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Euro 2016: Portugal escape punishment for supporter's selfie stunt

Paris: Portugal have escaped punishment for a fan running onto the pitch to take a selfie with Cristiano Ronaldo.

Stewards take a Portugal fan (centre) off the pitch as he attempts to reach Cristiano Ronaldo for a selfie during the Euro 2016 match vs Austria at the Parc des Princes in Paris, France. Pic/Getty Images
Stewards take a Portugal fan (centre) off the pitch as he attempts to reach Cristiano Ronaldo for a selfie during the Euro 2016 match vs Austria at the Parc des Princes in Paris, France. Pic/Getty Images

The Portuguese Football Federation was charged with field invasion by UEFA after the incident following the goalless Euro 2016 draw with Austria on June 18.

A man ran half the length of the field to grab the photo opportunity and Ronaldo duly obliged, waving away stewards until the picture had been taken.

"Charges relating to field invasion had been brought against the Portuguese Football Federation and the CEDB decided to close the proceeding," said a statement from UEFA after its independent Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body met on Friday.

However, Belgium have been fined 5,000 euros (£4,149) after charges were brought relating to the setting off of fireworks and throwing of objects after their 3-0 win over Republic of Ireland on June 18.

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