Germany and Portugal fined by UEFA

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German fans threw screwed-up paper on the pitch in Lviv
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German fans threw screwed-up paper on the pitch in Lviv

Germany and Portugal have been fined by UEFA over the behaviour of their fans during their opening European Championship match on Saturday night.

The German Football Association (DFB) was docked 10,000 euro (£8,092) for "the throwing of missiles" by their supporters during the Group B match in Lviv.

German supporters threw screwed-up paper at Portugal's players during some corner kicks at the Arena Lviv and let off a smoke bomb in the stands.

They were repeatedly warned over the public address system that such acts could result in their ejection, sanctions for their team and even abandonment of the match.

The Portuguese Football Association (FPF) was fined 5,000 euro (£4,046) for a delayed kick-off to the second half at the same game, a rule breach that got Manchester City a 30,000 euro fine in the Europa League this season.

UEFA said in a statement: "The German Football Association has today been fined 10,000 euros by the UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body for the throwing of missiles by its supporters at last Saturday's UEFA EURO 2012 Group B match between Germany and Portugal in Lviv.

"The Portuguese Football Association has been fined 5,000 euros for a delayed kick-off to the second half at the same match."

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