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Oct 18, 2014

Soccer-Partizan win feisty Belgrade derby

BELGRADE, Oct 18 (Reuters) – The Serbian derby between bitter Belgrade rivals Partizan and Red Star produced more fireworks on the terraces as fans lit flares four days after a Euro 2016 qualifier was abandoned at the same venue.

Play was twice held up for billowing smoke to clear at Partizan’s end after their fans set off the pyrotechnics in response to identical action by Red Star supporters shortly before kickoff.

Oct 17, 2014

Partizan plead for derby calm after Euro qualifying chaos

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Only a trouble-free Belgrade derby can convince Europe that Serbian football fans are able to behave in a civilised manner, Partizan said ahead of Saturday’s home clash with bitter city foes Red Star.

The fixture, which has a history of crowd trouble, comes after Tuesday’s Euro 2016 qualifier between Serbia and Albania was abandoned at the same venue when a drone stunt sparked a brawl between players and a pitch invasion by the home fans.

Oct 17, 2014

Soccer-Partizan plead for derby calm after Euro qualifying chaos

BELGRADE, Oct 17 (Reuters) – Only a trouble-free Belgrade derby can convince Europe that Serbian soccer fans are able to behave in a civilised manner, Partizan said ahead of Saturday’s home clash with bitter city foes Red Star.

The fixture, which has a history of crowd trouble, comes after Tuesday’s Euro 2016 qualifier between Serbia and Albania was abandoned at the same venue when a drone stunt sparked a brawl between players and a pitch invasion by the home fans.

Oct 15, 2014

Serbia FA blames Albanians for Euro qualifier abandonment

BELGRADE (Reuters) – The Serbian FA (FSS) blamed their Albanian rivals for incidents which forced Tuesday’s Euro 2016 qualifier to be abandoned but will press for several dozen home fans who invaded the pitch to be charged, the governing body said.

The politically-sensitive Group I match was halted in the first half when a flag of so-called Greater Albania attached to a remote-controlled drone hovered over Partizan Belgrade’s stadium before being grabbed by Serbia defender Stefan Mitrovic.

Oct 15, 2014

Soccer-Serbia FA blames Albanians for Euro qualifier abandonment

BELGRADE, Oct 15 (Reuters) – The Serbian FA (FSS) blamed their Albanian rivals for incidents which forced Tuesday’s Euro 2016 qualifier to be abandoned but will press for several dozen home fans who invaded the pitch to be charged, the governing body said.

The politically-sensitive Group I match was halted in the first half when a flag of so-called Greater Albania attached to a remote-controlled drone hovered over Partizan Belgrade’s stadium before being grabbed by Serbia defender Stefan Mitrovic.

Oct 14, 2014

Serbia-Albania match abandoned following drone stunt, brawl

BELGRADE (Reuters) – The politically-sensitive Euro 2016 qualifier between Serbia and Albania was abandoned on Tuesday following a brawl between players from both sides after a flag stunt.

The Group I game, with no away fans permitted, was interrupted when a flag depicting so-called Greater Albania, an area covering all parts of the Balkans where ethnic Albanians live, was flown over the terraces and pitch by what appeared to be a remote controlled mini drone near the end of the first half.

Oct 14, 2014

Serbia-Albania match abandoned following player brawl

BELGRADE (Reuters) – The politically-sensitive Euro 2016 qualifier between Serbia and Albania was abandoned on Tuesday following a brawl between players from both sides after a flag stunt.

The Group I game, with no away fans permitted, was interrupted when a flag depicting so-called Greater Albania, an area covering all parts of the Balkans where ethnic Albanians live, was flown over the terraces and pitch by what appeared to be a remote controlled mini drone near the end of the first half.

Oct 14, 2014

Soccer-Serbia’s qualifier with Albania abandoned after brawl

BELGRADE, Oct 14 (Reuters) – The politically-sensitive Euro 2016 qualifier between Serbia and Albania was abandoned on Tuesday following a brawl between players from both sides.

The Group I game was interrupted when a flag depicting so-called Greater Albania, an area covering all parts of the Balkans where ethnic Albanians live, was flown over the terraces and pitch by what appeared to be a remote controlled mini drone near the end of the first half.

Oct 13, 2014

New-look Maccabi primed for Euroleague title defence

BELGRADE (Reuters) – With coach David Blatt taking over at NBA title contenders Cleveland Cavaliers, European club champions Maccabi Tel Aviv start their defence with a team missing some of last season’s key players.

Having lost to the Cavaliers and the Brooklyn Nets in pre-season friendlies, Blatt’s successor Guy Goodes knows he faces a tough task to emulate last term’s success although Thursday’s opener at home to French side Limoges should be a straightforward task.

Oct 13, 2014

Basketball-New-look Maccabi primed for Euroleague title defense

BELGRADE (Reuters) – With coach David Blatt taking over at NBA title contenders Cleveland Cavaliers, European club champions Maccabi Tel Aviv start their defense with a team missing some of last season’s key players.

Having lost to the Cavaliers and the Brooklyn Nets in pre-season friendlies, Blatt’s successor Guy Goodes knows he faces a tough task to emulate last term’s success although Thursday’s opener at home to French side Limoges should be a straightforward task.

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      "I've been a sports reporter since 1996, having started in the news business as a Serbian-English translator in 1990. I am based in my hometown Belgrade, Serbia and my current job involves covering various top-level sports events at home and abroad."
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