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Serbian Ivan Bogdanov sentenced to jail

Updated: March 8, 2011, 2:07 PM ET
Associated Press

GENOA, Italy -- A Serbian fan has been convicted for instigating a riot at a European Championship qualifier in Italy in October, receiving a jail sentence of three years, three months.

Wearing a black mask to cover his face, 29-year-old Ivan Bogdanov climbed onto a barrier separating fans from the field, used a wire cutter to slice apart a mesh fence and launched fireworks onto the field as he encouraged other Serbian fans to do the same.

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