UEFA has fined the football federations of Russia and Spain for the racist behavior of their fans during Euro 2012 matches.
The Russian Football Union will part with €30,000 after the country’s supporters offended Czech Republic’s black defender Theodor Gebre Selassie, during a group stage match on June 8.
While the Royal Spanish Football Federation is to part with €20,000 for racist chants the fans shouted at the Italian star-striker, Mario Balotelli, on June 10.
The European governing body will now closely watch the Euro 2012 final as Spain and Italy meet again on July 1.
The RFU and RSFF have 24 hours to appeal against the sanctions impose on them.
It’s not the first time Russia has been penalized during Euro 2012, as country was fined €120,000 and handed out a provisional six-point reduction for the fans’ misbehavior in the match against the Czechs.