Tom Ince and Steven Caulker's ban hearing to take place on Friday

By Richard ConwayBBC Sport
Stuart Pearce and Steven Caulker

Uefa's appeal hearing into the bans given to two English Under-21 players following racial abuse and violence in October will take place on Friday.

Tom Ince and Steven Caulker were suspended for one and two games respectively for incidents that took place after a match in Serbia.

Ince, Caulker and under-21 manager Stuart Pearce will attend the hearing at Uefa's headquarters in Switzerland.

Uefa will also appeal the sanctions handed to the Serbian FA.

Caulker, Ince and four players and two coaches from Serbia were banned after a brawl at the European Under-21 Championship play-off match in Krusevac, which England won 1-0 to qualify for this year's finals in Israel.

The scuffles followed alleged racist chants from Serbian fans towards England players.

Uefa's original disciplinary panel also ordered Serbia to play their next competitive under-21 match behind closed doors and fined their FA £65,000.

However, the sanctions have been widely viewed as being too lenient and the appeal panel could decide to increase this punishment.