Croatia fined $31,000 for fans’ behavior at Euros

UEFA has fined the Croatia soccer association $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

supporter.”

A Croatia fan was tackled by stewards after trying to reach

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

Poland.

After Croatia led 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.