UEFA Fine Hungarian Football Federation Over Crowd Trouble In Marseille
UEFA has fined the Hungarian Football Federation (MLSZ) 65,000 Euros (£55,000) following crowd disorder during their Euro 2016 match against Iceland.
A series of disturbances occurred towards the end of Saturday’s Group F game in Marseille, in which a late Birkir Saevarsson own goal saw Hungary earn a 1-1 draw.
The charge against the MLSZ relates to crowd disturbances, setting off of fireworks and throwing of objects.
A UEFA statement said: “The independent UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) met today in Paris to deal with the disciplinary proceedings opened against the Hungarian Football Federation following the incidents which occurred at the Iceland-Hungary match played on 18 June in Marseille.
“Charges relating to crowd disturbances, setting off of fireworks and throwing of objects had been brought against the MLSZ, and the CEDB decided to impose the following sanction: a fine of E65,000.”
There have been several issues of crowd trouble throughout the tournament with charges already brought against Romania, Albania, Croatia and Russia, who were hit with a suspended disqualification following the violence which marred their draw with England.