Hungary fans banned from Poland qualifier after Wembley clashes

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Soccer Football - World Cup - UEFA Qualifiers - Group I - England v Hungary - Wembley Stadium, London, Britain - October 12, 2021 Hungary fans observe with flares aft Roland Sallai scores their archetypal extremity Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine/File Photo

Nov 1 (Reuters) - Hungary fans volition beryllium barred from attending their team's last World Cup qualifier distant to Poland pursuing clashes with police during past month's radical crippled against England astatine Wembley Stadium, satellite soccer's governing assemblage (FIFA) said connected Monday.

Britain's Metropolitan Police said the unit broke retired aft the alleged radical maltreatment of a steward successful the Group I qualifier connected Oct. 12 that ended successful a 1-1 draw.

FIFA connected Monday listed the "lighting of fireworks and deficiency of bid successful the stadium -- improper behaviour by spectators" arsenic the reasons for banning Hungary fans for the Warsaw crippled connected Nov. 15.

They besides fined the Hungarian Football Federation 75,000 Swiss Francs ($82,309.04).

In September, FIFA had asked Hungary to play 2 games down closed doors pursuing the racism faced by England players successful their clash successful Budapest.

Hungary are 4th successful Group I with 11 points from 8 games, 9 points adrift of leaders England and six down Poland.

($1 = 0.9112 Swiss francs)

Reporting by Dhruv Munjal successful Bengaluru; Editing by Ken Ferris

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