UEFA make Russia pay
UEFA could deduct six points from Russia's Euro 2016 qualifying campaign
Russia will spend the next three-and-a-half years playing under the threat of a six-point deduction for their 2016 European Championship qualifying campaign after UEFA got tough over the behaviour of their fans.
The Football Union of Russia (RFS) were also fined 120,000 euros (£96,761) for the violent, offensive and unsafe conduct of their supporters during their opening Euro 2012 Group A match against Czech Republic on Friday.
It got worse for the RFS on Wednesday evening when UEFA opened disciplinary proceedings against them over the behaviour of their fans in Tuesday night's game against co-hosts Poland.
And there could be further sanctions to come, with UEFA confirming they were still investigating allegations Czech defender Theodor Gebre Selassie was subjected to monkey chanting in Friday's match.
Announcing the punishment for incidents in that game, UEFA said in a statement: "The UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body has decided to impose a deduction of six points on the Football Union of Russia (RFS) in the qualifying round of the next UEFA European Football Championship.
"This decision is suspended for a probationary period running from now until the end of the play-offs of the next UEFA European Football Championship (UEFA Euro 2016).
"The Football Union of Russia (RFS) has also been fined 120,000 euros.
"The RFS was facing charges for the improper conduct of its supporters (crowd disturbances), the setting off and throwing of fireworks and the display of illicit banners at last Friday's UEFA Euro 2012 Group A match against the Czech Republic in Wroclaw.
"An appeal can be lodged against this decision within three days of the dispatch of the written decision."
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Nothing short of a complete ban for the next Euros will suffice for these fools!
Only when the entire nation realise that they are suffering at the hands of a tiny minority will they all start to do something about this problem in their own country instead of being apathetic turning a blind eye and trying to ignore it or explain it away as a problem of a tiny minority.
I'll guarantee the powers that be in Russia would soon sort this matter out!
There's your answer Tery!!!
It is totally unfair to expect the police to sort out a social issue or expect black players to put up with abuse while doing their jobs (you wouldn't expect it in any other profession so why football) or expect black fans and supporters to have to stay away from matches and tournaments just for their own safety now would you!!!
If it had been English hooligans they would have been thrown out of the tournament, Mr Blatter would have seen to that.
i wonder if the people making comments on here would be saying the same things if it was english fans who were causing trouble because they are no angels when it comes to fighting other fans