Croatia to appeal crowd ban….

Ivan Rakitic of Croatia

The football association of Croatia say they will appeal against a UEFA decision ordering them to play their Euro 2016 qualifier at home to Italy behind closed doors in June after crowd trouble last month. UEFA made the decision after fans set off and threw missiles during a Group H match against Norway at Stadion Maksimir in Zagreb on 28 March. Football association president and former Arsenal striker Davor Suker said: “For us, the game with Norway was a step forward. Only six firecrackers went off, but it obviously wasn’t enough. “We have to find the culprits and punish them. We already have footage to identify them. We know what UEFA’s next moves will be – deduction of points and a ban from major international tournaments.”

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