Dinamo Zagreb forced to play in empty stadium

Dinamo Zagreb must play a Europa League home match in an empty stadium after more racist behaviour by its fans. (AP)
September 25, 2013, 12:41 PM

NYON, Switzerland — Dinamo Zagreb must play a Europa League home match in an empty stadium after more racist behaviour by its fans.

UEFA says charges were levelled after Champions League qualifiers away to Austria Vienna and home to FC Sheriff.

The closed-door sanction applies when Dinamo hosts PSV Eindhoven on Oct. 24 in a Europa League group match.

UEFA says a second stadium closure was deferred for a five-year probationary period.

Dinamo was fined 70,250 euros ($95,000), after fans also threw fireworks and the team received one red card and four yellows during the second leg in Vienna.

Dinamo had already been sanctioned for racist chanting at an earlier Champions League qualifier against Fola Esch.

The home match against Sheriff was played with one section of the Maksimir Stadium closed to fans.

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