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by UEFA - 12/06/2013

FC Dinamo Moskva - Club Financial Control Body Adjudicatory Chamber decision:

The Adjudicatory Chamber of the Club Financial Control Body (CFCB) today announced that FC Dinamo Moskva will be excluded from participating in the next UEFA club competition for which it would otherwise qualify in the next four (4) seasons (i.e. the 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/2019 seasons) because it has failed to comply with the break-even requirement set out in Articles 58 to 63 of the UEFA Club Licensing and Financial Fair Play Regulations.

Match: European Qualifiers, Group H, Croatia v Italy (1-1), played on 12 June in Split

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened against the Croatian Football Federation (HNS).
Incidents: Racist behaviour – Art. 14 of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR); Improper conduct of the team (5 cards or more) – Art. 15 (4) DR

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Match: European Qualifiers, Group F, Northern Ireland v Romania (1-1), played on 13 June in Belfast

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened against the Irish Football Association (IFA).
Incidents: Setting off and/or throwing of fireworks and objects – Art. 16 (2) (b) (c) DR

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened against the Romanian Football Federation (FRF).
Incidents: Illicit banners – Art. 16 (2) (e) DR; Crowd disturbances Art. 16 (2) (h) DR

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Match: European Qualifiers, Group B, Bosnia and Herzegovina v Israel (3-1), played on 12 June in Zenica

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened against the Bosnia and Herzegovina Football Federation (NFSBiH).
Incidents: Distruption of national anthem – Art. 16 (2) (g) DR; Setting off and/or throwing of fireworks and objects – Art. 16 (2) (b) (c) DR; Racist behaviour – Art. 14 DR

These cases will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 23 July.

 

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

Match: UEFA Europa League semi-final, second leg between FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk and SSC Napoli (1-0) played on 14 May in Kyiv (Ukraine)

FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk

Incidents: Racist Behaviour – art 14 DR; Field invasions by supporters – art 16 (2) (a) DR; Setting off/throwing of fireworks and objects ; Art 16 (2) (b) (c) DR Crowd disturbances - art 16 (2) (h) DR; Blocked stairways – art 38 Safety & Security reg.; Improper conduct of the team (5 cards or more) - Art. 15 (4) DR

Decision: The CEDB has ordered FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk to play their next UEFA competition match as host club behind closed doors, as well as to fine the Ukranian club €50,000 for the racist behaviour of their supporters.

The CEDB has also ordered FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk to play one additional UEFA competition match as host club behind closed doors, as well as to fine the Ukrainian club €20,000 for the field invasion, the setting off and throwing of fireworks and objects, the crowd disturbances, the blocked stairways and the improper conduct of the team. The additional match behind closed doors sanction is deferred for a probationary period of two years.

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) met last week and announced the following decisions:

 

Match: European Qualifiers, Group D, Georgia v Germany (0-2), 29 March, Tbilisi

Georgian Football Federation (GFF)

Incidents: Field invasion by supporters – Art. 16 (2) (a) DR; Setting off of fireworks – Art. 16 (2) (c) DR; Insufficient organisation (stairs blocked, lack of body search, gates locked, accreditation system) – Art. 26, 31, 33, 39 of the UEFA safety and security regulations; Art. 11 (1) DR).

Decision: The Georgian Football Federation (GFF) has been fined €50,000.

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Match: UEFA Europa League Round of 32 second-leg match between Feyenoord - AS Roma (1-2), played on 26 February in the Netherlands.

Feyenoord

Incidents: Racist behaviour - Art. 14 DR; Stairs blocked - Art. 38 Safety and Security reg.; Setting off/throwing of fireworks and/or objects Art. 16 (2) DR; Te Vrede Mitchell - art 15 (1) DR; Mulder Erwin Gerardus Theodorus Franc – art 15 (1) DR

Decision: Feyenoord has been ordered to play their next (1) UEFA competition match as host club behind closed doors. The Dutch club have also been fined €50,000 for the racist behaviour of its supporters.
In addition, the CEDB has decided to order Feyenoord to play one additional UEFA competition match as host club behind closed doors, as well as to fine the club €50,000 for the setting off and throwing of fireworks and objects, and the blocked stairways. The additional match behind closed doors sanction is deferred for a probationary period of two years.
Feyenoord player Te Vrede Mitchell has been suspended for two (2) UEFA competition matches for which he would be otherwise eligible.
Feyenoord player Mulder Erwin Gerardus Theodorus Franc has been suspended for two (2) UEFA competition matches for which he would be otherwise eligible.

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Match: UEFA Europa League, semi-final, first leg between SSC Napoli and FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (1-1) played on 7 May in Italy.

SSC Napoli

Incidents: Setting off of fireworks – art. 16 (2) (c) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR); Insufficient organisation – stairways blocked – art. 38 safety & security regulations; Use of laser pointer – art. 16 (2) (d) DR

Decision: The CEDB has ordered the partial closure of the SSC Napoli Stadium during the next (1) UEFA competition match in which SSC Napoli would play as the host club, and, in particular SSC Napoli shall closed Curvca A and B of the SSC Napoli Stadium. The Italian club have also been fined €80,000.

