Russia FA faces disciplinary proceedings
UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against the Russian FA (RFS) after fans threw fireworks and displayed illicit banners during Russia's opening Euro 2012 match against the Czech Republic in Wroclaw on Friday.Updated: Jun 11, 2012 01:04 IST
UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against the Russian FA (RFS) after fans threw fireworks and displayed illicit banners during Russia's opening Euro 2012 match against the Czech Republic in Wroclaw on Friday.
European soccer's governing body added it was investigating reports of alleged abuse directed at Czech Republic players by Russia fans during their team's 4-1 victory in Group A.
"After having looked at the security reports and available images, UEFA has today announced that disciplinary proceedings have been opened against the Football Union of Russia for the improper conduct of its supporters (crowd disturbances)," said UEFA .
The Russian Football Union (RFU) also slammed the 'dishonourable behaviour'.
"We appeal to all our fans who are currently in Poland. Please remember that you represent your country. Please respect yourself, your motherland and your team," the statement read.
Warsaw: UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against the German and Portuguese Football Associations following Saturday's Euro 2012 Group B match which Germany won 1-0 in Lviv. "The German Football Association (DFB) is charged with the throwing of missiles by their supporters, while the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) faces proceedings for a delayed kick-off to the second half," European soccer's governing body said in a statement on Sunday.
'Obliged' to beat
GDANSK: Germany defender Mats Hummels has said World Cup finalists Holland are "obliged" to beat the Germans in Wednesday's key clash — or risk suffering a potential first-round exit.
"The Dutch are practically obliged to win, they will play at their best and invest everything they have got," said the 23-year-old. "Anything but a win could mean their tournament exit so it is already their final, way before the actual final.
"There is a huge history so either team will have to give 100 percent, they have to win and we want to secure our passage to the quarterfinals."
First Published: Jun 11, 2012 01:01 IST