UEFA has punished Zenit St. Petersburg for fans honouring war criminal Ratko Mladic with an order to close part of its stadium in the Europa League Round of 32.
UEFA says the Russian club is guilty of "racist behavior" and must pay a €10,000 fine.
Zenit fans unfurled the 10-meter long banner behind one goal during a group-stage win last month against Vardar Skopje of Macedonia.
It was played one day after former Bosnian Serb military chief Mladic was convicted by a United Nations tribunal...
The Russian Football Union has asked UEFA to pick St. Petersburg as host for the opening match of the 2020 European Championship.
UEFA's executive committee will choose a host on Dec. 7 for the showpiece opener of a tournament being co-hosted by 13 countries.
The decision will come two days after the International Olympic Committee will weigh banning Russia from the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang because of state-backed doping at Sochi in 2014.
St. Petersburg's Krestovsky Stadium hosted...
NYON, Switzerland -- Russian club Zenit St. Petersburg are facing a UEFA racism charge after their fans displayed a large banner honouring convicted war criminal Ratko Mladic.
Two Serbian clubs, Red Star Belgrade and Partizan Belgrade, were also charged for similar offenses of supporting Mladic at Europa League games on Thursday.
UEFA said Friday that all three clubs face charges of "racist behavior." No dates were set for disciplinary hearings.
Zenit fans unfurled the banner, about 10 metres in...