UEFA on Wednesday said that it was bringing fresh disciplinary
proceedings against Croatia after "racist banners and symbols"
were seen at the country's final group match against defending
The case comes a day after European football's governing body
fined the Croatian Football Federation 80,000 euros ($100,000,
64,500 pounds) after its supporters racially abused Italy's Mario
Balotelli when the countries met on June 15.
That fine was criticised for being less than the 100,000 euros
against Denmark's Nicklas Bendtner for flashing the sponsored
waistband of his underpants in a goal celebration in
contravention of laws governing unauthorised player advertising.
UEFA's latest statement said that its Control and Disciplinary
Body would rule on Sunday on "the setting-off and throwing of
fireworks, and the improper conduct of supporters (display of
racist banners and symbols)" at Monday's match.
No details were given about the exact nature of the banners or
symbols but the statement added: "The disciplinary case also
involves the improper conduct of the team (six Croatian players
received a yellow card during the match)."
Spain won the game 1-0 to finish top of Group C, setting up a
quarter-final meeting with France on Saturday.