Euro 2016

Croatian Ultras planning disturbances at Spain game

Croatian Ultras had announced trouble ahead of the Czech Republic game, which they brought to a half with flares thrown on the pitch
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Croatian Ultras planning disturbances at Spain game
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Croation Ultras have announced plans to provoke incidents at the game Croatia will play against Spain on Tuesday in Bordeaux, their final group match in Group D, Euro 2016.

Radical group Torcida Split 1950

The radical group Torcida Split 1950, one of two groups who claimed responsibility for throwing flares onto the pitch against the Czech Republic, posted on Facebook a map with various arrows and supposed plans of action to create disturbances within the ground. 

Czech Republic v Croatia - Group D: UEFA Euro 2016Flares on the pitch at the Croatia - Czech Republic match

Ultras reinforcing ahead of Spain game

The post also reveals the introduction of reinforcements in the shape of a new radical Ultra group, U.V. According to Torcida Split, the incidents are their way of drawing attention to corruption by football's governing bodies in Croatian. 

Ultras announced disturbances ahead of Czech Republic game

Prior to the incidents against the Czech Republic the ultras had also announced disturbances on Facebook. The Croatian federation contacted Croatian and French police, as well as UEFA on the basis of the threats. 

However despite the warnings the authorities failed to prevent the flares being brought into the ground for the Czech Republic match. Croatia are almost to be fined and threatened with expulsion from the tournament for the incident, and if the scenes are repeated against Spain that expulsion could become reality.