Ince ban remains at one game while Caulker's suspension is overturned
At a UEFA hearing in Nyon, Switzerland on Friday, The FA were informed of the outcome of their appeal in relation to sanctions issued following last October’s Serbia v England Under-21 fixture
The UEFA appeals body has partly upheld The FA’s application in that the two-match suspension for Steven Caulker
has been overturned.
Caulker has received a warning in respect of his future conduct and ordered to undertake one full day of community football service as instructed by UEFA.
However, Tom Ince
will remain suspended for a period of one match – against Italy at the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship Finals
in Israel this summer.
The UEFA appeals body confirmed there would be no fine for The FA.
Both players were present at the hearing, along with England Under-21 Coach Stuart Pearce, as they gave evidence in relation to the fixture where there were instances of racist abuse and violent conduct at the final whistle.
Pearce said: “We respect UEFA’s decision and we will now move on and focus on the Finals tournament in the summer.
"We welcome the ruling to overturn Steven Caulker’s suspension and choose to accept the verdict with regards to Tom Ince.
"Both players should be proud of the way they represented themselves at UEFA.”
UEFA also confirmed the following sanctions against the Serbian FA in relation to the same fixture.
Serbia have been ordered to play their next two competitive home Under-21 matches behind closed doors, increased from the original one match. Their fine of £65,000 [80,000 euros] remains the same.
Serbian player Nikola Ninkovic has had his two-match ban increased to three, whilst coach Andreja Milunovic will serve a two-year suspension from all football-related activities.