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.