Portugal escape punishment for pitch invasion

27 June 2016 09:53

Portugal have escaped punishment for a fan running onto the pitch to take a selfie with Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Portuguese Football Federation was charged with field invasion by UEFA after the incident following the goalless Euro 2016 draw with Austria on June 18.

A man ran half the length of the field to grab the photo opportunity and Ronaldo duly obliged, waving away stewards until the picture had been taken.

"Charges relating to field invasion had been brought against the Portuguese Football Federation and the CEDB decided to close the proceeding," said a statement from UEFA after its independent Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body met on Friday.

However, Belgium have been fined 5,000 euros (£4,149) after charges were brought relating to the setting off of fireworks and throwing of objects after their 3-0 win over Republic of Ireland on June 18.

Source: PA