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Scottish FA to get Punished for Croatian Flares

CroatiaThe Scottish Football Association could me made to pay for flares let off by Croatian fans  during the World Cup qualifier earlier this month between the two sides at Hampden Park.

World football governing body FIFA have opened disciplinary proceedings against both the Scottish and Croatian FA’s. Although Scotland fans were not involved in any incidents during their sides 2-0 win over Croatia, they are set to be punished for their failure to prevent travelling supporters from letting off flares and smoke bombs. FIFA rules stipulate that the home association hosting a fixture is responsible for any instances of “improper conduct” within its stadium. FIFA are likely to dish out fines to the Scottish FA and Croatian FA.

“We can confirm that disciplinary proceedings have been opened against the Scottish Football Association and the Croatian Football Federation for incidents that were reported during the preliminary competition match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil between Scotland and Croatia on 15 October 2013,”a  spokesman for the governing body told STV. (pic: Darko Bandic)

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