v Northern Ireland
Luxembourg v France
Bosnia v Romania
Albania v Belarus
Hungary v Netherlands
Georgia v Croatia
Israel v Latvia
Malta v Greece
Wales v England
Bulgaria v Switzerland
Cyprus v Iceland
Norway v Denmark
Spain v Czech Republic

29/03/2011
Turkey v Austria
Belgium v Azerbaijan
Northern Ireland v Slovenia
Estonia v Serbia
Romania v Luxembourg
Netherlands v Hungary
Sweden v Moldova
Czech Republic v Liechtenstein
Lithuania v Spain
 

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Norway won 1-1!! Sadly I didn't see the game today:( Didn't find a pub that wasn't overcrowded:/ But from what I heard on the radio we were shit, but got a goal in the 80th minute. Enough to piss of the danes and to keep norway 3 points ahead of them:D
 

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Albania 1-0 Belarus
Andorra 0-1 Slovakia
Armenia 0-0 Russia
Bosnia-Hercegovina 2-1 Romania

Bulgaria 0-0 Switzerland
Cyprus 0-0 Iceland
Georgia 1-0 Croatia
Germany 4-0 Kazakhstan

Israel 2-1 Latvia
Malta 0-1 Greece
Norway 1-1 Denmark
Rep of Ireland 2-1 FYR Macedonia

Wales 0-2 England

Friday, 25 March 2011

Austria 0-2 Belgium
Hungary 0-4 Netherlands
Luxembourg 0-2 France
Serbia 2-1 Northern Ireland

Slovenia 0-1 Italy
Spain 2-1 Czech Republic

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No major shocks in the wekend's results and all group table leaders also going pretty much to form. Maybe Russia should have done better but Norway are doing well in leading their tricky group, against Denmark and Portugal.

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Norway won 1-1!! Sadly I didn't see the game today:( Didn't find a pub that wasn't overcrowded:/ But from what I heard on the radio we were shit, but got a goal in the 80th minute. Enough to piss of the danes and to keep norway 3 points ahead of them:D

I somehow expected JA Riise to make it 2-1 in the overtime on a direct throw-in. He should be named John Arne Delap from now on.
 

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for once, we won!!!

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I thought Georgia beating Croatia was quite a shocker... Did us a favor too as they came here and lost after that.
 

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Oh dear, I completely forgot about Tuesday's results. Well, for record's sake:

Czech Republic 2 - 0 Liechtenstein
Sweden 2 - 1 Moldova
Israel 1 - 0 Georgia
Turkey 2 - 0 Austria
Romania 3 - 1 Luxembourg
Netherlands 5 - 3 Hungary
Estonia 1 - 1 Serbia
Lithuania 1 - 3 Spain
Belgium 4 - 1 Azerbaijan
Northern Ireland 0 - 0 Slovenia

In other news, Bosnia could be out of the running:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/12933096.stm
 

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Here's the list of matches to be played on 03, 04&07/06/2011, the last play dates of the season:

Kazakhstan - Azerbaijan
Liechtenstein - Lithuania
Faroe Islands - Slovenia
Romania - Bosnia-Herzegovina
Croatia - Georgia
San Marino - Finland
Moldova - Sweden
Austria - Germany
Belgium - Turkey
Italy - Estonia
Belarus - France

Russia - Armenia
England - Switzerland
Latvia - Israel
Slovakia - Andorra
Greece - Malta
Montenegro - Bulgaria
Iceland - Denmark
Macedonia FYR - Ireland
Portugal - Norway

Belarus - Luxembourg
Azerbaijan - Germany
Sweden - Finland
Bosnia-Herzegovina - Albania
San Marino - Hungary
Faroe Islands - Estonia

Bosnia-Herzegovina matches are still listed at the official Euro 2012 site, so that must mean they weren't banned as was speculated back in March.
 
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turkey is going down! :devil:





:lmao: i almost believed myself :lol:
 

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Friday, 3 June 2011
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Austria 1-2 Germany
Belarus 1-1 France
Belgium 1-1 Turkey
Croatia 2-1 Georgia

Faroe Islands 0-2 Slovenia
Italy 3-0 Estonia
Kazakhstan 2-1 Azerbaijan
Liechtenstein 2-0 Lithuania

Moldova 1-4 Sweden
Romania 3-0 Bosnia-Hercegovina
San Marino 0-1 Finland

International Match

Luxembourg 0-1 Hungary
South Korea 2-1 Serbia

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Bit of a crap result from France again, but tiny Liechtenstein won a game, yay! :lol:

Narf, did you blow the voovoozela when Austria scored as well? :p
 

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No, each smiley represents a goal.




Also, it's called UweSeeler, not vuvuzela (pronounced just the same).

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That looks like three UweSeelers to me, but you only scored twice.

Me confuffed? :?
 

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The first is an UweSeeler blow for the first German goal.

The second is a German-flag-faced smiley crying, that's the Austrian goal.

The third is the 90th minute goal and end of match celebration waving ze Flagge.
 
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