The Danish Football Association (DBU) is to appeal against the punishment it received after a Euro 2008 qualifier was abandoned when a fan ran on to the pitch and attacked the referee.
On Friday, UEFA’s Control and Disciplinary Body awarded Sweden a 3-0 victory over Denmark, fined the Danish federation €61,000 and ordered the team to play its next four home qualifiers at least 155 miles from Copenhagen.
Jim Stjerne Hansen, the secretary general of the DBU, said there are no UEFA-approved stadiums in Denmark at that distance.
German referee Herbert Fandel abandoned the qualifier in the closing stages with the scores level at 3-3. He had awarded a penalty to Sweden and given a red card to Denmark’s Christian Poulsen when a spectator came on to the pitch and assaulted him. Midfielder Poulsen was also banned for three competitive internationals for striking an opponent.