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England stars Thomas Ince and Steven Caulker banned in racism row… and Serbia fined 65k (15k less than Nicolas Bendtner got for showing his pants)

England stars Ince and Caulker banned by UEFA after racism row… and Serbia fined 65k (15k less than Bendtner got for showing his pants)

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UPDATED:

17:49 GMT, 13 December 2012

Steven Caulker has been banned for two matches and Thomas Ince for one for their behaviour at the end of England Under-21's European Championship qualifier against Serbia in October.

Proceedings against the Football Association have been dismissed.

Serbia's Under-21s have been ordered to play their next match behind closed doors and the Serbian Football Association fined 80,000 euros (65,000) following the 'improper conduct of their supporters' during and at the end of the European Championship qualifier against England in October.

More to follow

Abuse: Danny Rose claims to have been subjected to monkey chants

Abuse: Danny Rose claimed to have been subjected to monkey chants

Ugly: The end of England U21's win over Serbia was marred by clashes

Ugly: The end of England U21's win over Serbia was marred by clashes

Wojciech Szczesny returns for Arsenal Under 21s

Boost for Arsenal as Szczesny returns to action for Under 21s after two months out

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UPDATED:

14:59 GMT, 9 November 2012

Back in action: Szczesny returned to training this week

Poles apart: Szczesny returned to training this week

Arsenal No 1 Wojciech Szczesny returned to action for the first time in nearly two months as he turned out for the Gunners' Under 21 side against West Ham on Friday afternoon.

An ankle injury has meant that the Polish goalkeeper, 22, has not featured since the 6-1 win over Southampton at the Emirates on September 15.

With usual reserve Lukasz Fabianski also out injured Italian goalkeeper Vito Mannone has been given an extended run in the first team, but Szczesny is likely to return once manager Arsene Wenger deems him fully fit.

Terry Burton's side went down 2-1 to West Ham – Robert Hall and Paul McCallum beating Szczesny either side of a Serge Gnabry strike.

French international defender Sebastian Squillaci also featured for Arsenal.

Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson set for England debut after FA lodge paperwork

Arsenal defender Jenkinson set for England debut after FA lodge paperwork

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UPDATED:

22:01 GMT, 26 October 2012

England have submitted the paperwork to
transfer Carl Jenkinson's international
allegiance from Finland, in the hope he can
play in next month's friendly against Sweden.

The Arsenal defender has a Finnish mother
and played for Finland Under 21s but trained
with Roy Hodgson's squad ahead of the World
Cup qualifier in Poland earlier this month and
told the England boss he was ready to make
the switch.

Impressive: Arsenal's Carl Jenkinson (right)

Impressive: Arsenal's Carl Jenkinson (right)

Fabio Borini injury could lead to compensation battle between Liverpool and Italy

Liverpool and Italy set for compensation battle over Borini injury

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UPDATED:

21:00 GMT, 12 October 2012

Liverpool could be set for a compensation wrangle with the Italian FA after it emerged Fabio Borini reported for international duty already carrying an injury.

The Italian striker fractured the scaphoid bone in his right foot during a training session with his country's Under-21s on Thursday, an injury which will lead him to be absent for a number of weeks.

Crocked: Borini has broken a bone in his foot

Crocked: Borini has broken a bone in his foot

But the Italians discovered when they sent him for x-rays that he already had a crack in his ankle from a problem he sustained against Manchester United last month.

Borini's injury leaves Luis Suarez as Liverpool's only fit striker.

Steven Caulker to be picked by England for Holland friendly

England hope to end Scotland interest in Caulker by picking defender for Holland friendly

England boss Fabio Capello is set to call up Swansea defender Steven Caulker to his squad for next month's friendly against Holland at Wembley.

The 20-year-old, on loan from Tottenham, is eligible to play for Scotland through his grandmother but Capello is keen to tie his future down to England, according to the Daily Mirror.

Battle of Britain: Both England and Scotland want Steven Caulker

Battle of Britain: Both England and Scotland want Steven Caulker

The Italian watched Caulker – who has already represented the Under-21s – in Swansea'a 3-2 win over Arsenal last weekend.

FIFA rules state that Caulker will not have to choose his country of allegiance until he is 21 on December 29, and although playing in a friendly will not change this, England hope to get him involved in the senior set-up as soon as possible.

Caulker is highly-rated by Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp and is seen as the long-term replacement for captain Ledley King.