Russia appeals UEFA punishments for fan violence

BY foxsports • June 19, 2012

UEFA says the Russian football association has appealed against a threatened six-point deduction during qualifying for the next European Championship because of its fans' violence at Euro 2012.

The European football body says Russia is also challenging a ?120,000 ($151,000) fine, imposed after fans attacked stadium stewards in Wroclaw following a game against the Czech Republic.

The UEFA charge of improper conduct also related to fans throwing fireworks on the pitch and displaying nationalist flags. UEFA says a date for the appeal has not been decided.

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