Tuesday 14 June 2016

Russia Handed Suspended Disqualification Over Crowd Trouble - Euro-2016

Russia have been handed a final warning from UEFA with a 'suspended disqualification' from Euro 2016 imposed for their supporters' disorder during Saturday's 1-1 draw with England in Marseille.

Any further instances of crowd disturbance inside stadiums at Russia's matches this summer would see them thrown out of the tournament after the Russian Football Union (RFU) were charged with crowd disturbances, use of fireworks and racist behaviour.

However, the suspended sanction only applies to the trouble inside the stadium. The RFU are permitted to appeal the punishments but have already indicated they do not intend to
European football's governing body have also issued the Russians with a £119,000 (€150,000) fine.

Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko told the R-Sport news agency that an appeal would not be forthcoming. Mutko said: 'The punishment is excessive, but we cannot influence it.
'The fine is enormous as the Russian Football Union is a non-commercial organisation. There is no sense in appealing.' 
UEFA's independent control, ethics and disciplinary body, confirmed the sanctions in a statement, mentioning: 'A suspended disqualification of the Russian national team from UEFA EURO 2016 for the crowd disturbances.'

The statement added: 'In accordance with Article 20 of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations this disqualification is suspended until the end of the tournament.

Source: Dailymail

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