UEFA are "looking into" claims a banana was thrown on to the pitch during Italy's European Championship game against Croatia on Thursday.

A photographer was reported to have witnessed a steward retrieving a banana in the 1-1 Group C draw in Poznan as well as hearing monkey chants directed at Italy striker Mario Balotelli.

European football's governing body confirmed they were aware of the claims, telling Press Association Sport: "We are looking into the reports."

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