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Appeals Body

Published: Wednesday 1 May 2013, 12.03CET

UEFA's Appeals Body consists of a chairman, two vice-chairmen and nine other members.

The Appeals Body has jurisdiction to hear appeals against decisions of the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body pursuant to the disciplinary regulations in force at a given time.


The chairman of the Appeals Body, one of its vice-chairmen or one of its members acting as ad hoc chairman, may take a decision as a judge sitting alone under clear factual and legal circumstances, in urgent cases, if the requests of the parties are identical or in the case of clearly inadmissible appeals.

Pedro Tomás (Spain)

Goetz Eilers (Germany)
Michael Joseph Maessen (Netherlands)

Björn Ahlberg (Sweden)
Dr Levent Bıçakcı (Turkey)
Barry W Bright (England)  
Mario Gallavotti (Italy)
Ivaylo Ivkov (Bulgaria)
Antonio Mortagua (Portugal)
Patricia Moyersoen (France)
Michel Wuilleret (Switzerland)
Olga Zhukovska (Ukraine)

Last updated: 03/07/14 18.47CET

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UEFA decision on Mr. Carlo Tavecchio Today, the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) has rendered its final decision concerning Mr Carlo Tavecchio, President of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC). Following a request for information made by UEFA to the FIGC, on 20 August 2014 the UEFA Chief Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector opened a disciplinary investigation regarding alleged racist comments made by Mr. Tavecchio during his FIGC presidential election campaign. At the request of the UEFA Chief Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector disciplinary proceedings were opened against Mr. Tavecchio on 29 September 2014. After having analysed the case file and the statements submitted by both parties, the CEDB has decided, based on Articles 6, 7, 14(1) and 34(5) DR [in the spirit of UEFA’s Resolution entitled European Football united against racism] and taking into account Mr. Tavecchio’s decision to immediately refrain from participating in any UEFA’s activity pending the resolution of the matter, as follows: -        Mr. Tavecchio will be ineligible for any position as a UEFA Official for a period of six months starting from the communication of this decision; -       Mr. Tavecchio will not participate in the next UEFA Congress scheduled for 24 March 2015; -       Mr. Tavecchio will organise a special event in Italy aimed at increasing awareness and compliance with the principles of UEFA’s Resolution entitled European Football united against racism. According to Article 63 of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations, the CEDB decision is immediately enforceable.  
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