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 supporter.''
A Croatia fan was tackled by stewards after trying to reach coach Slaven Bilic following the 3-1 win last Sunday in Poznan, Poland.
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.