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by UEFA - 12/06/2013

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

Match: 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Group 2, Romania vs. Estonia (2-0) played on 17 September in Iasi

Charges: Art. 15 of the Competition Regulations (fielding an ineligible player)

Sanctions: The match is forfeited by Romania and a 3-0 win is awarded to Estonia

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

Match: European Qualifier 2014/2015 Group H, Bulgaria vs. Croatia (0-1) played on 10 October in Sofia

Bulgaria:

Charges: Crowd disturbances – Art. 16 (2) (h) DR; Setting off/throwing of fireworks and missiles – Art. 16 (2) (b) & (c); Insufficient organisation – Art. 16 (1) DR

Sanction: The Bulgarian Football Union has been fined €95,000

Croatia:

Charges: setting off and throwing of fireworks and missiles – Art. 16 (2) (b) & (c) DR

Sanction: The Croatian Football Federation has been fined €60,000

 

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

Match: UEFA Champions League 2014/15 Group D, Borussia Dortmund vs. Galatasaray AŞ (4-1) played on 4 November in Germany

Borussia Dortmund:

Charges: Throwing of objects – Art. 16 (2) (b) UEFA Disciplinary Regulations; Crowd disturbance – Art 16 (2) (h) DR; Insufficient organization - Art 16 (1) DR

Sanction: Borussia Dortmund have been fined €32,000

Galatasaray AŞ:

Charges: Crowd disturbances – Art. 16 (2) (f) DR; Field invasions by supporters - Art. 16 (2) (a) DR; Setting off/throwing of fireworks and missiles - Art. 16 (2) (b) & (c) DR

Sanction: Galatasaray AŞ have been fined €70,000; The Turkish club has also been ordered to contact Borussia Dortmund within 30 days for the settlement of the damages caused by its supporters.

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Match: UEFA Champions League 2014/2015 Group H, FC BATE Borisov vs. FC Shakhtar Donetsk (0-7) played on 21 October in Belarus

FC BATE Borisov:

Charges: Racist behaviour of supporters – Art. 14 DR

Sanction: The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has ordered the partial closure of the FC BATE Borisov stadium during the next (1) UEFA competition match in which BATE will play as the host club, and, in particular, the sector D1 of their stadium.

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Match: European Qualifier Group C, Ukraine vs. FYR Macedonia (1-0) played on 12 October in Lviv

Ukraine:

Charges: Racist behaviour (Art. 14 DR); Field invasions by supporters (Art. 16 (2) DR); Setting off/throwing of fireworks and missiles (Art. 16 (2) DR); use of laser pointer (Art. 16 (2) DR); Insufficient organization (Art. 38 Safety & Security Regulations); Alcohol sold during the match (Art. 36 Safety & Security Regulations)

Sanction: The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has ordered the partial closure of the stadium during Ukraine’s next (1) UEFA competition match in which Ukraine will play as the host association. The sector to be closed should comprise of at least 5,000 seats. The Football Federation of Ukraine has also been fined €58,000.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the European Qualifier group H match between Italy and Croatia (1-1), played on 16 November in Milan:

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

 

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

The Football Association of Serbia (FSS) and the Football Association of Albania (FShF) have appealed against the decisions taken by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) on 23 October. The meeting of the UEFA Appeals Body will be held on Tuesday 2 December.

The CEDB had sanctioned both associations after various incidents that occurred during the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying Group I match between Serbia and Albania, which was played in Belgrade on 14 October.

The CEDB had declared the above-mentioned match as forfeited. As a consequence, the FShF was deemed to have lost the game 3-0. In addition, the FShF was fined €100,000.

The CEDB had also deducted the FSS three points for the current UEFA European Championship qualifying competition. In addition, the FSS was ordered to play its next two UEFA competition matches as host team behind closed doors. Finally, the association was fined €100,000.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League group D match between Borussia Dortmund and Galatasaray AŞ (4-1), played on 4 November in Germany.

Borussia Dortmund:

Charges: Throwing of objects – Art. 16 (2) (b) UEFA Disciplinary Regulations; Crowd disturbance – Art 16 (2) (h) DR; Insufficient organization - Art 16 (1) DR

Galatasaray AŞ :

Charges: Crowd disturbances - Art. 16 (2) (f) DR; Field invasions by supporters - Art. 16 (2) (a) DR; Setting off/throwing of fireworks and missiles - Art. 16 (2) (b) & (c) DR

The case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 13 November.

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) announced today its decision after incidents that occurred during the European Qualifier group F match between Romania and Hungary (1-1), which was played on 11 October in Bucarest.

 

Romanian Football Federation (FRF)

Incidents: Setting off/throwing of fireworks and missiles - Art. 16 (2) UEFA Disciplinary Regulations; Use of laser pointer - Art. 16 (2) DR; Crowd disturbances - Art. 16 (2) DR; Illicit banners – art. 16 DR

Sanctions: The CEDB has ordered the partial closure of the stadium chosen by the FRF (i.e. Arena Națională)  during the next (1) UEFA competition match in which the Romania would play as the host association, and, in particular, the sector 122 of that stadium. The FRF has also been fined €32,000.

 

Hungarian Football Federation (MLSZ)

Incidents: Racist behaviour - Art. 14 DR; Setting off/throwing of fireworks and missiles - Art. 16 (2) DR; Crowd disturbance (seats destroyed and thrown) - Art. 16 (2) DR

Sanctions: The CEDB has ordered the partial closure of the stadium chosen by the MLSZ (i.e. Flórián Albert Stadion) during the next (1) UEFA competition match in which Hungary would play as the host association. The closed sector(s) should at least comprehend 2,500 seats. The MLSZ has also been fined €30,000. Finally, the MLSZ has been ordered to contact the FRF 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.

 

These decisions are open to appeal.

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

Match: UEFA Europa League group I, ŠK Slovan Bratislava and AC Sparta Praha (0-3), played on 23 October in Slovakia.

Slovan Bratislava:

Charges: Crowd disturbances (Article 16 (2) (h) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations), setting off of fireworks (Article 16 (2) (c) of the UEFA DR), insufficient organization (Article 16 (1) of the UEFA DR);

Sanction: Slovan Bratislava have been fined €50,000.

Sparta Praha:

Charges: Crowd disturbances (Article 16 (2) (h) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations), setting off/throwing of fireworks and missiles (Article 16 (2) (b) (c) of the UEFA DR);

Sanction: To order Sparta Praha to play one UEFA competition match as host club behind closed doors. This sanction is deferred for a probationary period of two years. The club has also been fined €80,000.

 

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Europa League group I match between ŠK Slovan Bratislava and AC Sparta Praha (0-3), played on 23 October in Slovakia.

  • Slovan Bratislava: Crowd disturbances (Article 16 (2) (h) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations), setting off of fireworks (Article 16 (2) (c) of the UEFA DR), insufficient organization (Article 16 (1) of the UEFA DR);
  • Sparta Praha: Crowd disturbances (Article 16 (2) (h) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations), setting off/throwing of fireworks and missiles (Article 16 (2) (b) (c) of the UEFA DR);

Both cases will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 30 October 2014.

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