Portugal were fined 5,000 euros for a delayed kick-off to the second-half of the Group B match in Lviv, Ukraine, last Saturday, European football’s governing body said in an emailed statement. Germany won the match 1-0.
The fine imposed on the German football association (DFB) is small in comparison to the 120,000 euros imposed on Russia after its fans lit and threw fireworks during the game with the Czech Republic last Friday.
Potentially inflammatory “Russian Empire” flags were also spotted at the match in Wroclaw, southwest Poland, which Russia won 4-1. Russian fans were also blamed for an attack that left four volunteer stadium stewards requiring hospital treatment.
UEFA threatened to deduct six points from Russia’s next European championship qualifying campaign if there were any repeat of the crowd trouble.
Italy wants sanctions against Spain, Croatia for fans jeering their anthem.
Euro 2012 has already had significant problems with racism, fan violence and even illegal underpants ads, but now Italy says they will file a complaint with UEFA over another grand disgrace: anthem booing.
From Football Italia:
"I will tell the FIGC to ask UEFA for significant sanctions against these fans who jeer the Italian anthem," said CONI (Italian Olympic Committee) President GianniPetrucci.
"It's the second time this has happened after the opening match against Spain. We cannot continue like this."
Italy's 1-1 draw against Croatia was twice held up when Croatian fans threw flares onto the pitch, which is a bit more likely to earn a punishment from UEFA. There were also reports that like the Spanish, Croatian fans subjected Mario Balotelli to monkey chants every time he touched the ball. Italian officials, meanwhile, have been quiet on their own fans who decided to "support" Balotelli by attending the match in blackface...