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UEFA blasts €100,000 fine on FC Cologne, gives stadium ban to OGC Nice

FC Cologne and OGC Nice receives fine and stadium ban respectively, following brawl by fans of both clubs which had delayed their game for 55mins.

UEFA have confirmed a hefty fine of €100,000 for FC Köln for the crowd trouble caused against French side OGC Nice in the Europa Conference League on September 8.

The Bundesliga side are also banned from selling tickets for their next two away games in Europe, against Partizan Belgrade and FC Slovácko, for “lighting of fireworks, throwing of objects and crowd disturbances.”

Nice, meanwhile, have also been banned from selling tickets for their next away fixture for a number of offences including “racist behaviour, throwing of objects, lighting of fireworks and crowd disturbances”.

It was gathered that about 32 people were injured as Nice and FC Köln fans clashed ahead of their Europa Conference League game.

According to AFP, this figure includes two police officers and a steward, which resulted in four people being hospitalized.

Fellow Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt were also fined €15,000 and handed a one-year suspension for their racist behavior against Marseille in the Europa League.

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