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Bosnia and Poland Warned by FIFA Over Hooliganism

  • AP, Friday, May 15, 2009 2:30 PM
FIFA has warned Bosnia-Herzegovina and Poland they face ejection from the World Cup if their fans continue to display hooliganism. On Friday the world soccer governing body fined Bosnia's soccer federation $45,000 and Poland's federation $22,500 for unruly fan behavior during World Cup qualifying on March 28.

Bosnia fans interrupted a qualifier in Belgium for eight minutes by launching flares onto the field. A fan also ran onto the field. During a Northern Ireland match, Poland fans threw flares on the field and hurled objects at police. FIFA said both teams could face "a points deduction or elimination" next time.

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