October 26, 2018 / 9:47 AM / 24 days ago

Soccer-Romania to play behind closed doors after racist incidents

ZURICH, Oct 26 (Reuters) - Romania must play next month’s home match against Lithuania behind closed doors following “racist behaviour” in the crowd during the game against Serbia, UEFA said on Friday.

UEFA said the Romanian football federation had also been fined 50,000 euros ($56,835) for what it said were racist banners and chants during the 0-0 draw at Bucharest’s National Stadium on Oct. 14.

The federation was fined a further 23,000 euros for a pitch invasion and fireworks set off by fans.

Romania host Lithuania on Nov. 17 in their final group match in the third tier of the Nations League.

$1 = 0.8797 euros Writing by Brian Homewood Editing by Amlan Chakraborty

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