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by UEFA - 12/06/2013

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) announced today its decision after incidents that occurred during the European Qualifier group F match between Romania and Hungary (1-1), which was played on 11 October in Bucarest.

 

Romanian Football Federation (FRF)

Incidents: Setting off/throwing of fireworks and missiles - Art. 16 (2) UEFA Disciplinary Regulations; Use of laser pointer - Art. 16 (2) DR; Crowd disturbances - Art. 16 (2) DR; Illicit banners – art. 16 DR

Sanctions: The CEDB has ordered the partial closure of the stadium chosen by the FRF (i.e. Arena Națională)  during the next (1) UEFA competition match in which the Romania would play as the host association, and, in particular, the sector 122 of that stadium. The FRF has also been fined €32,000.

 

Hungarian Football Federation (MLSZ)

Incidents: Racist behaviour - Art. 14 DR; Setting off/throwing of fireworks and missiles - Art. 16 (2) DR; Crowd disturbance (seats destroyed and thrown) - Art. 16 (2) DR

Sanctions: The CEDB has ordered the partial closure of the stadium chosen by the MLSZ (i.e. Flórián Albert Stadion) during the next (1) UEFA competition match in which Hungary would play as the host association. The closed sector(s) should at least comprehend 2,500 seats. The MLSZ has also been fined €30,000. Finally, the MLSZ has been ordered to contact the FRF within 30 days for the settlement of the damages caused by its supporters.

The fight against racism is a high priority for UEFA. The European governing body has a zero-tolerance policy towards racism and discrimination on the field and in the stands. All forms of racist behaviour are considered serious offences against the disciplinary regulations and are punished with the most severe sanctions. Following the entry into force of new disciplinary regulations in June 2013, the fight against racist conduct has been stepped up a level – resulting in stricter penalties to deter any such behaviour.

 

These decisions are open to appeal.

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) has taken the following decisions today:

Match: UEFA Europa League group I, ŠK Slovan Bratislava and AC Sparta Praha (0-3), played on 23 October in Slovakia.

Slovan Bratislava:

Charges: Crowd disturbances (Article 16 (2) (h) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations), setting off of fireworks (Article 16 (2) (c) of the UEFA DR), insufficient organization (Article 16 (1) of the UEFA DR);

Sanction: Slovan Bratislava have been fined €50,000.

Sparta Praha:

Charges: Crowd disturbances (Article 16 (2) (h) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations), setting off/throwing of fireworks and missiles (Article 16 (2) (b) (c) of the UEFA DR);

Sanction: To order Sparta Praha to play one UEFA competition match as host club behind closed doors. This sanction is deferred for a probationary period of two years. The club has also been fined €80,000.

 

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Europa League group I match between ŠK Slovan Bratislava and AC Sparta Praha (0-3), played on 23 October in Slovakia.

  • Slovan Bratislava: Crowd disturbances (Article 16 (2) (h) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations), setting off of fireworks (Article 16 (2) (c) of the UEFA DR), insufficient organization (Article 16 (1) of the UEFA DR);
  • Sparta Praha: Crowd disturbances (Article 16 (2) (h) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations), setting off/throwing of fireworks and missiles (Article 16 (2) (b) (c) of the UEFA DR);

Both cases will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 30 October 2014.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Europa League group L match between FC Metalist Kharkiv and Legia Warszawa(0-1), played on 22 October in Ukraine.

 

FC Metalist Kharkiv:

Charges: Racist behaviour - Art. 14 UEFA Disciplinary Rgeulations; Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) (c) DR

Legia Warszawa:

Charges: Crowd disturbances - Art. 16 (2) (h) DR; Illicit banner - Art. 16 (2) (e)DR

 

The case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 13 November.

UEFA has been informed about arrests of members of the Latvian club FC Daugava Daugavpils for alleged cases of match-fixing in a UEFA competition fixture.

UEFA has welcomed the news that the Swiss Federal Supreme Court has dismissed Fenerbahçe SK's appeal against the decision by the UEFA disciplinary bodies in 2013.

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) has announced that Albania have forfeited their 14 October qualifier in Belgrade 3-0 while Serbia are deducted three points and both associations are fined €100,000.

FULL STATEMENT

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League group H match between FC BATE Borisov and FC Shakhtar Donetsk (0-7), played on 21 October in Belarus.

FC BATE Borisov: Racist behaviour of supporters – Article 14 of UEFA Disciplinary Regulations

The case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 13 November 2014.

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) has taken the following decisions:

 

Match: UEFA Champions League 2014/2015 Group B, FC Basel 1893 vs. Liverpool FC (1:0) played on 1 October in Switzerland

FC Basel 1893

Charges: Throwing of objects – art 16 (2) (b) DR

Sanction: FC Basel 1893 have been fined 40,000€.

 

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Match: UEFA Champions League 2014/2015 Group D, Arsenal FC vs. Galatasaray A.Ş. (4:1) played on 1 October in England

Galatasaray A.Ş.

Charges: Setting off/ throwing of fireworks & missiles – art. 16 (2) (b) & (c) DR; Crowd disturbance – art 16 (2) (f) DR

Sanction: Galatasaray A.Ş. have been fined 50,000€. The Turkish team have also been ordered to contact Arsenal FC within 30 days for the settlement of the damages caused by its supporters.

 

Arsenal FC

Charges: Insufficient organization (lack of body searching) – art. 16 (1) DR

Sanction: The CEDB has decided to close the disciplinary proceedings opened against Arsenal FC.

 

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Match: UEFA Europa League 2014/2015 Group G, Feyenoord vs. R. Standard de Liège (2:1) played on 2 October in the Netherlands

Feyenoord

Charges: Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) (c) DR; Insufficient organization (stairways blocked) - Art. 38 Safety & Security rag

Sanction: Feyenoord have been fined 15,000€.

 

R. Standard de Liège

Match: UEFA Europa League 2014/2015, Feyenoord vs. R. Standard de Liège (2:1) played on 2 October in the Netherlands

Charges: Crowd disturbance - Art. 16 (2) (h) DR; Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) (c) DR

Sanction: R. Standard de Liège have been fined 17,000€.

 

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Match: European Qualifier Group B, Andorra vs. Wales (1:2) played on 9 September in Andorra

Andorran Football Federation

Charges: Insufficient organization: field invasion by supporters of the away team – Art. 16 (1) DR; Improper conduct of the team (5 cards or more) - Art. 15 (4) DR

Sanction: The Andorran Football Federation has been fined 10,000€.

 

Football Association of Wales

Charges: Field invasions by supporters - Art. 16 (2) letter a) of the DR

Sanction: The Football Association of Wales has been fined 5,000€.

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