TIRANA, Albania (AP) -- The Albanian football federation is accusing UEFA of double standards over its decision to award Serbia a forfeit victory in a European championship qualifier.
The Oct. 14 game was stopped before halftime when a drone carrying an Albanian nationalist banner hovered above the Belgrade field. Players clashed and Serbian fans attacked Albania team members. Albania refused to play on and UEFA awarded Serbia a 3-0 win by default, but then deducted the three points because of team violence.
The Albanian federation, FSHF, contrasted UEFA's treatment with the decision to call off a qualifier between Montenegro and Serbia because of fans throwing objects at the Russian players, and awarding the visiting team a 3-0 win.
The FSHF says UEFA "did not apply the same standard of judgment" in the two cases.
Both Albania and Serbia have appealed their sanctions.