Uefa begins disciplinary probe against Portugal, Hungary, Belgium

  • AFP, Paris
  • Updated: Jun 19, 2016 17:07 IST
Hungary's supporters walk to the Velodrome stadium of Marseille, southern France, ahead of the Euro 2016 group F football match between Iceland and Hungary. (AFP Photo)

Uefa began disciplinary proceedings on Sunday against Portugal, Hungary and Belgium for incidents in their Euro 2016 matches the previous day.

Portugal is charged with allowing a pitch invasion, Hungary for allowing crowd disturbances and other offences and Belgium for its fans setting off fireworks and throwing objects.

A fan ran on to the pitch in Portugal’s 0-0 draw with Austria at the Parc des Princes in Paris on Saturday and posed for a selfie with Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Portuguese football federation can expect to pay a financial penalty for the fan’s determination to track down Ronaldo on Saturday.

In Marseille, Hungarian fans clashed with stewards in the Stade Velodrome as they tried to climb a fence to join up with another group of Hungarians before the 1-1 draw with Iceland.

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo poses for a selfie with a man who invaded the pitch at the end of the Euro 2016 Group F football match between Portugal and Austria at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. (AP Photo)

Hungary is also accused of allowing its fans to set off fireworks and throwing objects.

The punishment in that case will be announced on Tuesday.

Belgium also faces charges that its supporters threw fireworks and other objects during the 3-0 win against the Republic of Ireland in Bordeaux.

Uefa said it was yet to decide a date for its disciplinary committee to meet on the cases of Belgium and Portugal.

The hearing for the Hungarian FA will be held on June 21, while dates have yet to be set for the other two nations.

(With inputs from Agencies)

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