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SFA fined over flares at Scotland v Ukraine World Cup qualifier

The game's governing body issued a four-figure fine over the lighting of pyrotechnics at the June play-off.

SFA fined over flares at Scotland v Ukraine World Cup qualifying play-off at Hampden SNS Group
Fined: Tartan Army let off flares during Ukraine defeat.

The Scottish Football Association has been fined after flares were let off in the crowd during Scotland’s defeat to Ukraine in their World Cup qualifier at Hampden.

FIFA issued the £1,712 fine over a breach of the order and security of matches – lighting of fireworks – under article 16 of the game’s disciplinary code.

Ukraine beat Steve Clarke’s men 3-1 on June 1 in their first competitive game since the country was invaded by Russia.

The game had been delayed and moved from its earlier date as a result of the ongoing conflict.

Ukraine went on to lose to Wales in the final play-off round.

The game’s governing body has now revealed that the SFA would be fined over the incident.

Meanwhile the Welsh Football Federation has been fined over £12,000 for flares in the crowd and supporters entering the field of play during their win over Ukraine.

Australia and Peru have also been fined £4,000 each for their teams’ misconduct before their World Cup playoff.

Scotland face another double header against Ukraine in September with games on September 21 at Hampden and the away leg on September 27 sandwiching a game against Republic of Ireland in Glasgow on September 24.

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