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Fines for HNS and FPF

Published: Tuesday 26 June 2012, 16.02CET
The Croatian Football Federation (HNS) and the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) have been fined for crowd incidents at UEFA EURO 2012 games in Gdansk and Warsaw respectively.
Fines for HNS and FPF
Spain defeated Croatia 1-0 in Gdansk on 18 June ©Getty Images

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Published: Tuesday 26 June 2012, 16.02CET

Fines for HNS and FPF

The Croatian Football Federation (HNS) and the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) have been fined for crowd incidents at UEFA EURO 2012 games in Gdansk and Warsaw respectively.

The Croatian Football Federation (HNS) has been fined €30,000 by the UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body.

The sanction has been imposed for the setting off and throwing of fireworks and the improper conduct of supporters (display of inappropriate and racist banners) at the UEFA EURO 2012 Group C fixture against Spain in Gdansk on 18 June.

The Portuguese Football Federation (FPF), meanwhile, has been fined €7,000 for the inappropriate behaviour of their supporters – attempted invasion of the field of play by a fan – at the quarter-final against the Czech Republic in Warsaw on 21 June.

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