World Cup - English and Polish FAs fined for Wembley flares

FIFA has fined both the English and Polish football associations after visiting fans lit flares at Wembley Stadium when their sides met in a World Cup qualifier last month.

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Polish fans light flares during their 2014 World Cup qualifying soccer match against England at Wembley (Reuters)

FIFA fined the English FA £6,800 while their Polish counterpart was fined £21,000 with the world governing body also warning the latter's fans over future conduct.

More than 20,000 Polish fans attended the Wembley encounter, helping create a rare party atmosphere at a venue where England won 2-0 to qualify for next year's finals in Brazil.

Although no England fans used flares, the English FA was punished for its inability to control spectator behaviour at the match.

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