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Liverpool fined by UEFA for Europa League final crowd trouble

Published 25/07/2016 | 16:11

Liverpool and Sevilla have been fined for crowd disturbances at the Europa League final in May
Liverpool and Sevilla have been fined for crowd disturbances at the Europa League final in May

Liverpool have been fined 16,000 euros (13,408) by UEFA following crowd trouble before and during their UEFA Europa League final against Sevilla in Basle in May.

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UEFA's Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body announced the sanction which related specifically to crowd disturbances, the setting off of fireworks, and an illicit banner.

Sevilla, who won the match 3-1, were fined 17,000 euros (£14,242) for their part in the disturbances, which involved crowd disturbances and the throwing of objects.

A small numbers of supporters clashed behind one of the goals shortly before kick-off, with many fans blaming poor segregation for the problems.

There was also criticism of UEFA's choice of the St Jakob-Park stadium, which with its capacity of just 35,000 was the smallest chosen to host a major European final.

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