The Football Association could face penalties after FIFA opened disciplinary proceedings over the issues involving Hungarian fans at Wembley on Tuesday evening.
FIFA acted on unrest among Hungarian fans in the World Cup qualifiers against England, who saw visiting fans fighting with police after a supporter was arrested for allegedly abusing of a flight attendant for racist purposes.
And the English FA – as the organizer of the match – is subject to the procedure with its Hungarian counterpart.
It was a night of turmoil in Group I of the World Cup qualifying, as the match between Albania and Poland was suspended for 20 minutes after Polish players were bombarded with bottles.
World football’s governing body confirmed that it would investigate the events of both matches in a statement released on Wednesday evening: “Following analysis of the match reports, FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings regarding the England v Hungary & Albania vs. Poland from yesterday FIFA World Cup qualifying matches.
“Once again, FIFA strongly condemns the incidents that took place in both matches and wishes to state that its position remains firm and determined to reject any form of violence as well as any form of discrimination or abuse. FIFA has a very strong position. clear of zero tolerance against such heinous behavior in football. “
The Polish federation is being prosecuted, as well as the Albanian federation, because some Polish supporters were involved in incidents in the stands in Tirana.