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PAOK and Rapid Wien punished over incidents

Published: Tuesday 28 August 2012, 11.10CET
The UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body has handed down punishments to PAOK FC and SK Rapid Wien following incidents at their UEFA Europa League play-off on 23 August.
PAOK and Rapid Wien punished over incidents
PAOK and Rapid Wien have been penalised following their first-leg play-off match in Greece ©UEFA.com

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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.

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Published: Tuesday 28 August 2012, 11.10CET

PAOK and Rapid Wien punished over incidents

The UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body has handed down punishments to PAOK FC and SK Rapid Wien following incidents at their UEFA Europa League play-off on 23 August.

PAOK FC and SK Rapid Wien have been punished by the UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body following incidents at their UEFA Europa League play-off first leg in Salonika on 23 August.

The Greek and Austrian clubs have been disqualified for one competition in progress and/or excluded from the next competition for which they qualify in the next five years. The bans for the two clubs are each suspended for probationary periods of three years.

PAOK were charged with the improper conduct of supporters – crowd disturbances, pitch invasion, setting off and throwing of missiles and fireworks – and insufficient organisation. Rapid Wien were facing charges of improper conduct of supporters – crowd disturbances and setting off and throwing of fireworks and missiles.

PAOK have been ordered to play their next three UEFA competition home matches behind closed doors, i.e. with no spectators present. The club have also been fined €150,000.

Rapid have been fined €75,000, and must play their next UEFA competition home game behind closed doors, i.e. with no spectators present. This punishment does not apply to the UEFA Europa League play-off second leg between Rapid and PAOK in Vienna on Thursday 30 August. PAOK hold a 2-1 lead from the first leg.

The two clubs may lodge appeals against the respective decisions within three days of the dispatch of the reasoned decisions.

Last updated: 09/05/14 8.10CET

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