UEFA orders Montenegro to play game without fans over racism

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UEFA orders Montenegro to play game without fans over racism

UEFA orders Montenegro to play its next home game behind closed doors after England players were racially abused in a European Championship qualifier last month

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LONDON (AP) — Montenegro will have to play its next home game behind closed doors after England players were racially abused in a European Championship qualifier last month.

As well as ordering Montenegro to play without fans at the June 7 game against Kosovo, the country’s soccer federation was fined 20,000 euros ($22,000) on Friday.

England players Raheem Sterling, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Danny Rose called for tough sanctions after they were racially abused in the Euro 2020 qualifier in Podgorica.

Rose said after the incidents that he “had enough” of racism in stadiums and “can’t wait to see the back” of his playing career.

“We hope that their next home match being…

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