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Croatia deducted a point in Euros for swastika gaff


Croatia have been deducted a point from Euro 2016 qualifying Group H as punishment for a swastika painted on the pitch before a match against Italy.

Uefa also fined the Croatian Football Federation (CFF) 100,000 Euros (£70,000) and ordered their next two games to be played in an empty stadium.

Croatia are also barred from holding qualifiers in Split, which hosted the 1-1 draw with Italy on 12 June.

The CFF claim the incident was an act of "sabotage" and can appeal.

Croatia remain top of Group H, a point above Italy, even with the deduction.

The top two teams from each group automatically qualify for next summer's finals in France.


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