UEFA gives Russia 'suspended disqualification' from Euro 2016
UEFA, the European football\'s governing body, has ordered \'suspended disqualification\' to Russia following crown disturbances and racist behaviour by fans during the country\'s 1-1 draw in the opening match of the European Championship against England.
Johannesburg : UEFA, the European football's governing body, has ordered 'suspended disqualification' to Russia following crown disturbances and racist behaviour by fans during the country's 1-1 draw in the opening match of the European Championship against England.
The UEFA has also slapped a fine of 150,000 Euros at the Russian Football Union.
Issuing a warning, UEFA said that Russia would be kicked out of the championship if its fans cause one more incident of stadium trouble during the tournament, Sport24 reported.
The European football's governing body also held Russia responsible for the Saturday's incident where the Russian fans forced their way through security barriers and went on to attack England supporters after the full time.
The UEFA disciplinary commission decision said this disqualification is suspended until the end of the tournament.
It added that such suspension would be lifted if incidents of a similar nature happen inside the stadium at any of the remaining matches of the Russian team during the remainder of the tournament.
The French Police had earlier revealed that a total of 35 people were injured in the clashes that erupted between the football supporters of England and Russia before and after the match in Marseille.