UEFA steps up probes into Euro 2012 racism claims
Spain's Sergio Ramos tackes Italy's Mario Balotelli during the Euro 2012 soccer championship Group C match between Spain and Italy in Gdansk, Poland, on Sunday. (AP/Michael Sohn)
UEFA has widened investigations into alleged racial abuse directed at Italy forward Mario Balotelli and Czech Republic defender Theodor Gebre Selassie.
UEFA says it received new reports "regarding the two cases of alleged racist chanting" at Euro 2012.
A Spanish fans' group acknowledged Monday that "about 200 supporters" made monkey chants at Balotelli during the Spain-Italy match Sunday in Gdansk, Poland.
UEFA said Tuesday it will also seek evidence from Czech team officials about chants directed by Russian fans at Gebre Selassie in Wroclaw last Friday.
Gebre Selassie said he was abused, but declined to file a complaint.
UEFA says no disciplinary proceedings have yet been opened.