UEFA has fined the Croatian Football Federation (HNS) €100,000 (£77,000) for incidents including the use of fireworks and racist behaviour of supporters.


A series of disturbances occurred during Croatia’s 2-2 draw with Czech Republic in the Euro 2016 group stage in Saint-Etienne on Friday.

A statement on UEFA’s official website on Monday also said the HNS has been banned from selling tickets to fans identified as hooligans for the remainder of the tournament, a sanction that is deferred under a probationary period.

UEFA said that the sanctions are open to appeal.

At the weekend, the prefect for Saint-Etienne blamed UEFA for the crowd trouble at the match at Stade Geoffroy Guichard.

Evence Richard, the top official in the Saint-Etienne area, told local media that UEFA should have added “between 150 and 200” security agents at the stadium “to properly fulfil its mission.”

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.