Croatia fined for fan trouble

Croatia fined for fan trouble

Czech-Republic-v-Croatia-flaresMeanwhile, the Croatian Football Federation has been fined €100,000 following crowd trouble during the Euro 2016 game against the Czech Republic.

Friday’s Group D encounter was halted in the 86th minute when flares were thrown onto the pitch from the Croatia end.

A steward also appeared to be hurt by a firework during the stoppage. UEFA opened disciplinary proceedings after the 2-2 draw, confirming charges relating to racist behaviour, crowd disturbances, throwing of objects on the field, and setting off fireworks.

And European football’s governing body has announced the Croatian FA has been handed a €100,000 fine.

Croatia boss Ante Caric slammed his country’s fans after the game, labelling them “sports terrorists”. He said:

Ivan Perisic and Ivan Rakitic had given Croatia 2-0 lead in Saint-Etienne before the Czechs hit back through Milan Skoda. And the stoppage appeared to have a detrimental effect on Caric’s men as Tomas Necid smashed home a penalty in added time. Croatia face Spain in their final Group D game with their qualification to the last-16 all but secure.

Mirror UK

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