UEFA postpones Serbia racism hearing

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NYON, Switzerland (AP) -- UEFA has postponed a hearing into allegations that Serbian fans racially abused England players during an Under-21 European Championship qualifier last month.

UEFA says its disciplinary panel decided Thursday that it needed more time "to allow for further investigations."

The case will be heard on Dec. 13.

The British government has urged UEFA to take strong sanctions against the Serbian football association.

UEFA charged the Serbian FA with misconduct over racial abuse allegedly directed at black England players during the Oct. 16 match in Krusevac.

UEFA also charged Serbia and England with "improper conduct" after scuffles involving players and coaches broke out at the end of the match.

England won 1-0 to qualify for the championship in Israel next June.