NYON: The Russian federation has won its appeals against the full weight of the punishment inflicted by the European federation after fan violence at the Euro 2012 finals in Poland and Ukraine.
UEFA has announced that its appeals panel has upheld partially a protest by the Russian Football Union against a provisional six-point deduction imposed in June after trouble in Wroclaw. Russia fans were filmed attacking stadium security staff after a 4-1 opening group win over the Czech Republic. Four stewards needed hospital treatment.
Instead, the Russia national team must play three Euro 2016 qualifiers at home in an empty stadium as punishment for a further violent incident.
UEFA rejected Russia’s appeal against a €120,000 fine.
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