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The Group H match between Italy and Croatia had to be halted while flares were cleared from the San Siro pitch Getty

Uefa is set to investigate crowd trouble that erupted during the Italy vs Croatia Group H Euro 2016 qualifying match at the San Siro on Sunday.

Flares rained down onto the pitch after Croatian midfielder Ivan Perisic equalised for the away side on the 15-minute mark.

Referee Bjorn Kuipers ordered the players off the field while Italian riot police were seen in the Croatia section to try to restore order.

Following a stoppage of around 12 minutes the match restarted and ended 1-1.

Croatia manager Niko Kovac said: "It's not the first time and it's not accidental. I hope the bodies in charge will find a way to solve the problem because it paints a bad picture of Croatia. I was ashamed and I apologised to the Italians after the game. There were families with children up there."

In 2012 Uefa fined the Croatian Football Federation (HNS) €80,000 for offences including racist abuse of the Italy striker Mario Balotelli, who was injured for last night's match.

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Flares started to rain down after Croatia equalised against Italy Getty
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Riot police were seen entering the Croatia section at the San Siro Getty
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Darijo Srna of Croatia during the Euro 2016 Group H Qualifier match between Italy and Croatia Getty
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Croatia manager Niko Kovac pleads for calm in front of Croatia's fans as they throw flares on the pitch Getty
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A firefighter removes flares thrown by football fans on the pitch during the Euro 2016 qualifying football match Italy vs Croatia Getty