Is the award of a 3-0 win a suitable punishment?

On Friday, UEFA announced the punishments for the abandonment of the Italy-Serbia European Championship Qualifier. As expected, Serbia did not get off lightly. The Football Association of Serbia (FSS) were fined €120,000, ordered to play a home qualifier behind closed...
2010 World Cup Australia 2-1 Serbia

2010 World Cup Australia 2-1 Serbia

On a day when England had played and won and qualified for the knockout stages of the World Cup, by the time the second set of games was ready to kick-off the day’s sports events were being overshadowed – or at least challenged for prominence – by an...
World Cup 2010: Germany 0-1 Serbia

World Cup 2010: Germany 0-1 Serbia

The German side who sparked this World Cup into life with their 4-0 win over Australia, a German side so effortlessly impressive that they brought all the very best paranoid and stereotypical utterances about “Ze Germans” out of the normally *cough* very...
World Cup 2010: Serbia 0-1 Ghana

World Cup 2010: Serbia 0-1 Ghana

Why are all the matches in the tournament that I have to cover for Twohundredpercent on ITV?  It’s not that the BBC coverage appears to be any better – indeed, it appears that yesterday’s Match of the Day highlights package neglected to show any...
My Favourite Former Country: Yugoslavia

My Favourite Former Country: Yugoslavia

In the second of his pieces for us, William Abbs ponders whether having a second team at international level is a worthwhile endeavour. When Fulham’s improbable run to the Europa League final had writers in The Times and The Guardian trumpeting Roy Hodgson’s charges...