UEFA fines England over crowd disturbances in Euro qualifier

NYON, Switzerland -- UEFA has fined England, Lithuania, Scotland and Poland over crowd issues in European Championship qualifiers earlier this month.

England were fined €15,000 ($16,510) over crowd disturbances in the 3-0 victory over Lithuania in Vilnius on Oct. 12.

The Lithuanian federation must pay UEFA €20,000 after also being found guilty of crowd disturbances and for breaching ticketing regulations and blocking stairways.

The heaviest sanctions announced on Friday by UEFA related to Scotland's 2-2 home draw with Poland on Oct. 8.

Poland were fined €40,000 after their fans clashed with stewards and set off and threw of fireworks among other objects. Scotland were fined €20,000 over field invasions by supporters, stairways being blocked and a lack of searches of fans.