WARSAW: The ‘good works’ which benefit from the fines levied by European federation will be better off yet again after UEFA fined the football federations of Germany and Portugal for problems during their opening Euro 2012 match on Saturday.
The German DFB was penalised to the tune of E10,000 for “the throwing of missiles” by their supporters during the 1-0 win in the Group B match in Lviv. Paper balls had been thrown at Portugal’s players during some corner kicks at the Arena Lviv while a smoke bomb was let off in the stands.
The German fans were warned repeatedly over the public address system about possible consequences.
The Portuguese federation was fined E5,000 for a delayed kick-off to the second half at the same game, a rule breach which earned Manchester City a E30,000 fine in the Europa League this past season (against Portuguese club Sporting of Lisbon).
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