Foot­ball - FIFA opens case for fire­cracker thrown at Le­wandowski

Malta Independent - - SPORT -

FIFA has opened a case against the Ro­ma­nian soc­cer fed­er­a­tion af­ter a fire­cracker was thrown at Poland striker Robert Le­wandowski dur­ing a World Cup qual­i­fy­ing match. The fire­work ex­ploded close to Le­wandowski's feet as Poland pre­pared to de­fend a sec­ond­half cor­ner dur­ing a 3-0 win in Bucharest on 11 No­vem­ber. The match was stopped for sev­eral min­utes, and the Bay­ern Mu­nich for­ward re­turned af­ter treat­ment to score two late goals. FIFA says it opened dis­ci­plinary pro­ceed­ings with­out giv­ing de­tails of the in­ci­dent at the Na­tional Sta­dium. Fans from both teams clashed in the Ro­ma­nian cap­i­tal around the Group E match, and po­lice used tear gas. The re­turn match is in Warsaw on June 10. Poland leads the six-team group and Ro­ma­nia is fourth.

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