Strategy for fighting against violence at sporting events by end-May

Belgrade, 8 March 2013 – Prime Minister Ivica Dacic said today in a telephone conversation with UEFA President Michel Platini that the Serbian government will take strong measures to combat violence at sporting events.

Tanjug Dacic said that within the next ten days, a national team will be formed to coordinate actions aimed at solving this problem.

Platini expressed his satisfaction with the rapid response of the government of Serbia, and recalled that Serbia and Croatia received “yellow cards” and that if the problem of violence at football matches is not solved, there is a danger that the clubs and national teams be excluded from European competitions.

He said that an agreement was reached to adopt a national strategy for the fight against violence and hooliganism at sporting events by the end of May, and to permanently solve the problem within six months.

Also, it was agreed that the UEFA President visits Serbia in the following months.

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