UEFA confirms Montenegro’s defeat to Russia in Euro-2016 Qualifier

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The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) confirmed that the national team of Montenegro had lost to Russia (0:3) in the home match of the Euro-2016 qualifying round, informs the UEFA official website.

The match between Montenegro and Russia, which took place on March 27 in Podgorica, was suspended in the first minute when the Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev was struck on the neck by a flare. He was then taken to hospital for treatment to burns. The match resumed after more than half an hour. In the second half Roman Shirokov missed the penalty, after which Dmitry Kombarov was struck by missiles thrown from the crowd, which led to a melee between the players. German referee Deniz Aytekin decided to stop the match and made the football players leave the field, while Montenegrin fans continued holding flares.

On March 30 the UEFA opened a disciplinary case against the Football Association of Montenegro due to the fact that the fans at the stadium “Gradski” in Podgorica were throwing flares and missiles to the field, which led to the match to be abandoned, reports RIA Novosti.

Text by AMI NOVOSTI-ARMENIA

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