UEFA to investigate two alleged racism incidents at Euro 2012

Wroclaw: UEFA has revealed plans to investigate alleged racist chanting during the Russia v Czech Republic and Spain v Italy games in the opening set of Euro 2012 group fixtures.

Czech full-back Theodor Gebre Selassie claimed he had "noticed" some racist chanting aimed towards him during their 4-1 loss against Russia.

Italy forward Mario Balotelli, meanwhile, was reportedly the subject of racist abuse during his side`s 1-1 draw against the current European and world champions.

Neither national team made an official complaint to Uefa, but European football`s governing body has confirmed new information has made an official investigation viable.

A statement released by the organisation read: "Following the provision of new independent information [Tuesday], regarding the two cases of alleged racist chanting in the Spain-Italy and Russia-Czech Republic matches, UEFA is now conducting further investigations.

"There are, however, no disciplinary proceedings opened at this moment in time."

Goal.com/Shane Farrington

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