NYON, Switzerland (AP) – Croatia's football federation has been fined $80,000 (?56,000) for hooliganism from its fans at a European Championship qualifier after having been previously warned by UEFA that the country's teams face expulsion from international competitions.
UEFA says Croatia fans were responsible for ''crowd disturbances, a pitch invasion, (and) the showing of illicit banners'' during a 2-1 win against Georgia on June 3 in Split.
Media reports say fans chanted fascist slogans and displayed swastikas.
UEFA President Michel Platini visited Croatia in February and said fans would be monitored for one year after a series of violent incidents.
State president Ivo Josipovic committed his government to prepare new laws controlling hooligans.