ROMANIA have been ordered to play subsequent month’s Nations League recreation with Lithuania behind closed doorways after extra racism by followers.
Banners and chants in the course of the goalless draw with Serbia in Bucharest two weeks in the past noticed Uefa carry fees towards the Romanian FA.
Residence followers held up banners linking refugees to neighbours Hungary and terrorism, whereas there have been additionally banners backing Serbia’s territorial declare to newly-independent Kosovo.
Romania have twice been fined for racism, in 2011 and once more in 2015.
However this time Uefa have bared their tooth, ordering the sport with Lithuania on November, a must-win match for the house facet, be performed with none followers current.
Romania, additionally charged over fireworks set off by followers and pitch invasions in the course of the recreation, had been fined £65,000 along with the stadium closure.
Croatia acquired the same punishment for a 2015 incident the place some supporters crept into the stadium in Break up and mowed a swastika into the turf for a match towards Italy.
It meant that their subsequent Uefa-sanctioned house match, which unbelievably was solely this month, needed to be performed behind closed doorways.
The Three Lions had been their opponents and Gareth Southgate and co needed to face the World Cup silver medallists with out the assistance of any travelling followers contained in the stadium.
Spain might properly be one other nation to be punished in a similar way, after their followers booed in the course of the English nationwide anthem earlier than their Uefa Nations League match.