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Russia Fined After Soccer Crowd Disturbances


Russia has now been fined a total of 185,000 euros

Russia has now been fined a total of 185,000 euros

Russia's football federation has been fined 35,000 euros ($44,000) for the unruly behavior of its fans at the team's final Euro 2012 game.

UEFA said the latest punishment relates to "the setting off and throwing of fireworks by spectators, and displaying of illicit banners" during the Group A match against Greece on June 16.

It took the total amount of fines handed to Russia's football federation at Euro 2012 to 185,000 euros.

It was first fined 20,000 euros after Russian supporters attacked stadium staff in Wroclaw at its first match, against the Czech Republic.

It was then fined a further 30,000 euros after supporters displayed "illicit" nationalist flags and threw fireworks onto the pitch at the game against Poland.

Based on reporting by AP and dpa

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