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by UEFA - 12/06/2013

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.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA EURO 2016 group stage match between Romania and Albania (0-1) in Lyon.

Charges against the Romanian Football Federation (FRF):

- Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) DR

Charges against the Albanian Football Federation (FSHF):

- Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Thrwoing of objects - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Field invasion - Art. 16 (2) DR

The date of the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body meeting to deal with this case has yet to be confirmed.

Match: UEFA EURO 2016 group stage Iceland-Hungary (1-1) played on 18 June in Marseille

Proceedings against the Hungarian Football Federation (MLSZ):

- Setting off of fireworks – Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Crowd disturbances - Art. 16 (2) DR

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

 

Match: UEFA EURO 2016 group stage Belgium-Republic of Ireland (3-0) played on 18 June in Bordeaux

Proceedings against the Royal Belgian Football Association (KBFV/URBSFA):

- Setting off of fireworks – Art. 16 (2) DR
- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) DR

The date of the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body meeting to deal with this case has yet to be confirmed.

 

Match: UEFA EURO 2016 group stage Portugal-Austria (0-0) played on 18 June in Paris

Proceediings against the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF):

- Field invasion – Art. 16 (2) DR

The date of the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body meeting to deal with this case has yet to be confirmed.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA EURO 2016 group stage match between Czech Republic and Croatia (2-2) in Saint-Étienne.

Charges against the Croatian Football Federation:

- Setting off of fireworks – Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Crowd disturbance – Art. 16 (2) DR
- Racist behaviour – Art. 14 DR

This case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 20 June.

 

Proceedings have also been opened following the UEFA EURO 2016 group stage match between Spain and Turkey (3-0) in Nice.

Charges against the Turkish Football Federation:

- Setting off of fireworks – Art. 16 (2) DR
- Throwing of objects – Art 16 (2) DR
- Field invasion – Art 16 (2) DR

The date of the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body meeting to deal with this case has yet to be confirmed.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA EURO 2016 group stage match between Austria and Hungary (0-2) in Bordeaux.

Charges against the Hungarian Football Federation (MLSZ):

- Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)

 

Proceedings have also been opened following the UEFA EURO 2016 group stage match between Romania and Switzerland (1-1) in Paris.

Charges against the Romanian Football Federation (FRF):

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

Match: UEFA EURO 2016, group stage; England – Russia (1-1) on 11 June 2016 in Marseille.

Sanctions imposed on Russian Football Union

The independent UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) met today in Paris to deal with the disciplinary proceedings opened against the Russian Football Union (RFU) following the incidents which occurred inside the Stade Velodrome in Marseille, at the UEFA EURO 2016 match against England on 11 June (1-1).

Charges relating to crowd disturbances, use of fireworks and racist behaviour had been brought against the RFU, and the CEDB decided to impose the following sanctions:

• A fine of €150,000.-

• A suspended disqualification of the Russian national team from UEFA EURO 2016 for the crowd disturbances. In accordance with Article 20 of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations*, this disqualification is suspended until the end of the tournament. Such suspension will be lifted if incidents of a similar nature (crowd disturbances) happen inside the stadium at any of the remaining matches of the Russian team during the tournament.

The decisions of the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body is open to appeal.

This decision only relates to the incidents which occurred inside the stadium and are therefore under the jurisdiction of the UEFA Disciplinary Bodies.

*Article 20 UEFA Disciplinary Regulations

1. All disciplinary measures may be suspended, with the exception of:

a. warnings;

b. reprimands;

c. bans on all football-related activities;

d. disciplinary measures related to match-fixing, bribery and corruption.

2. The probationary period must be a minimum of one year and a maximum of five. This period may be extended in exceptional circumstances.

3. If a further offence is committed during the probationary period, the competent disciplinary body, as a rule, orders that the original disciplinary measure be enforced. This may be added to the disciplinary measure imposed for the new offence.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA EURO 2016 group stage match between Turkey and Croatia (0-1) in Paris.

Charges against the Turkish Football Federation:

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

Charges against the Croatian Football Federation:

- Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Field invasions by supporters - Art. 16 (2) DR

This case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body at its next ordinary meeting on 21 July.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA EURO 2016 group stage match between Albania and Switzerland (0-1) in Lens.

Charges against the Football Association of Albania:

- Illicit banner - Article 16 (2) of the Disciplinary Regulations
- Setting off/ throwing  of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) DR

This case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body at its next ordinary meeting on 21 July.

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