The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has fined the Croatia Football Federation CHF 30,000 for the racist behaviour of some of their supporters at the 10 September 2008 Croatia v. England preliminary competition match of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™.
The Croatian Football Federation was found guilty of a violation of article 58, paragraph 2 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code, and received a warning regarding its future conduct according to article 13. Further infringements of article 58 would lead to more severe sanctions by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee.
Racism has no place in football. FIFA is determined to continue broadcasting this message around the globe and deploying all of the means at its disposal to eliminate this form of discrimination.