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UEFA open disciplinary proceedings against Montenegro over racist chants

Danny Rose and Montenegro’s Adam Marusic battle for the ball in Podgorica (Nick Potts/PA)
Danny Rose and Montenegro’s Adam Marusic battle for the ball in Podgorica (Nick Potts/PA)

UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Montenegro, including a charge of racist behaviour, following Monday's Euro 2020 qualifier against England, the European governing body has announced.

Several England players - including Raheem Sterling, Danny Rose and Callum Hudson-Odoi - were the target of racist abuse during the match.

Montenegro also face charges relating to crowd disturbances, the throwing of objects, setting off of fireworks and the blocking of stairways at the Gradski Stadion, UEFA has announced in a statement.

UEFA said the case would be heard by its Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on May 16, prior to the next round of qualifying fixtures in June.

Montenegro's next match will also be at home when they face Kosovo on June 7.

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