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Poland charged with fan racism by UEFA; Czech Republic, Ukraine face crowd charges

Gab Marcotti says Federico Chiesa and Jack Bonaventura turned the tide for Italy in their draw with Poland, but the first half raised concerns.

UEFA has charged Poland with fan racism in a Nations League game, while the Czech Republic and Ukraine face charges for crowd unrest.

These are the first disciplinary cases involving Europe's newest international competition. UEFA didn't specify what Polish fans are alleged to have done in Friday's 1-1 draw with Italy, but said the case would be heard Sept. 21.

Both the Czech Republic and Ukraine are charged over pitch invasions in their game Thursday, while Ukraine's fans are also accused of crowd...


Ukraine FA offers job to Croatian coach sacked after win over Russia

The Football Federation of Ukraine (FFU) has offered a job to the member of Croatia's coaching staff sacked for dedicating his country's World Cup victory over Russia to the people of Ukraine.

Ognjen Vukojevic, a coaching assistant and former Croatia international, posted a video on social media in which he and defender Domagoj Vida dedicated the win to Ukraine.

Ukraine has a long-running political conflict with Russia, which centres on the disputed territory of Crimea, and Vukojevic said on the...

FIFA Facebook page inundated with messages from angry Ukraine fans

Ukraine supporters have flooded FIFA's Facebook page with over 158,000 comments, most saying "Glory to Ukraine," after Croatia's assistant coach was fined for a video in which he used the same slogan.

FIFA hit Ognjen Vukojevic with a $15,000 fine and a warning for posting the clip, which also included Croatian defender Domagoj Vida, after they beat Russia in their World Cup quarterfinal on Saturday.

Both men have played for Ukrainian club Dynamo Kiev. Croatia's Football Federation later sacked...


Ukrainian goalkeeper sacked for supporting Russia World Cup win apologises

Ukrainian goalkeeper Mikhail Gotra has apologised after having his contract with FC Karpaty terminated for cheering on Russia on his Instagram page.

Gotra, 18, posted a Russia flag, accompanied by the word "bravo!" and a photoshopped image of himself with a moustache, contributing to a viral campaign originated in Russia in support of the national head coach Stanislav Cherchesov.

"I've been giving my all to sports all my conscious life," Gotra said in a post on Instagram. "I've always stayed away...