FIFA fines Greece, Romania for fans' behavior

Posted - Dec. 19, 2013 at 10:13 a.m.



This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

ZURICH (AP) - FIFA has fined the Greece Football Federation $111,500 for offensive behavior by fans at a World Cup playoff victory against Romania.

FIFA says Greek fans at the Nov. 15 match in Athens breached disciplinary rules, including one relating to "contemptuous, discriminatory or denigratory words or actions."

Fans' monitoring group Fare previously sent reports to FIFA of "Nazi salutes performed by Greek fans during Greece's national anthem."

Greece won the first-leg match 3-1 and completed a 4-2 aggregate win to advance to the World Cup in Brazil.

FIFA says it fined the Romanian Federation $55,750 for improper conduct by fans at the same match.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

SIGN UP FOR THE KSL.COM NEWSLETTER

Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

KSL Weather Forecast