Portugal escape punishment after Cristiano Ronaldo selfie pitch invader

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Portugal have escaped punishment for a fan running onto the pitch to take a selfie with Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Portuguese Football Federation was charged with field invasion by UEFA after the incident following the goalless Euro 2016 draw with Austria on June 18.

A man ran half the length of the field to grab the photo opportunity and Ronaldo duly obliged, waving away stewards until the picture had been taken.

The fan who invaded the pitch during Portugal’s game against Austria apparently wanted to get a selfie with Cristiano Ronaldo.

“Charges relating to field invasion had been brought against the Portuguese Football Federation and the CEDB decided to close the proceeding,” a statement from UEFA said after its independent Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body met on Friday.

However, Belgium have been fined €5,000 (£4,149) after charges were brought relating to the setting off of fireworks and throwing of objects after their 3-0 win over Republic of Ireland on June 18.


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