Ukraine punished by Uefa after fans' racist behaviour

Ukraine's Olympic Stadium in Kiev
Ukraine went on to qualify for Euro 2016 despite the defeat by Spain

Ukraine will play their next home game in Uefa competition in an empty stadium as punishment for their fans' racist behaviour in a Euro 2016 qualifier.

The Ukraine Football Federation was also fined 97,000 euros (£68,000) following crowd disturbances in a 1-0 defeat by Spain in Kiev in October.

Uefa's charge also related to the use of laser pointers and illicit banners.

Ukraine went on to reach next summer's tournament in France by beating Slovenia in a two-legged play-off.

They have already been ordered to play their next game in Fifa competition behind closed doors, and were last year forced to partially close their home stadium by Uefa for one match after similar disturbances.

On Wednesday, European football's governing body ordered Dynamo Kiev to play their next two European home games in an empty stadium after racist attacks on fans during a Champions League game against Chelsea.

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