- Associated Press - Thursday, September 22, 2016

NYON, Switzerland (AP) - UEFA has charged Scotland’s football federation for “refusal to play” a women’s Under-19 European Championship qualifying match amid conflicting reports that players were sick or hung over.

UEFA says its disciplinary panel will judge the case next Wednesday.

The Scottish team cited an illness for not playing against Serbia on Monday in Albania in a match that would decide the Group 4 winner.

Scotland’s federation cited “acute gastroenteritis that affected nine players from the squad and eight members of the backroom staff.”

Serbian media reportedly claimed that players were affected by drinking to celebrate a win against Albania, which Scotland beat 11-0 five days earlier.

Competition rules say a team refusing to play “loses all rights to payments from UEFA.”

UEFA could award Serbia a 3-0 win by forfeit.


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