Russia's costly Euro 2012 championship continued Thursday as its soccer federation was fined €30,000 ($37,260) for the racist behavior of some of its fans during the Group A game against the Czech Republic.
The fine, imposed for racist chants aimed at Czech defender Theodor Gebre Selassie, who is of Ethiopian origin, takes Russia's total fines for the tournament to €225,000.
UEFA also imposed a €20,000 fine on the Spanish federation for its fans' racist chants at Italy's Mario Balotelli during the Group C clash.
Spain has a day to appeal while Russia has three.
The fines are light in comparison to the Croatian Football Federation, which was fined €80,000 ($100,000) earlier in the tournament after a UEFA-backed racism monitoring group said up to 500 fans racially abused Balotelli during the countries' match on June 14.
The size of the fine handed down to Croatia was criticized, as it was less than the €100,000 fine and one-match suspension given to Denmark's Nicklas Bendtner, who flashed a sponsored waistband on his underpants during a goal celebration.
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