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UEFA to open disciplinary cases against Serbia and Albania over Belgrade soccer violence

Serbia's Danko Lazovic reacts during the Euro 2016 Group I qualifying match between Serbia and Albania, at the Partizan stadium in Belgrade, Serbia, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. The 2016 European Championship qualifier between Serbia and Albania was abandoned on Tuesday after skirmishes broke out on the pitch involving players and fans over an Albanian flag that was flown above the stadium by a drone. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

LONDON (AP) — UEFA opened disciplinary cases on Wednesday against the Serbian and Albanian football associations over the fighting between players and fans that led to their European Championship qualifier in Belgrade being abandoned.

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A look at other abandoned international matches

This is a Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010 file photo of Serbia fans as they challenge Italian police prior to the start of a Group C, Euro 2012 qualifying soccer match between Italy and Serbia, at the Luigi Ferraris stadium in Genoa, Italy. The start of the Italy-Serbia European Championship qualifier has been delayed due to Serbia fans throwing flares onto the pitch and lighting fireworks. The match was later abandon due to crowd troubl.  (AP Photo/Carlo Baroncini, File)

The European Championship qualifier between Serbia and Albania that erupted into violence after a drone flew an Albanian nationalist banner into the stadium was just the latest international match to be abandoned because of fighting.

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