Euro 2012 championships

All the latest news and updates from the Euro 2012 championships in Poland and the Ukraine

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Croatia fined 80,000 euros for racist chanting

The Croatian football federation have been fine 80,000 euros for racist chanting by fans during Euro 2012, Uefa have said.

A statement said: "The Croatian Football Federation has been fined 80,000 euros for the setting-off and throwing of fireworks, and the improper conduct of supporters (racist chants, racist symbols) at the UEFA Euro 2012 Group C match against Italy in Poznan on Thursday 14 June."

Bookmaker to pay Bendtner's 'pantsgate' fine

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BREAKING: inspired by your Twitter feedback, we have agreed to pay the barmy €100k fine that #UEFA dished out Niklas Bendtner #pantsgate

Bendtner, 24, was found guilty of improper conduct by European football's governing body after he revealed the logo of the betting company on his underpants as he celebrated his goal against Portugal on June 13th.

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Ireland: 'We weren't good enough'

Ireland fans after the final whistle. Credit: Press Association

The Irish Euro 2012 team have apologised to their fans for their dismal performance in the competition. Ireland striker Jonathan Walter told ITV Sport the team were simply were not good enough:

"At the end of the day it's the result that matters we came to the tournament and we haven't even got a point. It's not good enough"

Ireland's goal keeper Shay Given looks up at fans after conceding defeat. Credit: Press Association

Fans take Sol Campbell's coffin comment literally

England fans with the coffin they bought in Donetsk, Ukraine Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

Some England fans poked fun at warnings about their safety after reports that racist attacks were possible in Poland and Ukraine, the hosts of the Euro 2012 football championship.

Referencing footballer Sol Campbell's pre-tournament claim that fans could "come back in a coffin," they bought a coffin and carried in through the streets of Donetsk in Ukraine.

Ireland fans do 'the Poznan'

Irish supporters turn their backs on the match Credit: REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler

Irish supporters linked arms and turned their back to the pitch during the Euro 2012 match between Italy and Ireland at the city stadium in Poznan in Poland this evening. Follow the match here.

The mass celebration was a nod to the city's home team whose fans started the practice, which has become known in the UK as doing "the Poznan".

Bendtner receives fine and ban after pants logo celebration

Bendtner's goal celebration involved running with the waistband of his underwear visible. Credit: REUTERS/Eddie Keogh

Denmark and Arsenal player Nicklas Bendtner has been fined and suspended for one match after he revealed a sponsor's logo during his country's Group B match against Portugal.

The striker's goal celebration involved revealing the waistband of his boxer shorts, which carried the name of bookmaker Paddy Power.

The Dane will be fined €100,000 for improper conduct and will be banned for one competitive international match.

Displaying the sponsorship would appear to be a violation of UEFA rules on ambush marketing.

The 24-year-old forward can lodge an appeal within three days.

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Ireland's Damien Duff named captain for 100th appearance

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Big day for Duffer as he picks up his 100th cap and wears the captain's armband against Italy tonight! #COYBIG #FAIeuro http://t.co/IzHyavZb

Damien Duff will captain Ireland tonight to mark his 100th international cap.

His team takes on Italy as Euro 2012's Group C draws to a close.

See full coverage of the build up to this game at ITV Sport.

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