UEFA punishes Dinamo Zagreb for fans' racist abuse

BY foxsports • July 30, 2013

Dinamo Zagreb has been punished for fans' racist chants and must close one section of its stadium for a Champions League match on Tuesday.

UEFA says its disciplinary panel also ordered the Croatian champion to pay a fine of 25,000 euros ($33,150).

The panel judged that Dinamo fans chanted racist abuse last week during a Champions League qualifying match against Fola Esch of Luxembourg. Dinamo won 1-0 to advance 6-0 on aggregate.

UEFA says the east section of the club's Maksimir Stadium must be closed Tuesday when Moldovan champion Sheriff visits for the first leg of their third-round qualifier.

UEFA says Dinamo was sanctioned using tougher new regulations designed to curb racism and discrimination at matches.