Euro 2024: 1.2 million euros in cumulative fines for 21 countries after fan incidents

Euro 2024: 1.2 million euros in cumulative fines for 21 countries after fan incidents
Euro 2024: 1.2 million euros in cumulative fines for 21 countries after fan incidents

Before we know which nation will win the Euro, we already know that some teams will have to pay hefty fines related to the behavior of their fans during the group stage. UEFA has fined 21 of the 24 nations that qualified for the Euro 2024 finals, for a total of €1.2 million, reports The Athletic.

Most of the sanctions concern national team fans during matches. Germany was also fined twice for failing to “protect the playing area” – relating to fans entering the pitch during the match – during Portugal’s group stage matches against Turkey and Georgia.

Croatia was the country that accumulated the most fines (€220,875), followed by its Balkan neighbours Albania (€171,375) and Serbia (€166,625). The latter two nations were fined for “conveying a message inappropriate for a sporting event” after the display of flags in connection with Kosovo, a territory bordering the two nations. Tensions had flared between the two countries on the sidelines of the Croatia-Albania match in the group stage.

While the majority of fines handed out throughout the tournament were for offences related to throwing objects onto the pitch, the use of pyrotechnic devices, including fireworks and flares, also resulted in several nations being fined.

Ranking of the most sanctioned nations

1. Croatia 220,875 euros

2. Albania 171,375 euros

3. Serbia 166,625 euros

4. Türkiye 95,125 euros

5. Switzerland 91,750 euros

6. Romania 84,250 euros

7. Hungary 82,250 euros

8. Austria 59,875 euros

9. Poland 56,375 euros

10. Slovenia 51,250 euros

11. Georgia 46,000 euros

12. Italy 30,000 euros

13. Germany 23,375 euros

14. Ukraine 23.000 euros

15. Netherlands 20,500 euros

16. Belgium 17,270 euros

17. Portugal 14,500 euros

18. England 12,500 auras

19. Denmark 10,000 euros

20. Scotland 9000 euros

21. Czech Republic 7750 euros

22. France, Slovakia, Spain 0 euro

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