FIFA sanctions hosts Russia, 3 others, warns Egypt over Salah
In a circular it put out on Sunday in Moscow, FIFA imposed a fine of 10,000 Swiss Francs on and handed a warning to the Football Union of Russia.
The disciplinary measures were for the display of a discriminatory banner during the match between Uruguay and Russia.
FIFA also warned and imposed a fine of 20,000 Swiss Francs on the Football Association of Serbia for the display of a political and offensive banner.
The offence was committed during the match between Serbia and Brazil.
The Mexican Football Federation was also fined 15,000 Swiss Francs and warned for crowd disturbance by its team’s supporters.
The supporters had thrown objects during the match between Mexico and Sweden.
A hefty fine of 65,000 Swiss Francs, as well as a warning, was handed to the Moroccan Football Association for some incidents recorded during the match between Spain and Morocco.
“Six members of the Morocco technical staff forced their way into the pitch after the final whistle; 13 officials were present in the technical area, even when the maximum allowed is 11.
“There was also crowd disturbance by Moroccan fans who threw objects during the match,’’ the committee said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the committee has since the c ommencement of the competition been handing down several fines and warnings to teams, national associations and players.
It had fined three Swiss players — Xherdan Shaqiri, Granit Xhaka and Stephan Lichtsteiner — for celebrating inappropriately.
A number of national associations were also sanctioned for not ensuring their fans were orderly, while others were punished for their team’s supporters displaying political banners and flags.