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by UEFA - 12/06/2013

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Europa League group D match between GNK Dinamo Zagreb and Celtic FC (4-3), played on 11 December in Croatia.

Celtic FC:

 

Charges: Crowd disturbances - Article 16 (2) (h) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations

 

The case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 19 February 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

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

Match: UEFA Champions League group B match between FC Basel 1893 and Real Madrid CF (0-1), played on 26 November in Switzerland.

FC Basel 1893:

Charges: field invasions by supporters - Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations

Sanction: The Swiss club have been fined €10,000.

 

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) has taken the following decisions:


Match: UEFA Champions League group D, RSC Anderlecht vs Galatasaray AŞ (2-0), played on 26 November in Belgium.

RSC Anderlecht:

Charges: Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) (b) of UEFA Disciplinary Regulations; Insufficient organisation (stairs blocked) – Art. 38 of UEFA Safety & Security Regulations; Setting off of fireworks – Art. 16 (2) (c) DR

Sanctions: The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has ordered the partial closure of the RSC Anderlecht stadium during next (1) UEFA competition match in which RSC Anderlecht will play as the host club, and, in particular the sector N3 of the stadium. The club has also been fined €17,000.

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Match: European Qualifier group H,  Italy vs Croatia (1-1), played on 16 November in Milan:

Italy:

Charges: Setting off of fireworks (Article 16 (2) (c) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations);

Sanctions: The Italian Football Federation has been fined €13,000.

Croatia:

Charges: Racist behaviour (Article 14 of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations); crowd disturbances (Article 16 (2) (h) DR); setting off of fireworks and missiles (Article 16 (2) (b) & (c) DR

Sanctions: The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has ordered the partial closure of the stadium during Croatia’s next (1) UEFA competition match in which Croatia will play as the host association. The sector to be closed should comprise of at least 8,000 seats. The Croatian Football Federation has been fined €80,000

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

Match: UEFA Europa League group C match between Tottenham Hotspur FC and FK Partizan (1-0), played on 27 November in London.

Tottenham Hotspur FC:

Charges: field invasions by supporters - Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations

Sanction: The English club have been fined €15,000.

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

Match: UEFA Youth League group D, RSC Anderlecht Youth vs. Galatasaray AŞ Youth played on 25 November in Belgium.

Galatasaray AŞ Youth:

Charges: Setting off throwing of fireworks and objects – Art 16 (2) (b) & (c) of UEFA Disciplinary Regulations; Illicit banner – Art 16 (2) (e) DR; Match abandoned – Art 21 (1) DR

Sanctions: The match is forfeited by Galatasaray AŞ Youth and a 3-0 win is awarded to RSC Anderlecht Youth. The club has also been fined €25,000.

UEFA Appeals Body decision on Serbia-Albania match

The UEFA Appeals Body met today, following appeals lodged by the Football Association of Albania (FShF) and the Football Association of Serbia (FSS) against the decisions taken by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) on 23 October in relation to various incidents that occurred during the UEFA European Championship qualifying Group I match between Serbia and Albania, which was played in Belgrade on 14 October.

The appeal of the FShF has been rejected. The original decision of the CEDB is therefore upheld. The UEFA Appeals Body has decided to confirm the above-mentioned match as forfeited. As a consequence, the FShF is deemed to have lost the match 3-0. In addition, the FShF has been fined €100,000.

The appeal of the FSS has also been rejected. Consequently, the original decision of the CEDB is upheld. The UEFA Appeals Body has decided to confirm the deduction of three points from the FSS for the current UEFA European Championship qualifying competition. In addition, the FSS has been ordered to play its next two UEFA competition matches as host team behind closed doors. Finally, the association has been fined €100,000.

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) has taken the following decisions today:

Match: UEFA Europa League Group L, KSC Lokeren OV v Legia Warszawa (1-0), played on 27 November in Belgium.

 

Legia:

Charges: Racist behaviour – art. 14 of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations; crowd disturbances – art. 16 (2) (h) DR; incidents of a non-sporting nature (acts of damage) – art. 16 (2) (f) DR; setting off/throwing of fireworks and objects – art. 16 (2) (b) & (c) DR.

The referee activated the first step of the UEFA anti-racism guidelines. He halted the game and an announcement was made to warn the supporters asking them to immediately desist from further racist behaviour. No further racist incidents were reported following the announcement.

Sanctions:

- The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has ordered Legia Warszawa to play its next two (2) UEFA competition matches as host club behind closed doors for the racist behaviour of its supporters.

- The club has also been banned from selling tickets to its supporters for the next UEFA Europa League competition match (2014/15 season), which the club will play as the visiting team.

- The club has been fined €105,000.

- Legia Warszawa are ordered to contact KSC Lokeren OV within 30 days for the settlement of the damages caused by its supporters.


The fight against racism is a high priority for UEFA. The European governing body has a zero-tolerance policy towards racism and discrimination on the field and in the stands. All forms of racist behaviour are considered serious offences against the disciplinary regulations and are punished with the most severe sanctions. Following the entry into force of new disciplinary regulations in June 2013, the fight against racist conduct has been stepped up a level – resulting in stricter penalties to deter any such behaviour.

The decision is open to appeal.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Europa League group C match between Tottenham Hotspur FC and FK Partizan (1-0), played on 27 November in London.

Tottenham:

Charges: field invasion - art. 16 (2) (a) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations

The case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 11 December.

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Disciplinary proceedings have also been opened following the UEFA Europa League group L match between KSC Lokeren OV and Legia Warszawa (1-0), played on 27 November in Belgium.

Legia:

Charges: Racist behaviour – art. 14 of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations; crowd disturbances – art. 16 (2) (h) DR; incidents of a non-sporting nature (acts of damage) – art. 16 (2) (f) DR; setting off/throwing of fireworks and objects – art. 16 (2) (b) & (c) DR

The referee activated the first step of the UEFA anti-racism guidelines. He halted the game and an announcement was made to warn the supporters asking them to immediately desist from further racist behaviour. No further racist incidents were reported following the announcement.

The case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 2 December.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Youth League group D match between RSC Anderlecht Youth and Galatasaray AŞ Youth, played on 25 November in Belgium.

Galatasaray AŞ Youth:

Charges: Setting off throwing of fireworks and objects – Art 16 (2) (b) & (c) of UEFA Disciplinary Regulations; Illicit banner – Art 16 (2) (e) DR; Match abandoned – Art 21 (1) DR

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

 

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Disciplinary proceedings have also been opened following the UEFA Champions League group D match between RSC Anderlecht and Galatasaray AŞ (2-0), played on 26 November in Belgium.

RSC Anderlecht:

Charges: Insufficient organisation (stairs blocked) – Art. 38 of UEFA Safety & Security Regulations; Throwing of objects  - Art. 16 (2) (b) of UEFA Disciplinary Regulations.

The case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 11 December.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League group B match between fc Basel 1893 and Real Madrid CF (0-1), played on 26 November in Switzerland.

FC Basel 1893: Field invasion by supporters - art 16 (2) (a) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations.

The case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 11 December 2014.

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