Euro 2024 teams hit with more than €1.2m in fines by UEFA


National football associations represented in this summer’s European Championship have been fined more than €1.2million by organisers UEFA during the tournament group stages.

The fines, which total €1,293,645 (£1,097,328; $1,635,123), relate to the national side’s supporters during the matches, but host nation Germany were fined twice for their failure of “protection of the playing area” — relating to supporters entering the pitch in the game — during Portugal’s group stage matches against Turkey and Georgia respectively.

Eight teams — Hungary, Switzerland, Croatia, Albania, Poland, Serbia, Romania and Belgium — received fines for their fans’ behaviour during all three of their respective group-stage matches.

21 of the 24 nations were fined at least one during the group stages, with only France, Spain and Slovakia not being fined by European football’s governing body.

Croatia were the nation to accumulate the highest fines (€220,875) with Balkan neighbours Albania (€171,375) and Serbia (€166,625) completing the top three.


The use of fireworks and flares by fans led to multiple fines in the group stages (Catherine Ivill – AMA/Getty Images)

While the majority of the fines distributed throughout the tournament were for offences of throwing objects onto the pitch, the use of pyrotechnics — including fireworks and flares — also saw multiple teams fined.

Both Albania and Serbia were also fined for “transmitting a message unfit for a sports event”, relating to flags on display relating to border territory of the nations.

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England were fined a total of €12,500, the 18th highest of the 24 teams, comprised of a €2,500 fine for throwing objects during the 1-1 draw against Denmark and a €10,000 fine for “disturbances during the national anthems” ahead of the 0-0 draw against Slovenia.

Scotland’s total of €9,000 in fines came from a €5,625 fine for throwing objects in the 5-1 defeat to Germany and a further €3,375 for a similar offence in the game against Switzerland.

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(Top photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images)



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