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UEFA to punish Russian FA

Russian fans ran riot in Wroclaw

Russian fans celebrate at the end of the game© PA Photos

UEFA has confirmed it has opened disciplinary proceedings against the Football Union of Russia for 'the improper conduct of its supporters' at Friday's match against the Czech Republic in Wroclaw.

Anti-racism campaigners claimed after the match that Czech defender Theodor Gebre Selassie was the victim of monkey chants, while fans were caught on camera attacking stewards at the Municipal Stadium.

A statement on UEFA's website read: "After having looked at the security reports and available images, UEFA has today announced that disciplinary proceedings have been opened against the Football Union of Russia (RFS) for the improper conduct of its supporters (crowd disturbances), the setting off and throwing of fireworks and the display of illicit banners at Friday's UEFA EURO 2012 Group A match in Wroclaw between Russia and the Czech Republic. The Control and Disciplinary Body will review the case on Wednesday 13 June.

"In addition, regarding reports of alleged abuse directed at Czech Republic players from Russia fans, UEFA is investigating this further and is working with FARE to collect more evidence."

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