Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 6/26/12
UEFA have fined the Croatian and Portuguese football federations for the improper conduct of their supporters during Euro 2012 matches. The Croatian football federation, who last week were fined 80,000 euros (£64,561) after their fans were found guilty of racially abusing Italy striker Mario Balotelli, were handed a 30,000 euros (£24,000) punishment for incidents during their match with Spain - including the display of racist banners. Their Portuguese counterparts, meanwhile, were fined 7,000 euros (£5,600) for an attempted pitch invasion by a supporter in their quarter-final against the Czech Republic. A UEFA statement said of Croatia's fine: "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 EURO 2012 Group C fixture against Spain in Gdansk on 18 June." The statement continued: "The Portuguese football federation (FPF), meanwhile, has been fined 7,000 euros for...
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