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FA appeal Caulker, Ince bans

The Football Association have appealed against bans handed to England Under-21 players Tom Ince and Steven Caulker by UEFA.

Tottenham defender Caulker was banned for two games, while Blackpool winger Ince was given a one game suspension for their part in the on-field fracas following England’s Euro 2013 qualifier against Serbia in October.

However, these suspensions could yet be rescinded if the FA are successful in their appeal against the decision to ban the duo.

England defender Danny Rose was sent-off at the conclusion of the contest, after he kicked the ball away in frustration at being subjected to racial abuse from the Serbian crowd for much of the contest in Krusevac.

The Serbian FA have been fined 65,000 pounds, while their Under-21 side was ordered to play their next match behind closed doors as a result of what UEFA deemed the ‘improper conduct’ of their supporters.

A number of Serbian officials and players also received bans following the unsavoury end to the contest.

Tue 8 Jan, 2013
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