Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Uefa fines Russian Football Association £97,000 for fan violence at Euro 2012

The European football governing body has punished the country's governing body after their supporters were involved with clashes against police during the tournament


Uefa has decided to fine the Russian football association (RFS) €120,000 and handed the body a suspended deduction of six points for the Euro 2016 qualifiers following the incidents during Russia's 4-1 win over Czech Republic on June 8.
 The a portion of country's fans were involved in crowd disturbances during the game, as well as setting off fireworks and displaying illicit banners.

"The Uefa Control and Disciplinary Body today decided to impose a deduction of six points on the RFS for the qualifying competition of the next Uefa European Football Championship," a statement on the official Uefa website reads.

"This decision is suspended for a probationary period running from now until the end of the play-offs for the Euro 2016 finals. 

"The RFS has also been fined €120,000 [£97,000]. The RFS was facing charges for the improper conduct of its supporters (crowd disturbances), the setting off and throwing of fireworks and the display of illicit banners at last Friday's Euro 2012 Group A match against the Czech Republic in Wroclaw. 

"An appeal can be lodged against this decision within three days of the dispatch of the written decision."

Russia sit atop of Group A with four points from two games.




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