RFS receives suspended points deduction

The Football Union of Russia has received a suspended six-point deduction for the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifiers with the probationary period running until the end of the play-offs.

Czech Republic's Petr Jiráček competes with Russia's Alan Dzagoev during the teams' opening Group A fixture
Czech Republic's Petr Jiráček competes with Russia's Alan Dzagoev during the teams' opening Group A fixture ©Getty Images

The UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body today decided to impose a deduction of six points on the Football Union of Russia (RFS) for the qualifying competition of the next UEFA European Football Championship.

This decision is suspended for a probationary period running from now until the end of the play-offs for the UEFA EURO 2016 finals.

The RFS has also been fined €120,000. The RFS was facing charges for the improper conduct of its supporters (crowd disturbances), the setting off and throwing of fireworks and the display of illicit banners at last Friday's UEFA EURO 2012 Group A match against the Czech Republic in Wroclaw.

An appeal can be lodged against this decision within three days of the dispatch of the written decision.

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