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20th Jun 2024

Serbia threaten to pull out of Euro 2024

Harry Warner

This could be huge.

Serbia have threatened to pull out of Euro 2024 after complaints made towards fellow Balkan nations, Croatia and Albania.

The nation has claimed that fans from Croatia and Albania chanted “kill, kill, kill the Serb” in yesterday’s 2-2 draw between the two teams.

Serbia make up one of the four teams in England’s group C and could leave Gareth Southgate’s men in a predicament if the Serbians proceed with their threat.

Jovan Surbatovic, the General Secretary of the Football Association of Serbia, has submitted a request for UEFA to punish both Croatia and Albania for the alleged chants.

He has claimed that Serbia are ready to walk away from the tournament if no action is taken.

If that happens, it’ll have a dramatic effect on the remaining teams in Group C.

England won their first game in the competition, beating Serbia 1-0 on Sunday, while Slovenia and Denmark drew one all earlier that afternoon.

Serbia’s next game sees them play Slovenia at 2pm this afternoon.

Should they end up withdrawing from the Euros, it would see their final group stage game against Denmark fall through.

The Sun reports that according to UEFA laws, the Danes would be handed an automatic 3-0 win and Serbia would also land a huge fine.

It would heap more pressure on Gareth Southgate’s side to not just win their remaining two games, but to win them by higher scores.

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