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UEFA fines Moldova $16,600 over fans misconduct at 2016 Euro Cup qualifier

During the match at the Zimbru Stadium in the Moldovan capital of Chisinau on October 9 local fans chanted political slogans

Baku. 23 October. REPORT.AZ/ The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) announced on Friday a fine of €15,000 (over $16,600) it decided to impose on the Football Federation of Moldova over national team fans’ misconduct at the 2016 Euro Cup home qualifier against Russia two weeks ago, Report informs referring to the foreign media.

Russia finished its Group G away qualifier against Moldova on October 9 with 2-1 victory. During the match at the Zimbru Stadium in the Moldovan capital of Chisinau local fans chanted political slogans, set off fireworks and unfurled flags displaying Celtic crosses, banned by UEFA as racist symbols.

After the match the UEFA opened disciplinary proceedings in regard to the Football Union of Moldova on charges of "Crowd disturbances, setting off of fireworks and racist behavior flags. 

UEFA’s press service announced on Friday that the organization’s Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) ordered to fine "Football Association of Moldova 15,000 euros."

The CEDB also ruled to limit the attendance of the Zimbru Stadium in Chisinau during the next UEFA-sanctioned fixture of the Moldovan national team.

"The CEDB has decided to order the partial closure of the Football Association of Moldova Stadium during the next UEFA competition match in which Moldova would play as the host association," the statement from UEFA said.

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