UEFA's Appeals Body consists of a chairman, two vice-chairmen and eleven members.
The Appeals Body has jurisdiction to hear appeals against decisions of the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body, and to rule on particularly urgent cases referred to it directly by the chairman of the Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body.
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 or protest cases; if the requests of the parties and the ethics and disciplinary inspector are identical; in the case of clearly inadmissible appeals; at the request of the parties and the ethics and disciplinary inspector; or in cases where the sanction imposed by the Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body is a fine of up to €50,000 or a suspension from playing or carrying out a function for up to three matches.
Pedro Tomás (Spain)
Dr Levent Bıçakcı (Turkey)
Michael Joseph Maessen (Netherlands)
Björn Ahlberg (Sweden)
Gianluca D'Aloja (Italy)
Barry W Bright (England)
Ivaylo Ivkov (Bulgaria)
Rainer Koch (Germany)
João Leal (Portugal)
Victoriano Melero (France)
Urs Reinhard (Switzerland)
Olga Zhukovska (Ukraine)
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Friday 18 September 2015 18.00CETThe UEFA Appeals Body has upheld the one-point deduction imposed on the Croatian Football Federation (HNS) and ordered that the HNS play its next two home matches in UEFA competition behind closed doors. The Appeals Body met yesterday, following an appeal lodged by the Croatian Football Federation (HNS) against the decision taken by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) on 23 July 2015, in relation to the racist behaviour (Art. 14 of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations) that occurred during the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying Group H match between Croatia and Italy, which was played in Split on 12 June 2015. The appeal by the HNS was rejected, and the original decision of the CEDB has been upheld. The CEDB had decided to impose a deduction of one point on the Croatian Football Federation (HNS) for the qualifying competition of the 2014–16 UEFA European Football Championship. The HNS has also been ordered to play its next two home matches in UEFA competition behind closed doors, and ordered not to play any of its remaining qualifying games at the Stadion Poljud in Split. In addition, the HNS has been fined €100,000. This decision is final.
Friday 15 May 2015 16.12CETDisciplinary 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.