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Croatia facing fresh rap over racism

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20 Jun 2012 16:46:56

Croatia facing fresh rap over racism

UEFA on Wednesday said that it was bringing fresh disciplinary proceedings against Croatia after "racist banners and symbols" were seen at the country's final group match against Spain which they lost 1-0.

The case comes a day after European football's governing body fined the Croatian Football Federation 80,000 euros ($100,000, 64,500 pounds) after its supporters racially abused Italy's Mario Balotelli.

UEFA said that its Control and Disciplinary Body would rule on Sunday on "the setting-off and throwing of fireworks, and the improper conduct of supporters (display of racist banners and symbols)" at Monday's match.

No details were given about the exact nature of the banners or symbols but the statement added: "The disciplinary case also involves the improper conduct of the team (six Croatian players received a yellow card during the match)."


AFP

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