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Oct 31, 2012

Soccer-Serbia to let UK deal with U-21 charges – source

BELGRADE, Oct 31 (Reuters) – Serbia will allow violent conduct charges against England Under-21 players Steven Caulker and Thomas Lees and assistant coach Steve Wigley to be dealt with by the British justice system, a source said on Wednesday.

The source, close to the public prosecutor’s office, spoke as the accused players were named for the first time since the mass brawl in the Euro 2013 qualifier on Oct. 16 in the central Serbian city of Krusevac.

Oct 26, 2012

Holders Olympiakos skating on thin ice

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Holders Olympiakos Piraeus are in danger of being eliminated in the preliminary group stage of the Euroleague after a 79-61 home defeat by Zalgiris Kaunas on Friday exposed a myriad of weaknesses.

Eight-times champions Real Madrid produced a fine performance to record an 83-75 victory at Fenerbahce while Panathinaikos Athens, winners of six Euroleague titles, eased to an 85-67 triumph at Slovenians Olimpija Ljubljana.

Oct 19, 2012

Weems downs Partizan as Sato is detained

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Former NBA forward Sonny Weems shone in CSKA Moscow’s 76-71 overtime win at Partizan Belgrade but his effervescence was overshadowed by a scandal which sent shockwaves through the Euroleague on Friday.

Fenerbahce Istanbul shooting guard Romain Sato was detained overnight by Slovenian police on charges of trying to enter the country with a forged passport and missed his team’s 81-75 win at Olimpija Ljubljana after he was released and sent home.

Oct 18, 2012

Analysis: Soccer – Serbia faces tough battle to eradicate intolerance

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Even a ban from international soccer may not prove enough to rid Serbia of its perennial problems with racism and hooliganism, such is the deep-rooted intolerance among fans.

England’s Danny Rose said he was racially abused by supporters in the Serbian city of Krusevac during Tuesday’s European Under-21 Championship qualifier, which ended in an on-pitch brawl after England won 2-0 on aggregate to reach next year’s finals.

Oct 17, 2012

Analysis: Serbia faces tough battle to eradicate intolerance

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Evan a ban from international soccer may not prove enough to rid Serbia of its perennial problems with racism and hooliganism, such is the deep-rooted intolerance among fans.

England’s Danny Rose said he was racially abused by supporters in the Serbian city of Krusevac during Tuesday’s European Under-21 Championship qualifier, which ended in an on-pitch brawl after England won 2-0 on aggregate to reach next year’s finals.

Oct 17, 2012

Soccer-Serbia faces tough battle to eradicate intolerance

BELGRADE, Oct 17 (Reuters) – Evan a ban from international soccer may not prove enough to rid Serbia of its perennial problems with racism and hooliganism, such is the deep-rooted intolerance among fans.

England’s Danny Rose said he was racially abused by supporters in the Serbian city of Krusevac during Tuesday’s European Under-21 Championship qualifier, which ended in an on-pitch brawl after England won 2-0 on aggregate to reach next year’s finals.

Oct 13, 2012

Olympiakos hand Nocioni sour Euroleague return

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Former Chicago Bulls forward Andres Nocioni got a rude awakening on his return to the Euroleague after eight seasons in the NBA when holders Olympiakos Piraues beat his Spanish side Caja Laboral 85-81 in the opening round of matches.

Nocioni, who joined the Bulls in 2004 after winning the Olympic gold medal with Argentina in the Athens Games, was guilty of an astonishing miss with the clock ticking in the final minute of a tense contest.

Oct 12, 2012

Soccer-Belgium’s Wilmots outwits disappointed Mihajlovic

BELGRADE, Oct 12 (Reuters) – Marc Wilmots got the better of Serbia counterpart Sinisa Mihajlovic in a battle of two former internationals emphatically won by the former Belgium forward whose team romped to a 3-0 World Cup qualifying win on Friday.

Serbia’s first competitive defeat on home soil since 2001, when they were beaten 1-0 at home by Russia, came after Wilmots readjusted his formation following early domination by the hosts.

Oct 12, 2012

Soccer-Solid Belgium engineer 3-0 win against Serbia

BELGRADE, Oct 12 (Reuters) – Cool finishing by striker Christian Benteke, midfielder Kevin de Bruyne and late substitute Kevin Mirallas gave Belgium a valuable 3-0 win at Serbia in an entertaining Group A World Cup qualifier on Friday.

The result left the Belgians joint top of the group with seven points from three games along with Croatia, who came from behind to win 2-1 at fellow former Yugoslavs Macedonia.

Oct 11, 2012

Mihajlovic asks hostile Serbia fans to stay home

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Serbia will be better off without home fans who intend to jeer their own team or Belgium’s national anthem during their World Cup qualifier on Friday, said the Balkan country’s coach Sinisa Mihajlovic.

The Serbians top Europe’s Group A with four points from two games alongside Belgium and Croatia and Mihajlovic stressed frenetic but well-behaved support was essential for his youthful team in their bid to reach the 2014 tournament in Brazil.

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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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