FIFA fines Poland, England for World Cup incidents
ZURICH (AP) — FIFA has fined the English and Polish football associations for crowd trouble at their World Cup qualifying match at Wembley Stadium last month.
FIFA says it fined the Polish association 30,000 Swiss francs ($32,760) for “incidents of crowd disturbance” at the Oct. 15 match.
Poland fans lit numerous flares inside the stadium, and one visiting fan ran on to the field during the match.
FIFA fined the English FA 10,000 Swiss francs ($10,920) for allowing the incidents.
FIFA rules hold host nations responsible for security inside their stadiums.
England won 2-0 to qualify for the World Cup as winners of Group H.