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Trouble ahead for Portugal, Hungary and Belgium as Uefa open disciplinary probes

There were three separate incidents of crowd disturbance at Euro 2016 yesterday.

Hungary fans after their team's draw with Iceland.
Hungary fans after their team's draw with Iceland.
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UEFA HAS OPENED disciplinary proceedings against Portugal, Hungary and Belgium for incidents in their Euro 2016 matches yesterday.

Portugal are charged with allowing a pitch invasion, Hungary for allowing crowd disturbances and other offences and Belgium for their fans setting off fireworks and throwing objects.

A fan ran on to the pitch in Portugal’s 0-0 draw with Austria at the Parc des Princes in Paris on Saturday and posed for a selfie with Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.

In Marseille, Hungarian fans clashed with stewards in the Stade Velodrome as they tried to climb a fence to join up with another group of Hungarians before the 1-1 draw with Iceland.

Hungary are also accused of allowing its fans to set off fireworks and throwing objects. The punishment in that case will be announced on Tuesday.

Belgium also face charges after their supporters threw fireworks and other objects during the 3-0 win over Ireland in Bordeaux.

Uefa said it is yet to decide a date for its disciplinary committee to meet on the cases of Belgium and Portugal.

- © AFP, 2016

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