UEFA fines Croatia for fan trouble

By AFP
June 24, 2024
Croatia fans let off a flare in the stands during Euro 2024 Group B match between Croatia and Albania atHamburg Volksparkstadion in Germany on June 19, 2024. — Reuters

ZAGREB: UEFA have fined the Croatian Football Federation (HNS) for the incidents that occurred in the stands during Croatia´s 2-2 draw with Albania at Euro 2024, the national federation said on Saturday.

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The HNS published a statement on its website saying that it will have to pay a fine of 28,000 euros ($29,900) due to the “lighting of flares and throwing of objects by some Croatian fans during the match played on June 19 in Hamburg”.

“The Croatian Football Federation thanks the Croatian fans for their excellent support and once again calls on them to refrain from lighting and throwing flares”, the statement said. The HNS was also fined after Croatia´s first match in Group B, which they lost 3-0 to Spain.

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