Serbia received tougher sanctions than Albania when UEFA punished the Balkan rivals on Friday for the on-field violence sparked by a banner being flown by a drone over the stadium.
The European Championship qualifier in Belgrade was abandoned last week after an Albanian nationalist banner was flown in by a remote-controlled device, sparking fighting among players and fans.
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Although the source of the banner remains unclear, UEFA ruled that Albania forfeited the Oct. 14 match because its players refused...
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Providing he avoids injury, Rooney will become the ninth player in history to win 100 England caps next month when he leads the Three Lions out against Slovenia at Wembley. Given that he is just 28 years old, Rooney looks almost certain to then go on and surpass Peter Shilton's all-time 125-cap record by the time he retires.
After Rooney hangs up his boots, Hodgson is convinced the striker would be a successful...
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The veteran Italian coach, who led England at the 2010 World Cup and then took over Russia two years later, has not been paid since June.
And since that time, the national team have won only one of six competitive matches.
Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko, who played a crucial role in attracting Capello in 2012, seems to think the team's struggles and the coach's missing pay cheques...