UEFA fines Russia, threatens qualifiers deduction
WARSAW, June 13, 2012 (AFP) - UEFA on Wednesday fined Russia 120,000 euros after its fans set off and threw fireworks at the country's first Euro 2012 match and threatened to dock points off its next qualifying campaign if supporters misbehave.
"The UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body has today (Wednesday) decided to impose a deduction of six points on the Football Union of Russia (RFS) in the qualifying round of the next UEFA European Football Championship," it said in a statement.
"This decision is suspended for a probationary period running from now until the end of the play-offs of the next UEFA European Football Championship (UEFA Euro 2016).
"The Football Union of Russia (RFS) has also been fined 120,000 euros ($150,000, 96,000 pounds)."