UEFA fines England over crowd disturbances in Euro qualifier

NYON, Switzerland (AP) UEFA has fined England, Lithuania, Scotland and Poland over crowd issues in European Championship qualifiers earlier this month.

England was fined 15,000 euros ($16,510) over crowd disturbances in the 3-0 victory over Lithuania in Vilnius on Oct. 12.

The Lithuanian federation must pay UEFA 20,000 euros after also being found guilty of crowd disturbances and for breaching ticketing regulations and blocking stairways.

The heaviest sanctions announced on Friday by UEFA related to Scotland’s 2-2 home draw with Poland on Oct. 8.

Poland was fined 40,000 euros after its fans clashed with stewards and set off and threw of fireworks among other objects. Scotland was fined 20,000 euros over field invasions by supporters, stairways being blocked and a lack of searches of fans.