Croatia are braced for more action from UEFA as they were plunged into arguably the European Championship's most serious racism row yet.

The Croatian Football Federation (HNS) were on Friday hit with a 25,000 euro (£20,298) fine after their fans set off and threw fireworks and missiles, and a supporter invaded the pitch, during Sunday's win over Republic of Ireland.

The HNS could face further action following a repeat against Italy on Thursday night, but that is nothing compared to what might await them if their fans are deemed to have racially abused Mario Balotelli.

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