FIFA fines Croatia over fans' abuse of Canadian goalkeeper

FIFA on Wednesday sanctioned World Cup quarter finalists Croatia following abuse by their fans targeting Canada's goalkeeper Milan Borjan.

A disciplinary inquiry fined the Croatian federation 50,000 Swiss francs (50,674 euros, $53,000)

In relation to the behaviour of Croatian supporters during the Croatia v. Canada FIFA World Cup match on 27 November

During the match in Doha, Croatia fans verbally insulted Borjan, an ethnic Serb, who was born in Croatia but fled the country as a child.

They also brandished banners, including one which referred to a 1995 military operation that ended Croatia's independence war.

During and after the operation more than 200,000 ethnic Serbs fled the country, including Borjan's family.

Croatia's punishment comes 48 hours before they take on Brazil in the last eight on Friday.

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