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Match: UEFA Champions League, quarter-final, second leg between FC Bayern München and FC Porto (6-1) played on 21 April in Germany.

Incidents:

Josep Guardiola – Incident of non-sporting nature – Art. 11 (2) (c) Disciplinary regulations

Decision: FC Bayern München coach Josep Guardiola has received a warning.

Julian Lopetegui – Dismissal from the bench – Art. 60 DR

Decision: FC Porto coach Julian Lopetegui has been suspended for one (1) UEFA competition match in which he would otherwise participate.

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Match: European Qualifiers, Group D, Republic of Ireland v Poland (1-1), 29 March, Dublin

Incidents:

Football Association of Ireland (FAI): Improper conduct of the team (5 cards or more) – Art. 15 (4) DR

Decision:

The Football Association of Ireland has been fined €6,000.

Polish Football Federation (PZPN): Setting-off of fireworks/throwing of objects – Art. 16 (2) (b) & (c) DR

Decision:

The Polish Football Association has been fined €25,000.

The UEFA Appeals Body met last week, following an appeal lodged by the Croatian Football Federation (HNS) against the decisions taken by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) on 8 April 2015, in relation to various incidents that occurred during the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying Group H match between Croatia and Norway, which was played in Zagreb on 28 March 2015.

The appeal by the HNS has been rejected, and the original decision of the CEDB has been upheld. The CEDB had ordered the Croatian Football Federation to play its next UEFA competition match as host association behind closed doors (against Italy on 12 June 2015). The Croatian Football Federation had also been fined €50,000. In addition, the association had been fined €5,000 for the setting off of fireworks by spectators.
This decision is final.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Europa League semi-final, second leg between FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk and SSC Napoli (1-0) played on 14 May in Kyiv (Ukraine).

Charges against FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk:
- Improper conduct of the team (5 cards or more) – art. 15 (4) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Improper conduct of the supporters:
field invasion by supporters – art. 16 (2) (a) of the DR
racist behavior (banner) – art. 14 and 16 (2) (e) of the DR
setting off and throwing of fireworks – art. 16(2) (b) and (c) of the DR
crowd disturbances – art. 16 (2) (h) of the DR
- Insufficient organisation (stairways blocked) – art. 38 safety & security regulations.

The cases will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 21 May.

The Club Financial Control Body (CFCB) Investigatory Chamber today announced that ten clubs, for which investigations were opened following non-compliance with Financial Fair Play (FFP) break-even regulations, have individually agreed to settlement agreements.

The clubs are AS Monaco FC, AS Roma, Beşiktaş JK, FC Internazionale Milano, FC Krasnodar, FC Lokomotiv Moskva and Sporting Clube de Portugal and, for minor breaches, FC Rostov, Kardemir Karabükspor and PFC CSKA Sofia.

The CFCB Investigatory Chamber also announced that VfL Wolsburg have been found (following the submission of additional financial information) to have satisfied the break-even requirement and are no longer under investigation.

These settlement agreements aim to ensure that each club achieves break-even compliance with minimal delay, and are defined by Articles 14 (1) (b) and 15 of the Procedural Rules governing the CFCB.

Each of the settlement agreements includes some or all of the following provisions:

Break-even targets: Defined as (i) annual and aggregate break-even results as per individual summary settlements, and/or (ii) financial covenants on the level of employee benefit expenses (total wages and benefits) and player’s amortization incurred in the relevant reporting period(s);

Sporting measures: Defined as limitations on (i) the number of players included on the 'A' list related to UEFA competitions, and/or (ii) the registration of newly-transferred players on the 'A' and 'B' squad lists related to UEFA competitions; and/or (iii) employee benefit expenses (total wages and benefits) incurred in the relevant reporting period(s); and

Financial contributions: Defined as (i) money withheld from revenues earned from participation in UEFA competitions; or (ii) an amount to be paid in full by a certain deadline. Such contributions shall not impact future break-even calculations.

In the event of a club not qualifying for UEFA competition next season, it will nonetheless be subject to the terms of the settlement agreements.

The individual settlement agreements will published on UEFA.org next week and a club-by-club summary for information purposes has been published at (LINK).

Four previous settlement agreements were announced on 27 February 2015, so today's announcement brings the total number of settlement agreements for 2014/2015 to 14.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Europa League, semi-final, first leg between SSC Napoli and FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (1-1) played on 7 May in Italy.

Charges against SSC Napoli:

- Setting off of fireworks – art. 16 (2) (c) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR);
- Insufficient organisation – stairways blocked – art. 38 safety & security regulations;
- Use of laser pointer – art. 16 (2) (d) DR

The cases will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 21 May.

 

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League, quarter-final, second leg between FC Bayern München and FC Porto (6-1) played on 21 April in Germany.

Charges:

FC Bayern München:

- Josep Guardiola – incident of non-sporting nature – Art. 11 (2) (c) Disciplinary regulations

FC Porto:

- Julian Lopetegui – dismissal from the bench – Art. 60 DR

The cases will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 21 May.

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