Uefa fines Portuguese and Croatian FAs

The European football governing body have handed out sizeable punishment to both sides following incidents involving fans at Euro 2012
Uefa have fined both the Croatian and Portuguese FAs for separate incidents involving fans at Euro 2012.

The Croatian Football Federation (HNS) have received a €30,000 sanction after supporters displayed racist banners during defeat to Spain whilst the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) have been fined €7,000 after fans attempted to invade the pitch following victory over the Czech Republic.

The HNS must already pay an €80,000 fine handed out last week after their supporters were heard racially abusing Italy star Mario Balotelli.

A statement released by Uefa read: “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 Euro2012 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.”

Croatia exited the competition after finishing third in Group C, while Portugal face Spain for a place in the final on Wednesday.