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PAOK appeal rejected

Published: Monday 29 October 2012, 16.26CET
The UEFA Appeals Body has rejected PAOK FC's appeal against the UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body's decisions after incidents in August's home game with SK Rapid Wien.
PAOK appeal rejected
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The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) announced the following decisions: Match: 2015/16 UEFA Europa League, 2nd qualifying round, first leg, R. Charleroi SC v Beitar Jerusalem FC (5-1), played on 16 July in Belgium. Charleroi Incidents: Racist behaviour (gestures) - Art. 14 of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR), Setting off & throwing of fireworks and objects – Art. 16 (2)  (b) & (c) DR, Moving of spectators to the visitors sector (segregation of spectators) – Art. 37 of the UEFA safety and security regulations CEDB has ordered the partial closure of the Charleroi stadium during the next (1) UEFA competition match in which Charleroi would play as the host club (versus FC Zorya Luhansk), and, in particular Charleroi shall close the Tribune 3 Y1 of the Charleroi stadium. The Belgian club have also been fined €28,000 and have been warned about the moving of spectators’ incident. Beitar Jerusalem Incidents: Racist behaviour (banners and chants) – Art. 14 DR, Improper conduct of supporters (breaking down fences) – Art. 16 (2) (f) DR, Setting off and throwing of fireworks and objects – Art. 16 (2) (b) & (c) DR, Illicit banner – Art. 16 (2) (e) DR Decision: The CEDB has ordered the partial closure of the Beitar Jerusalem FC stadium during the next (1) UEFA competition match in which the club would play as the host club . The sector(s) to be closed shall at least comprehend 500 seats. The Israeli club has also been fined €95,000. --- Match: European Qualifiers, Group B, Bosnia and Herzegovina v Israel (3-1), played on 12 June in Zenica Charges against the Bosnia and Herzegovina Football Federation (NFSBiH): - Disruption of national anthem – Art. 16 (2) (g) DR; - Setting off and/or throwing of fireworks and objects – Art. 16 (2) (b) (c) DR; Racist behaviour – Art. 14 DR Decision: The CEDB has ordered the partial closure of the Bosnia and Herzegovina stadium during the next (1) UEFA competition match in which the team would play as the host association, and, in particular the North Stand of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Stadium. The association has also been fined €18,000.

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Published: Monday 29 October 2012, 16.26CET

PAOK appeal rejected

The UEFA Appeals Body has rejected PAOK FC's appeal against the UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body's decisions after incidents in August's home game with SK Rapid Wien.

The UEFA Appeals Body today dealt with the appeal lodged by PAOK FC against the decisions taken by the UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body on 27 August, following incidents during their UEFA Europa League play-off first leg against SK Rapid Wien in Salonika four days earlier.

The Appeals Body decided to reject the appeal lodged by PAOK. Therefore, the decisions of the UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body are confirmed. 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.

In addition, the Greek club will be excluded from the next competition for which they qualify in the next five years, with this ban being suspended for a probationary period 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. They won 2-1 but lost the second leg 3-0 and were eliminated from the competition.

Last updated: 09/05/14 7.27CET

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