Albanian Prime Minister Sticks to Serbia Visit Despite Football Mayhem

European football's governing body UEFA has opened a formal probe into both Serbia and Albania over the violence, on and off the pitch, for which both countries blame each other.

updated: October 17, 2014 19:03 IST
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Serbian and Albenian players clash on the pitch after a drone flew a pro-Albanian flag.

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Tirana: Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama will make a planned landmark visit to Serbia despite violence that led to the abandoning of a Serbia-Albania football match, an official said here on Friday.

"Rama confirmed that he has decided to travel to Belgrade" on October 22, in the first visit of an Albanian prime minister to Serbia in 68 years, deputy prime minister Niko Peleshi told AFP.

The visit would come barely a week after a Euro 2016 qualifying tie in the Serbian capital had to be abandoned on Tuesday night after a drone carried a pro-Albanian flag over the stadium, sparking fighting between the two sides.

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