FIFA issue ban on Hungary supporters following crowd trouble during England clash at Wembley

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FIFA have issued a ban on Hungary supporters attending their nation’s upcoming World Cup qualifier against Poland following crowd trouble during last month’s meeting with England at Wembley.

As a result, fans will not be allowed to watch their team in action when Marco Rossi takes his side to Warsaw on Sunday November 15.

Britain’s Metropolitan Police said the violence broke out after the alleged racial abuse of a steward in the Group I qualifier on Oct. 12 that ended in a 1-1 draw.

FIFA on Monday listed the “lighting of fireworks and lack of order in the stadium -- improper conduct by spectators” as the reasons for banning Hungary fans for the Warsaw game on Nov. 15.

They also fined the Hungarian Football Federation 75,000 Swiss Francs ($82,309.04 or roughly £60, 288.03).

In September, FIFA had asked Hungary to play two games behind closed doors following the racism faced by England players in their clash in Budapest.

Hungary are fourth in Group I with 11 points from eight games, nine points adrift of leaders England and six behind Poland.

Additional reporting from Reuters

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