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UEFA Reduces Punishment Over Rowdy Hungarian Fans

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.11.18.

European football association UEFA has reduced its earlier sanction under which the Hungarian national team was to play three European matches behind closed doors to two matches, with the restriction concerning the second match suspended for two years, Hungarian association MLSZ said on its website on Wednesday.

UEFA passed its original decision on July 9, over “discriminative behaviours” by fans of the Hungarian team. The European federation also fined MLSZ 100,000 euros.

MLSZ appealed against the July decision saying that fans during the contested matches in Budapest and Munich had “mostly” behaved decently.

UEFA Orders Three Games in Hungary to be Held Behind Closed Doors Due to 'Discriminatory' Incidents
UEFA Orders Three Games in Hungary to be Held Behind Closed Doors Due to 'Discriminatory' Incidents

"The committee that makes a decision like that is a pitiful and cowardly body, ...they should be ashamed of themselves," the Foreign Minister previously commented.Continue reading

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