Nigeria's World Cup Opponents Get FIFA Fine
The world football governing body, FIFA is not smiling at all and they are coming hard on all offenders.
While the Nigeria Football Federation are still biting their fingers having been slammed with a fine of over N2m for fielding an ineligible player in the country's last World Cup qualifying game against Algeria, one of Nigeria's World Cup group opponents, Croatia have been hit with a bigger fine.
The Croatia Football Federation (HNS) have been fined for the inappropriate behavior of their fans during their World Cup qualifier against Greece on November 9, 2017.
The penalty comes as the HNS were found to have been in breach of Articles 58, 65 and 67 of FIFA's security rules.
The Croatian Federation were fined N10.9m (30,000 Swiss francs) for the incident that occurred at Stadion Maksimir (Zagreb), but the outcome of the game will remain valid.
Nigeria will be starting out their campaign at the Russia 2018 World Cup against Croatia and many wait to see who among the 'ex-FIFA convict' will triumph.
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