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by UEFA - 12/06/2013

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the Women's U19s European Championship qualifying round match between Serbia and Scotland, scheduled on 19 September in Albania.

Charges against the Scottish Football Association (Scottish FA):

Refusal to play – Art. 26 WU19 Regulations

This case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 28 September.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League play-offs, first leg, between Celtic FC and Hapoel Beer-Sheva FC (5-2), played on 17 August in Glasgow (Scotland).

Charges against Celtic FC:

- Illicit Banner – Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations

This case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 28 September.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League group stage match between Legia Warszawa and Borussia Dortmund, played on 14 September in Poland.

Charges against Legia Warszawa:

Crowd disturbances - Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) DR
Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) DR
Insufficient organization - Art. 16 (1) DR
Racist behaviour - Art. 14 DR
Stairways blocked - Art. 38 of UEFA Safety & Security Regulations

Charges against Borussia Dortmund:

Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) DR
Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) DR

These cases will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 28 September.

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

Matches: UEFA Champions League 2016/17, play-off, second leg; FC Rostov – AFC Ajax (4-1) on 24 August 2016 in Russia.

Charges against FC Rostov:

- Racist behaviour – Art. 14 of the Disciplinary Regulations
- Direct red card – Fedor Kudriashov

Decision:
- The CEDB has ordered the partial closure of the “East Stand” of the FC Rostov Stadium during the next UEFA competition match in which FC Rostov plays as the host club. The sector(s) to be closed shall be located in the “East Stand” and comprise at least 1500 seats.
- To suspend the FC Rostov player Fedor Kudriashov for three UEFA competition matches for which he would be otherwise eligible.

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

Match: 2016/17 UEFA Europa League, second qualifying round, first leg, Hibernian FC – Brøndby IF (0-1), played on 14 July in Edinburgh (Scotland)

Incident: Acts of violence against the referee – Art. 11 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations

Decision: The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided to suspend the Hibernian FC official Neil Lennon for five (5) UEFA competition matches.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Europa League, third qualifying round match between Hertha BSC Berlin and Brøndby IF (1-0), played on 28 July in Berlin.

Charges against Hertha Berlin:
- Insufficient organization (lack of body searching) – art 16 (1) DR
- Setting off of fireworks – art 16 (2) DR

Charges against Brøndby:
- Setting off of fireworks – art 16 (2) DR
- Throwing of objects – art 16 (2) DR

These cases will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 18 August.

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

Match: UEFA Europa League 2015/16, final between Liverpool FC – Sevilla FC (1-3) played on 18 May in Switzerland.

Charges against Liverpool FC:
- Crowd disturbances - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) DR

Charges against Sevilla FC:
- Crowd disturbances - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) DR

Decision – Liverpool FC:

•    To fine Liverpool FC €16,000 for the illicit banner and the setting of fireworks.

Decision – Sevilla FC:

•    To fine Sevilla FC €17,000.

The independent UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) met in Paris and has reached a decision relating to the proceedings instigated against Liverpool FC player Mamadou Sakho, following the UEFA Europa League round of 16 second-leg match between Manchester United FC and Liverpool FC (1-1), played on 17 March 2016.

The proceedings against Mr. Sakho related to a violation of the UEFA Anti-Doping Regulations after the player failed a doping test at the above-mentioned match. Following a hearing with the lawyers of the player and experts of the WADA-accredited laboratories on this case, the CEDB has decided to dismiss the case.

The independent UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) met today in Paris to deal with the disciplinary proceedings opened against the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) following the incidents which occurred at the UEFA EURO 2016 quarter-final between Poland and Portugal (1-1, 3-5 on penalties) played on 30 June in Marseille.

Charges relating to setting off of fireworks and field invasions by supporters had been brought against the FPF, and the CEDB decided to impose the following sanctions:

• In respect of the setting off of fireworks, the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) has been fined €2,000.

• In respect of the field invasion that took place during the match, the FPF has been fined €5,000.

• In respect of the field invasion that took place after the match, the FPF has received a warning.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA EURO 2016 quarter-final between Poland and Portugal (1-1, 3-5 after penalties) played in Marseille.

Charges against the Portuguese Football Federation (PFP):

• Field invasions by supporters - Art. 16 (2) DR

• Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) DR

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

 

Charges against the Polish Football Federation (PZPN):

• Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) DR

• Crowd disturbances - Art. 16 (2) DR

• Late Kick-off - Art. 11 (2) DR

This case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 21 July.

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