Euro 2012 - Portugal fined for slow kick off

UEFA fined the German Football Association and its Portuguese counterpart for incidents during the teams' Euro 2012 Group B match on Saturday, the governing body said in a statement.

Reuters

The DFB was fined 10000 Euros (£8,100) after Germany fans threw what appeared to be rolled up pieces of paper at Portugal players on several occasions during the first half.

Their supporters also let off a smoke bomb in the stands during the game, and several announcements were made over the public address system calling for restraint.

Portugal were fined half that amount for delaying the kick-off of the second half in Lviv.

The unusual rule breach was seen in club football this season when UEFA fined Manchester City 30,000 Euros for being one minute late to kick off during their Europa League game against Sporting Lisbon.

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