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UEFA opens new disciplinary case against Russian Football Union

June 26, 2012, 17:45 UTC+3
RFS is facing a penalty over the misconduct of Russian football fans during a Euro match in Group A with the team of the Czech Republic
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WARSAW, June 26 (Itar-Tass) — The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) opened a new disciplinary case against the Russian Football Union (RFS) on Tuesday.

The UEFA leadership reported that RFS is facing a penalty over the misconduct of Russian football fans during a Euro match in Group A with the team of the Czech Republic that was held in Wroclaw on June 8. In particular, Russian fans were crying out racist insults. After the match the first African-born player in the Czech national team, Theodor Gebre Selassie, a Czech defender of Ethiopian descent who plays for the Bundesliga team Werder Bremen complained of racist insults from Russian fans.

The same disciplinary case was opened against the Spanish Football Federation for a match with Italy in Gdansk on June 10.

Both incidents will be tried on Thursday.

 

 

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