Croatia fined ?25K for fans’ behavior at Euro 2012

UEFA has fined the Croatia football association ?25,000

($31,500) for its fans’ behavior at a European Championship match

against Ireland.

UEFA says the sanction was imposed for ”the setting off and

throwing of fireworks and missiles, and a pitch invasion by a


A Croatia fan was tackled by stewards after trying to reach

coach Slaven Bilic following the 3-1 win last Sunday in Poznan,


After Croatia led the match 2-1, Ireland’s kickoff in the Group

C match was delayed while smoke from fireworks cleared at one end

of the stadium packed with Croatia fans.