European football’s governing body said it was taking action against the German football federation (DFB) over the behaviour of its supporters during the match with Denmark.
“The DFB is charged with the setting off of fireworks and the improper conduct of supporters (display of inappropriate banners and symbols and inappropriate chanting),” Uefa said in a statement. The case will be heard on Saturday.
Germany, beaten finalists in Euro 2008, won Sunday’s match 2-1, taking them through to a quarter-final meeting with 2004 champions Greece on Friday.
The latest disciplinary proceedings are the third of the tournament for the DFB. Uefa last week fined it €10,000 after missiles were thrown onto the pitch during Germany’s opening match with Portugal on June 9. A ruling is awaited for similar incidents at the country’s match with the Netherlands on June 13.
Divers search river for missing Irish fan
Police in central Poland have drafted in more than 100 officers and specialist divers to hunt for an Irish football fan who has not been seen for more than 48 hours.
James Nolan was reported missing on Sunday afternoon when he failed to return to his hotel after breaking off from a group during a night out watching football and drinking in a pub.
Croatia defeat sparks violence
Police in the divided Bosnian town of Mostar used tear gas to disperse a group of Croatia supporters angered by their team’s loss to Spain.
Two policemen were injured and several hooligans arrested. Bosnian Croat football fans cheer on the national team of Croatia, which most of them consider their homeland, while Muslims generally support their opponents.
Published In The Express Tribune, June 20th, 2012.