22 May 2023

Balkan countries punished

Three nations from the Balkan area that are neighbours with each other have been penalized for various reasons of the same preparational competition: elimination games for European championship 2024. Last Wednesday the European football organization have collected 75.250 euros just from this trio.
On the address of Montenegro football association came the financial punishment of 20.000 euros. Its fans were chanted bad language at a home duel against Serbia on 27 March.
For the same match Serbia itself received a ban together with penalty: prohibition of selling tickets for the next away game (scheduled for 20 June), one match without spectators (07 September versus Hungary) and 50.000 euros fine. Also, because of racist chants that their spectators used, a probationary ban was activated (when the team played a Nations league duel from last year).
Lastly, Croatia had to say goodbye to 5.250 euros. Reasons for this ban are throwing objects on the pitch by their fans and the very late kick-off against Wales of 25 March (instead of 20.45 this duel began at 20.50 CET).


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