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by UEFA - 12/06/2013

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has ordered the closure of sectors 104 and 105 of Paris Saint-Germain’s stadium, the Parc des Princes, for the next (1) UEFA competition match which Paris Saint-Germain would play as the host club.

The sanction has been imposed for the discriminatory conduct of some Paris Saint-Germain supporters towards disabled fans of Chelsea FC (Art. 14 of the 2014 UEFA Disciplinary Regulations) at last season’s UEFA Champions League quarter-final first-leg match between the two clubs in Paris on 2 April 2014.

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has today taken the following decisions concerning racist incidents at recent UEFA club competition qualifying matches:

 

Competition: 2014/15 UEFA Europa League 1st qualifying round, first leg

Match: Diósgyőri VTK vs. Birkirkara FC (2:1) played on 3 July 2014 in Hungary

Incident: Racist behaviour - art. 14 DR

Sanction: The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has ordered the partial closure of Diósgyőr FC Stadium DVTK during the next (1) UEFA competition match in which Diósgyőr FC would play as a host club, and, in particular, the sectors B 5 to 7 of the Stadium Stadium DVTK.

 

Competition: 2014/2015 UEFA Europa League 1st qualifying round, second leg

Match: FC Spartak Trnava vs. Hibernians FC (5:0) played on 10 July 2014 in Slovakia

Incident: Racist behaviour of supporters - Art. 14 of the DR

Sanction: The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has ordered the partial closure of FC Spartak Trnava Stadium Antona Malatinského during the next (1) UEFA competition match in which FC Spartak Trnava would play as a host club, and, in particular, the sectors B 1 and 2 of the Stadium Stadium Antona Malatinského.

 

Competition: 2014/2015 UEFA Europa League 1st qualifying round, both legs

Match: Sliema Wanderers FC vs. Ferencvárosi TC (1:1) played on 1 July 2014 in Malta and Ferencvárosi TC vs. Sliema Wanderers FC (2:1) played on 10 July 2014 in Hungary

Incident: Racist behaviour (monkey chants) and racist banners - Art. 14 DR

Sanction: The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has ordered the partial closure of Ferencvárosi TC Stadium during the next (1) UEFA competition match in which Ferencvárosi TC would play as a host club, and, in particular, the sector N of the Stadium and to fine Ferencvárosi TC 20´000€ for the racist behaviour of their 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 pitch 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 the new disciplinary regulations on 1 June 2013, the fight against racist conduct has been stepped up a level – resulting in more severe sanctions to deter any such behaviour.

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has today announced decisions following disciplinary proceedings which were opened after the 2014 UEFA Champions League final in Lisbon between Real Madrid CF and Club Atlético de Madrid on 24 May.

Club Atlético de Madrid
Head coach Diego Simeone will be suspended for the next UEFA competition match in which he would participate (dismissal from bench). The club has been fined €21,000 for the improper conduct of the team (5 cards or more, Art. 15 (4) DR) and improper conduct of their supporters (setting off of fireworks, Art. 16 (2)).

Real Madrid CF
Xabi Alonso will be suspended for the next UEFA competition match for which he will be eligible. This suspension is to be served during the UEFA Super Cup final between Real Madrid and Sevilla FC on 12 August 2014 (breach of general principles of conduct, Art. 11 DR).     The club has been fined €18,000 for the improper conduct of the team (5 cards or more, Art. 15 (4) DR) and improper conduct of their supporters (setting off of fireworks, Art. 16 (2) DR)).

 

 

Turkish teams Eskişehirspor and Sivasspor are not eligible to participate in the 2014/15 UEFA Europa League following a decision from the UEFA Appeals Body.

 

Real Madrid CF have been sanctioned following racist incidents during their UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg against FC Bayern München at the Santiago Bernabéu on 23 April.

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UEFA has welcomed today's decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) confirming the involvement of Malta's Kevin Sammut in an attempt to manipulate the outcome of the 2006/08 UEFA European Football Championship Group C qualifying match between Norway and Malta (4-0) in Oslo on 2 June 2007. With this decision, CAS confirmed the ten-year suspension imposed by the UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body on 17 August 2012. CAS nevertheless rejected the life ban imposed by the UEFA Appeals Body on 03 December 2012, considering that "a ten-year ban from any football related-activity is commensurate to Mr Sammut's infraction of the rules".

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the 2014 UEFA Champions League final in Lisbon between Real Madrid CF and Club Atlético de Madrid on 24 May:

Real Madrid CF:

  • Improper conduct of the team (5 cards or more) (Art. 15 (4) DR)
  • Setting off of fireworks (Art. 16 (2) DR)
  • Xabi Alonso (Breach of general principles of conduct, Art. 11 DR)

 

Club Atlético de Madrid:

  • Improper conduct of the team (5 cards or more) (Art. 15 (4) DR)
  • Setting off of fireworks (Art. 16 (2) DR)
  • Diego Simeone (Dismissal from bench, Art. 60 DR)

 The case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 17 July 2014.

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