Russia 2018: FIFA sanctions another country

Russia World cup 2018. [Photo credit: Daily Mirror]
Russia World cup 2018. [Photo credit: Daily Mirror]

The FIFA Disciplinary Committee wielded its big stick again on Sunday in Moscow, sanctioning the Danish Football Association with a fine of 20,000 Swiss Francs and a warning.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the committee had late on Sunday imposed a fine of 10,000 Swiss Francs and a warning on the Polish Football Association.

This time, the disciplinary measures imposed on the Danes were as a result of crowd disturbance after Danish spectators were said to have thrown objects at Australian spectators.

Danish fans were also said to have displayed a sexist banner and had not respected pre-match protocol at the Group C match played between their team and Australia.

The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has also opened disciplinary proceedings against a Swiss player, Stephan Lichtsteiner, for a goal celebration during their match against Serbia.

He was the third player from the same team being docked, after Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri were also put on trial over their celebration during the same match.

In relation to the same match, disciplinary proceedings have been opened against the President of the Serbian FA, Slavisa Kokeza, as well as the national coach, Mladen Krstajic.

Their offence was in relation to statements made in the aftermath of the match.

The committee also opened disciplinary proceedings against two German officials, Ulrich Voigt and Georg Behlau, for incidents at the end of their match against Sweden. (NAN)

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