Russia given suspended deduction
Russia have been given a suspended six-point deduction for their 2016 European Championship qualifying campaign.
Russia will spend the next three-and-a-half years playing under the threat of a six-point deduction after UEFA got tough over the behaviour of their fans.
The Football Union of Russia (RFS) were also fined 120,000 euros (£96,761) for the violent, offensive and unsafe conduct of their supporters during their opening Euro 2012 Group A match against Czech Republic on Friday.
It got worse for the RFS on Wednesday evening when UEFA opened disciplinary proceedings against them over the behaviour of their fans in Tuesday night's game against co-hosts Poland.
And there could be further sanctions to come, with UEFA confirming they were still investigating allegations Czech defender Theodor Gebre Selassie was subjected to monkey chanting in Friday's match.
Announcing the punishment for incidents in that game, UEFA said in a statement: "The UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body has today decided to impose a deduction of six points on the Football Union of Russia (RFS) in the qualifying round of the next UEFA European Football Championship.
"This decision is suspended for a probationary period running from now until the end of the play-offs of the next UEFA European Football Championship (UEFA Euro 2016).
"The Football Union of Russia (RFS) has also been fined 120,000 euros.
"The RFS was facing charges for the improper conduct of its supporters (crowd disturbances), the setting off and throwing of fireworks and the display of illicit banners at last Friday's UEFA Euro 2012 Group A match against the Czech Republic in Wroclaw.
"An appeal can be lodged against this decision within three days of the dispatch of the written decision."
UEFA opened disciplinary proceedings 24 hours after Russia's 4-1 win in Wroclaw on Friday night.
Violence erupted at the game when a handful of stewards were attacked by large group of fans in a walkway in the 40,000-capacity Municipal Stadium.
Supporters in the stands also set off and threw fireworks, as well as displaying a nationalist 'Russian Empire' flag, something which has been associated with the far right.
An "illicit banner" at last night's game has also landed the RFS in hot water, with fans inside the National Stadium in Warsaw displaying a giant 'This is Russia' flag, something that could be deemed to relate to the decades of Moscow control over Poland during the Cold War.
UEFA, who also opened proceedings against the co-hosts, said in a statement tonight: "UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against the Polish Football Association (PZPN) for setting off fireworks at last night's UEFA Euro 2012 Group A match against Russia in Warsaw.
"Disciplinary proceedings have also been opened against the Football Union of Russia (RFS) for setting off and throwing fireworks, displaying illicit banners and the invasion of the pitch by a supporter."
UEFA said the incidents would not impact on Russia's suspended six-point deduction and that the new cases would be dealt with on Sunday.
The build-up to last night's match was also marred by by violence outside the stadium, trouble flaring after a march by thousands of Russia supporters came under attack by masked hooligans.
It led to 184 arrests, while, according to reports, at least 24 people were injured, including 10 police officers.
UEFA said: "UEFA condemns the isolated incidents that occurred yesterday in Warsaw prior to and after the Poland-Russia match, when some groups of known troublemakers pelted the police with missiles and attacked fans irrespective of the team they were supporting. Those arrested and charged will have to be dealt with by the relevant authorities.
"UEFA's philosophy is to create a welcoming environment coupled with a low-profile approach to policing. The focus should be on facilitating the enjoyment of the matches by genuine football fans and isolating the tiny percentage of troublemakers. UEFA is in a constant dialogue with the public authorities in order to achieve this aim.
"UEFA is determined that the overwhelmingly peaceful and festive atmosphere that has so far pervaded at UEFA Euro 2012 will be continued right up to and including the final in Kiev on Sunday 1 July."
Today's sanctions are a huge embarrassment for Russia, who are increasing pressure to deal with fan problems, having been named hosts for the 2018 World Cup.
The RFS had urged fans to behave after the Czech Republic game but their appeals appeared to fall on deaf ears.