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.