Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 10 July 2014

Euro 2012: Russia punished again over behaviour of supporters

UEFA have fined the Russian Football Union for spectator-related incidents during their Euro 2012 match against Poland.

However the punishment of 30,000 euros (£24,300) does not mean the suspended six-point deduction Russia incurred last week will be activated.



UEFA announced on their website: "The Football Union of Russia (RFS) has been fined 30,000 euros for the setting off and throwing of fireworks by spectators, displaying of illicit banners and the invasion of the pitch by a supporter at last week's UEFA EURO 2012 Group A match against Poland in Warsaw.



"The case in question and decision do not have any impact on the probation period for the sanction imposed on the RFS following the incidents at their first match against the Czech Republic in Wroclaw. This means the six-point deduction is still currently suspended."



The suspended points punishment was meted out following the improper behaviour of Russian fans in the Czech match, with the RFS also fined 120,000 euros (£96,761).



The Polish Football Association (PZPN) have also been fined 4,000 euros (£3,230) for the setting off of fireworks by spectators at the match against Russia. which finished 1-1.



Russia and co-hosts Poland were knocked out of Euro 2012 after finishing in the bottom two of Group A.

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