UEFA fines Russian Football Union $170,000 over fans misconduct at Russia-England match

Baku, June 14, AZERTAC

The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) fined on Tuesday the Russian Football Union (RFU) 150,000 euros ($168,200) over Russian football fans’ misconduct during their national team’s opening match of the 2016 Euro Cup against England last week, according to TASS.

"The independent UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) met today in Paris to deal with the disciplinary proceedings opened against the Russian Football Union (RFU) following the incidents which occurred inside the Stade Velodrome in Marseille, at the UEFA EURO 2016 match against England on 11 June," the statement from the CEDB said.

"Charges relating to crowd disturbances, use of fireworks and racist behavior had been brought against the RFU, and the CEDB decided to impose… a fine of €150,000," the statement said.

The UEFA also issued a suspended disqualification for the Russian team, which means that the national squad would be disqualified from the major European football tournament in case of the recurrent instance of Russian fans misbehavior.

"…this disqualification is suspended until the end of the tournament," the statement said. "Such suspension will be lifted if incidents of a similar nature (crowd disturbances) happen inside the stadium at any of the remaining matches of the Russian team during the tournament."

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