By Chineze Ogugua
The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has sanctioned the Argentinian Football Association with a fine of 105,000 Swiss Francs and a warning after they violated article 67 paragraphs 2 and 3 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code.
Argentinian supporters were involved in fights, throwing of objects and homophobic and insulting chants.
They also breached the Media and Marketing Regulations by failing to attend a flash interview after the Argentina versus Croatia on the 21st of June.
The FIFA committee also sanctioned the Croatian Football Association with a fine of 13,000 Swiss Francs and a warning for violating article 67 paragraphs 2 and 3 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code in the involvement of Croatian fans in fights and throwing objects during their match against Argentina.
Three players of Switzerland — Granit Xhaka, Xherdan Shaqiri and Stephan Lichtsteiner were also given fines for their goal celebrations.
Xhaka and Shaqiri are to pay in fine 10,000 Swiss Francs each, CHF 10,000, while Lichsteiner is to pay 5,000 Swiss Francs.
Equally, the Football Association of Serbia, the President of the Football Association of Serbia Slavisa Kokeza and coach Mladen Krstajic were sanctioned for the violation of article 67 paragraphs 2 and 3 and article 57of the FIFA Disciplinary Code respectively for the display of discriminatory banners and messages by Serbian supporters and unsporting behaviour through statements made in the aftermath of the Serbia versus Switzerland match.
The football body was fined 54,000 Swiss Francs and a warning while Korkeza and Krstajic were fined 5,000 Swiss Francs and a warning each.
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