UEFA punishes 3 east European clubs for fans' racism with orders to close stadium sections



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NYON, Switzerland — UEFA has punished three eastern European clubs for racist behavior by fans at Champions League and Europa League matches last month.

UEFA says Slovan Bratislava, Dynamo Moscow and Ruch Chorzow must close sections of their stadiums at home matches next week.

Slovan hosts BATE Borisov in a Champions league playoff, first-leg match on Wednesday.

UEFA has sanctioned 10 eastern European clubs for racist incidents this season, including Maribor, which hosts Celtic in the Champions League playoffs on Wednesday.

Slovakia champion Slovan was punished for incidents at a third qualifying round home match against Sheriff of Moldova.

In the Europa League, Dynamo was sanctioned after hosting Israel's Hapoel Kiryat Shmona, and Ruch Chorzow of Poland for incidents against Esbjerg of Denmark.

UEFA did not publish details of the latest incidents.

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