UEFA open probes into Croatia, Turkey Euro 2016 incidents

UEFA has accused Turkey of a pitch invasion, throwing objects and setting off fireworks.

AFP| Updated: Jun 18, 2016, 16:55 PM IST
UEFA open probes into Croatia, Turkey Euro 2016 incidents

Paris​: UEFA began disciplinary procedures Saturday against Croatia and Turkey following flare-throwing incidents at Euro 2016 matches.

Croatian fans hurled flares on to the pitch in Saint Etienne in the 86th minute of the 2-2 draw with Czech Republic on Friday, while Turkish fans let off flares after their 3-0 defeat by Spain in Nice.

UEFA said Croatia was accused of crowd disturbances, racist behaviour, setting off fireworks and throwing objects.

Croatian coach Ante Cacic called the country`s fans "sports terrorists" after the incidents which caused a four-minute halt to the match.

UEFA has accused Turkey of a pitch invasion, throwing objects and setting off fireworks.