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Thursday , 19 October 2017

FIFA fines Nigeria N11m for invading pitch, ahead of Nigeria vs Zambia

FIFA has fined Nigeria $31,000 for crowd disorder during last month’s World Cup qualifier against Cameroon in Uyo, which the Super Eagles  won 4-0.

FIFA has fined Nigeria 30,000 Swiss Francs (N11,049,557), after fans invaded the pitch during a 2018 World Cup qualifier.

The game in question, is the 4-0 win over Cameroon at the Godswill Akpabio stadium in Uyo, Akwa Ibom on September 1.

 According to the information on the FIFA website, Nigeria violated article 65 and 67 of the FBC FIFA stadium and security regulations.

Nigeria was charged for “improper conduct amongst spectators (pitch invasions by supporters and invasions of restricted areas by supporters other than the pitch)”.

A similar incident took place on March 29, 2016, when fans ran onto the pitch during Nigeria’s game against Egypt at the Ahmadu Bello stadium in Kaduna.

German football  federation was fined 32,000 Swiss francs ($33,000) because fans chanted Nazi slogans  at a World Cup qualifying game in the Czech Republic.

“The range of charges against Germany included fans encroaching on the field and setting off fireworks at the game in Prague,” FIFA said.

About 200 German supporters chanted slogans during their team’s 2-1 win and verbally abused one of the scorers Timo Werner.

FIFA also fined the Czech federation 5,000 Swiss francs ($5,150) for crowd disorder.

FIFA’s attempts to crack down on fans chanting gay slurs saw seven national federations fined for incidents.

Argentina was ordered to pay 65,000 Swiss francs ($67,000), Panama 50,000 Swiss francs ($51,500), and Hungary 20,000 Swiss francs ($20,600).

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