Russia Fined $150K for Fan Violence

WARSAW, Poland — UEFA fined the Russian soccer association $150,000 Wednesday because its fans attacked stadium stewards at a European Championship match.

Russia also could be deducted six points in its Euro 2016 qualifying group for a repeat offense. UEFA rules hold national soccer associations responsible for their fans’ behavior inside stadiums.

“This decision is suspended for a probationary period running from now until the end of the playoffs of the next UEFA European Football Championship,” UEFA said in a statement.

Russia can appeal the verdict within three days.

Source: ESPNFC.com.

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