Euro 2020 qualifiers: Hungary, Slovakia and Romania’s stadiums banned by UEFA
The three football playing nations’ (Hungary, Slovakia, Romania) stadiums banned by European Soccer’s governing body UEFA on Monday, due to racist behaviour by their fans.
Both Slovakia and Hungary will play their home matches of Euro 2020 qualifiers behind closed doors due to racism incident.
On September 9, during the Euro 2020 qualifier match between Slovakia and Hungary at Groupama Arena, Budapest, Hungary fans light flares after Szoboszlai’s goal. Hungary’s fans also threw different objects during the match.
After this incident, the police came into action and handled the whole matter. In this match, Slovakia beat home team Hungary by 2-1. Both Hungary and Slovakia’s football federation was sanctioned by European Soccer’s governing body. UEFA fined 20,000 euros to Slovakia while Hungary was fined 67,125 euros.
Currently, both Hungary and Slovakia have nine points in Euro 2020 qualifiers. Slovakia’s next home game is on October 10 against Wales while Hungary’s next game on home soil is on October 13 against Azerbaijan. These matches will be played behind closed doors.
Romania also gets
The European football’s governing body announced that Romania will play their next two home games in a near-empty stadium. UEFA fined 83,000 euros to Romania. UEFA sanctioned Romania for the racist comments by their supporters.
A few days ago, Romanian fans passed racist chants and showed offensive banners in the match between Romania and Spain. Same like Spain’s game, Romanian fans passed racist chants in the game against Malta. Romania’s next game on their home soil is against Norway on October 15.