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Friday, 23 June, 2000, 18:19 GMT 19:19 UK
Yugoslavia hit by fine
Yugoslavia: paying the price for trouble
Yugoslavia: paying the price for trouble
Yugoslavia have been fined 48,500 by Uefa following ugly incidents at the end of their ill-tempered Group C clash with Spain on Wednesday.

The European governing body's disciplinary committee also suspended Yugoslav midfielder Slavisa Jokanovic for one game, their quarter-final with the Dutch on Sunday, after he was sent off in the match which Spain won 4-3.

One Yugoslav fan ran onto the field to try to attack French referee Gilles Veissiere but was manhandled away by Yugoslav striker Savo Milosevic.

The incident sparked more trouble in the crowd at the end of the game and referee Veissiere was hit above the eye by a coin thrown from a section of the Yugoslav fans.


Announcing the punishment, Uefa said in a statement: "The decision was based on a series of incidents which took place during the match and immediately after the final whistle.

"A total of 13 flares were lit in the stands after Yugoslavia's three goals and another was thrown onto the pitch after a Yugoslav player was cautioned,

"In addition, a young Yugoslav supporter ran onto the pitch after Slavisa Jokanovic was red-carded in the 63rd minute and another came on after the final whistle.

The findings also stressed the bad conduct of the Yugoslav players


"Both had to be restrained by players from assaulting the referee.

"Moments after the second pitch invasion, as the referee approached the dressing room, he was struck and wounded by a coin thrown from a sector where tickets had been assigned to the Yugoslav national association.

"The findings also stressed the bad conduct of the Yugoslav players and previous records in terms of order within the stadium and improper conduct of the team."

Yugoslavia had Sinisa Mihajlovic ejected against Slovenia, Mateja Kezman against Norway and Jokanovic against Spain.


They also had four players yellow carded against Norway, which earned them a 2,400, and, apart from Jokanovic, had four more players cautioned against Spain.

Romania have also been fined 2,800 after five players were cautioned in their final group game against England.

The Germans were fined 1,600 after four players were cautioned in the 3-0 loss to Portugal.

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