UEFA charges Croatia over fan on pitch, fireworks
UEFA has charged Croatia after a fan invaded the pitch and
others set off fireworks and threw objects during a European
Championship match against Ireland.
Croatia is the fourth country charged by UEFA for alleged
improper conduct by fans during the opening round of matches in
Poland and Ukraine.
UEFA is also investigating cases against Russia, Germany and
A Croatia fan was tackled by stewards after trying to reach
coach Slaven Bilic following a 3-1 win Sunday in Poznan.
After Croatia led 2-1, Ireland’s kickoff was delayed while smoke
from fireworks cleared at one end of the stadium packed with
UEFA says its disciplinary panel will review the case on Friday.
Croatia is likely to pay a financial penalty.