Romania will have to play its next competitive game behind closed doors and its soccer association has been fined by UEFA for racist chants and banners at a Nations League game.
UEFA says the Romanian soccer association was fined 50,000 euros ($57,080) for the racist behavior of its supporters and another 23,000 euros ($26,250) for fans invading the field and lighting fireworks at the national stadium in Bucharest.
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UEFA previously said the “racist behavior” included incidents targeting Romanian neighbour Hungary when the national team played to a 0-0 draw against Serbia on October 14.
Romania fans also held up a banner linking refugees to terrorism, and a video posted on social media showed fans chanting a slogan supporting Serbia’s territorial claim to Kosovo.
Romania hosts Lithuania in the UEFA Nations League on November 17.
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