Russia: UEFA sanctions for fan violence are severe
Russia’s football federation says it will do all it can to avoid
”severe” UEFA sanctions imposed after the country’s fans attacked
stadium stewards at their team’s first European Championship
UEFA fined the Russians ?120,000 ($150,000) on Wednesday
following violence at the team’s 4-1 defeat of the Czech Republic
last Friday in Wroclaw.
It also said Russia will lose six points in its next European
Championship qualification campaign if there is a repeat of such
violence from its fans at Euro 2012.
The Russian federation said in a statement Thursday it will do
all it can to avoid being ”subjected to this severe punishment.”
It adds that it has the power to seek compensation from hooligans
if it is forced to pay UEFA fines.