Croatia face penalty over racism claims

Jun 17, 2012, 08:02 IST | AFP

Croatia are facing a possible stiff penalty after UEFA said on Saturday it was taking action over racist chanting against Italy's Mario Balotelli, with tough sanctions already meted out to deal with crowd trouble.

UEFA’s Control and Disciplinary Body is to announce its decision on Tuesday over what the organisation said was “the setting-off and throwing of fireworks, and the improper conduct of supporters (racist chants, racist symbols)” at Thursday’s match. The Group C match in Poznan, western Poland, finished 1-1. 

Mario Balotelli

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