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by UEFA - 12/06/2013

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) has announced the following decision:

Match: UEFA Champions League group stage match between Leicester City FC and FC København (1-0), played on 18 October in England.

Charges against FC København: Setting off of fireworks – Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations

Decision: The CEDB has decided to fine FC København €19,000.

Roman Eremenko suspended for 2 years

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) has notified today its decision in relation to PFC CSKA Moskva player, Roman Eremenko.

The Finnish player has been suspended for 2 years from all competitions, following the positive result of a doping control test in competition undergone by the player after the UEFA Champions League group stage match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and PFC CSKA Moskva played on 14 September 2016 in Germany.

The analysis of the A sample revealed the presence of cocaine and its metabolites - a stimulant that is classified under the category of prohibited substances in the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) 2016 Prohibited List under class S6 - being prohibited in-competition.

The player was found guilty of being in breach of the UEFA Anti-Doping Regulations, Edition 2016. As a result, the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body decided to impose a two-year ban on Roman Eremenko, starting from 6 October 2016 date of the provisional suspension.

This decision may be appealed against within three days of receipt of the written reasoning.

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) has announced the following decision:

Match: UEFA Champions League, group F, Real Madrid CF vs. Legia Warszawa (5-1) played on 18 October in Spain.

Charges against Legia Warszawa:

- Crowd disturbances - Art. 16.2 (letter h) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)

Decision: The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary (CEDB) has decided:

- To ban Legia Warszawa from selling tickets to its away supporters for the next (1) UEFA competition match in which the club will play as the away team, namely their next UEFA Champions League match against Borussia Dortmund on 22 November in Germany.
 - To ban Legia Warszawa from selling tickets to its away supporters for two (2) additional UEFA competition matches in which the club will play as the away team. This sanction is deferred for a probationary period of one year.
 - To fine Legia Warszawa €80,000.


*Note: The full Article 16 of the 2016 UEFA Disciplinary Regulations can be found here:

Article 16 - Order and security at UEFA competition matches

1. Host clubs and national associations are responsible for order and security both inside and around the stadium before, during and after matches. They are liable for incidents of any kind and may be subject to disciplinary measures and directives unless they can prove that they have not been negligent in any way in the organisation of the match.

2. However, all associations and clubs are liable for the following inappropriate behaviour on the part of their supporters and may be subject to disciplinary measures and directives even if they can prove the absence of any negligence in relation to the organisation of the match:

a. the invasion or attempted invasion of the field of play;

b. the throwing of objects;

c. the lighting of fireworks or any other objects;

d. the use of laser pointers or similar electronic devices;

e. the use of gestures, words, objects or any other means to transmit any message that is not fit for a sports event, particularly messages that are of a political, ideological, religious, offensive or provocative nature;

f. acts of damage;

g. causing a disturbance during national anthems;

h. any other lack of order or discipline observed inside or around the stadium.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League group stage match between Leicester City FC and FC København (1-0), played on 18 October in England.

Charges against FC København: Setting off of fireworks – Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations

This case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 17 November.

The UEFA Appeals Body has announced the following decision:

Match: UEFA Champions League, group F, Legia Warszawa – Borussia Dortmund (0-6), played on 14 September in Poland.

Charges against Legia Warszawa:

- Crowd disturbances - Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Insufficient organization - Art. 16 (1) DR
- Stairways blocked - Art. 38 of UEFA Safety & Security Regulations

Decision of the Appeals Body:

The appeal lodged by Legia Warszawa has been dismissed. Consequently, the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body’s decision of 28 September 2016 is confirmed.

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary (CEDB) had ordered Legia Warszawa to play its next UEFA competition match as host club behind closed doors. The club has also been fined € 80,000.

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) has announced the following decision:

Match: UEFA Champions League, group F, Legia Warszawa – Borussia Dortmund (0-6), played on 14 September in Poland.

Charges against Legia Warszawa:
Crowd disturbances - Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) DR
Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) DR
Insufficient organization - Art. 16 (1) DR
Racist behavior - Art. 14 DR
Stairways blocked - Art. 38 of UEFA Safety & Security Regulations

Decision:
- The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary (CEDB) has ordered Legia Warszawa to play its next UEFA competition match as host club behind closed doors. The club has also been fined € 80,000. It was decided to close the proceedings regarding racist behavior.

Charges against Borussia Dortmund:
Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) DR
Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) DR

Decision:
- The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary (CEDB) decided to fine Borussia Dortmund € 15’000.

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) has announced the following decision:

Match: Women's U19s European Championship qualifying round match between Serbia and Scotland, scheduled on 19 September in Albania.

Charges against the Scottish Football Association (Scottish FA):

Refusal to play – Art. 26 WU19 Regulations

Decision:
To declare the European Women’s Under-19 Championship 2017 match Serbia vs. Scotland of 19 September 2016 as forfeit.
The Scottish Football Association is deemed to have lost the match 3:0.

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) has announced the following decision:

Match: UEFA Champions League play-offs, first leg, between Celtic FC and Hapoel Beer-Sheva FC (5-2), played on 17 August in Glasgow (Scotland).

Charges against Celtic FC:
- Illicit Banner – Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations

Decision:
- The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary (CEDB) has decided to fine Celtic FC € 10,000.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the Women's U19s European Championship qualifying round match between Serbia and Scotland, scheduled on 19 September in Albania.

Charges against the Scottish Football Association (Scottish FA):

Refusal to play – Art. 26 WU19 Regulations

This case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 28 September.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League play-offs, first leg, between Celtic FC and Hapoel Beer-Sheva FC (5-2), played on 17 August in Glasgow (Scotland).

Charges against Celtic FC:

- Illicit Banner – Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations

This case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 28 September.

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