Russia, Spain fined for fans' racism
WARSAW, Poland (AP)
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UEFA said its disciplinary panel found both countries guilty of ''improper conduct of its fans (racist behavior, racist chanting).''
Russia was fined $37,000 and Spain must pay $25,000.
The Russian sanction does not activate UEFA's threat of a six-point penalty in Euro 2016 qualifying after some fans attacked stadium stewards in Wroclaw following the Czech match on June 8.
Spain's $25,000 penalty was the minimum that must be enforced for a racism charge under UEFA's disciplinary rules.
In an earlier racism case, UEFA fined the Croatia football association $100,000 for a range of charges including monkey noises directed at Balotelli.
UEFA pledged a zero-tolerance policy toward racism and discrimination inside Euro 2012 stadiums, and appointed experts in fan culture from the European supporters' network, FARE, to identify potential offenses.
Russia has been fined $267,000 by UEFA after being charged over its fans' conduct at all three of its group-stage matches in Poland.