UEFA to rule on Georgia incident tomorrow


UEFA will decide tomorrow whether to punish Georgia's Football Association over a penknife throwing incident in last month's Euro 2004 qualifier with Ireland.

UEFA's control and disciplinary body will meet to investigate the crowd trouble in the qualifier in Tbilisi in which Ireland midfielder Kevin Kilbane was apparently struck by a penknife thrown from the crowd.

Referee Kyros Vassaras referred specifically to the penknife incident in his match report and the Georgian FA will learn their punishment tomorrow.

Brian Kerr's team won the game 2-1 thanks to a late goal by stand-in striker Gary Doherty.

UEFA will also consider a request from the Russian FA to switch their April 30th group 10 qualifier in Tbilisi to a neutral venue once the disciplinary body announces its verdict.