FIFA fines, warns Oman over Olympic crowd trouble

Updated: 19 April 2012 16:20 IST

FIFA has fined Oman after its fans forced a London Olympic qualifier to be stopped by hurling objects onto the field.

Zurich:

FIFA has fined Oman after its fans forced a London Olympic qualifier to be stopped by hurling objects onto the field.

FIFA says it ordered the Oman Football Association to pay $13,060 in fines and legal costs, and cautioned the Gulf state about fans' future conduct.

Oman hosts Australia in June when Asian qualifying for the 2014 World Cup resumes.

FIFA acted after fans disrupted Oman's 3-0 loss against South Korea at Seeb Stadium on Feb. 22. The match referee halted play for seven minutes while police restored order, and the field was cleared of fireworks and other debris.

South Korea advanced to the 16-nation Olympic tournament.

Oman faces Senegal in a playoff on Monday in Coventry, England.

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