Sunday 23 April 2017

UEFA set to take action against Turkey after fans set off flares following loss to Spain

Turkey supporters cheer prior to the Euro 2016 group D football match between Spain and Turkey at the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice on June 17, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / BORIS HORVATBORIS HORVAT/AFP/Getty Images
Turkey supporters cheer prior to the Euro 2016 group D football match between Spain and Turkey at the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice on June 17, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / BORIS HORVATBORIS HORVAT/AFP/Getty Images

Turkey are expected to be the latest country to face disciplinary action from UEFA after flares were lit by fans following their 3-0 Euro 2016 loss to Spain in Nice.

Flares were seen inside the stadium after the final whistle in the Stade de Nice. Press Association Sport understands UEFA will open disciplinary proceedings once it has received reports from match officials.

UEFA has already handed Russia a suspended disqualification from the tournament following violence inside the Stade Velodrome in Marseille after their 1-1 draw with England.

Disciplinary proceedings have also been opened against Albania, Croatia, Turkey, Hungary and Romania for various crowd disturbances, with each case involving the use of fireworks.

On Friday, UEFA confirmed it would open further proceedings against Croatia after their 2-2 draw with the Czech Republic was held up by the throwing of several flares on to the pitch.

Press Association

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