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by UEFA - 12/06/2013

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 22 September.

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

Match: 2016/17 UEFA Europa League, second qualifying round, first leg, Hibernian FC – Brøndby IF (0-1), played on 14 July in Edinburgh (Scotland)

Incident: Acts of violence against the referee – Art. 11 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations

Decision: The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided to suspend the Hibernian FC official Neil Lennon for five (5) UEFA competition matches.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Europa League, third qualifying round match between Hertha BSC Berlin and Brøndby IF (1-0), played on 28 July in Berlin.

Charges against Hertha Berlin:
- Insufficient organization (lack of body searching) – art 16 (1) DR
- Setting off of fireworks – art 16 (2) DR

Charges against Brøndby:
- Setting off of fireworks – art 16 (2) DR
- Throwing of objects – art 16 (2) DR

These cases will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 18 August.

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

Match: UEFA Europa League 2015/16, final between Liverpool FC – Sevilla FC (1-3) played on 18 May in Switzerland.

Charges against Liverpool FC:
- Crowd disturbances - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) DR

Charges against Sevilla FC:
- Crowd disturbances - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) DR

Decision – Liverpool FC:

•    To fine Liverpool FC €16,000 for the illicit banner and the setting of fireworks.

Decision – Sevilla FC:

•    To fine Sevilla FC €17,000.

The independent UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) met in Paris and has reached a decision relating to the proceedings instigated against Liverpool FC player Mamadou Sakho, following the UEFA Europa League round of 16 second-leg match between Manchester United FC and Liverpool FC (1-1), played on 17 March 2016.

The proceedings against Mr. Sakho related to a violation of the UEFA Anti-Doping Regulations after the player failed a doping test at the above-mentioned match. Following a hearing with the lawyers of the player and experts of the WADA-accredited laboratories on this case, the CEDB has decided to dismiss the case.

The independent UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) met today in Paris to deal with the disciplinary proceedings opened against the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) following the incidents which occurred at the UEFA EURO 2016 quarter-final between Poland and Portugal (1-1, 3-5 on penalties) played on 30 June in Marseille.

Charges relating to setting off of fireworks and field invasions by supporters had been brought against the FPF, and the CEDB decided to impose the following sanctions:

• In respect of the setting off of fireworks, the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) has been fined €2,000.

• In respect of the field invasion that took place during the match, the FPF has been fined €5,000.

• In respect of the field invasion that took place after the match, the FPF has received a warning.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA EURO 2016 quarter-final between Poland and Portugal (1-1, 3-5 after penalties) played in Marseille.

Charges against the Portuguese Football Federation (PFP):

• Field invasions by supporters - Art. 16 (2) DR

• Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) DR

This case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 4 July.

 

Charges against the Polish Football Federation (PZPN):

• Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) DR

• Crowd disturbances - Art. 16 (2) DR

• Late Kick-off - Art. 11 (2) DR

This case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 21 July.

The independent UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) met on 24 June in Paris to deal with the disciplinary proceedings opened against the following the incidents which occurred at the Belgium-Republic of Ireland (3-0) match played on 18 June in Bordeaux.
Charges relating to setting off of fireworks and throwing of objects had been brought against the Royal Belgian Football Association (KBFV/URBSFA), and the CEDB decided to impose the following sanction:
 
• A fine of €5,000

Disciplinary proceedings were opened against the following incidents which occurred at the Portugal-Austria (0-0) match played on 18 June in Paris.
Charges relating to field invasion had been brought against the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF), and the CEDB decided to close the proceedings.
 

The independent UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) met today in Paris to deal with the disciplinary proceedings opened against the Hungarian Football Federation (MLSZ) following the incidents which occurred at the Iceland-Hungary (1-1) match played on 18 June in Marseille.

Charges relating to crowd disturbances, setting off of fireworks and throwing of objects had been brought against the MLSZ, and the CEDB decided to impose the following sanction:
 
A fine of €65,000

Sanctions imposed on Croatian Football Federation
 
The independent UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) met today in Paris to deal with the disciplinary proceedings opened against the Croatian Football Federation (HNS) following the incidents which occurred at the Czech Republic v Croatia match on 18 June in Saint-Etienne (2-2).
 
Charges relating to crowd disturbances, use of fireworks, throwing of missiles and racist behaviour had been brought against the HNS, and the CEDB decided to impose the following sanctions:
 
• A fine of €100,000.-
• To prohibit the HNS from selling tickets to certain fans (identified by the HNS and the Croatian authorities as hooligans) for the remainder of UEFA EURO 2016. This sanction is deferred under a probationary period until the end of the tournament.
 
The decisions of the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body are open to appeal.

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