Poland expels two Russians for rioting, pitch invasion

15 June 2012 07:47

Poland has ordered the immediate expulsion of two Russian citizens sentenced for rioting and a pitch invasion at Warsaw's National Stadium during the face-off between Poland and Russia.

"Two Russian Federation citizens have been ordered to leave Poland's territory. The banishment will take place today," Ivetta Bialy, a spokesperson for the Warsaw regional governor said in a statement Friday.

The two men pleaded guilty to charges of taking part in riots which preceded the game and the pitch invasion on Tuesday, Bialy added.

The men will also be blacklisted for five years in the Schengen zone, meaning they will not be able to legally enter the European Union, the statement said.

Source: AFP