Russia awarded 3-0 win after crowd trouble in Montenegro,
Uefa has awarded Russia a 3-0 win over Montenegro by forfeit after crowd
violence forced their European Championship qualifying match last month
to be stopped and later abandoned.
The ruling body said its disciplinary panel ordered Montenegro to play
their next home qualifier in an empty stadium. The Montenegro federation
was fined ?50,000.
The Russian federation was also fined ?25,000 for improper conduct by
supporters but Uefa opted not to activate sanctions deferred after disorder
by Russia fans at Euro 2012.
The game on March 27 in Podgorica was called off at 0-0 after 67 minutes
when Russia's Dmitri Kombarov was hit by an object thrown from the stands.
Earlier, play was suspended for 30 minutes after the Russia goalkeeper
Igor Akinfeev was struck on the head by a flare just after kick-off.
8 April, 2015
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The match between Montenegro and Russia was suspended in the first minute
due to the fire thrown from the stand of Montenegro's fans. The fire struck
Russia's goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev. Match abandoned in 67th minute, shortly
after Russia's Roman Shirokov had a penalty saved by Vukasin Poleksic
following crowd disturbances.
Montenegro 0 - 3 Russia
March 27, 2015
Podgorica. Gradski stadium. Attendance 12000.
Referee: Deniz Aytekin (Germany).
Montenegro: Poleksic, Volkov, Vukcevic, Basa, Jovetic, Vucinic (c), Kascelan,
Zverotic, Marusic, Balic (Bakic, 46), Simic.
Coach: Branko Brnovic (MNE).
Russia: Akinfeev (Lodygin, 2), D. Kombarov, Ignashevich, V. Berezutski,
Smolnikov, Zhirkov, Denisov, Shirokov (c), Dzagoev (Torbinskiy, 46), Shatov,
Coach: Fabio Capello (ITA)
Yellow cards: Shatov (15), Denisov (30), Kascelan (52), Vucinic (66).