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Serbia-England disciplinary decisions announced

Published: Thursday 13 December 2012, 17.25CET
UEFA's Control and Disciplinary Body orders Serbia's U21s to play their next UEFA competition home game behind closed doors among sanctions relating to the Serbia-England play-off.
Serbia-England disciplinary decisions announced
UEFA's Control and Disciplinary Body has imposed sanctions relating to the Serbia-England game ©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: Thursday 13 December 2012, 17.25CET

Serbia-England disciplinary decisions announced

UEFA's Control and Disciplinary Body orders Serbia's U21s to play their next UEFA competition home game behind closed doors among sanctions relating to the Serbia-England play-off.

The UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body has ordered the Serbian Under-21 national team to play their next UEFA competition home match behind closed doors, following a number of incidents that occurred during and after the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship play-off second-leg match against England at the Mladost Stadium in Krusevac on 16 October. The Football Association of Serbia (FSS) has also been fined €80,000.

The sanction against the FSS has been imposed for the improper conduct of its supporters, specifically racist behaviour, during and at the end of the match, as well as for the improper conduct of the Serbia players at the end of the game.

The UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body has also decided to:

• Suspend Serbia fitness coach Andreja Milutinović from all football-related activities for two years, the second of which is suspended for a probationary period of three years. FIFA will be requested to extend this decision so as to give it a worldwide effect.

• Suspend Serbia assistant coach Predrag Katić from all football-related activities for one year, the final six months of which are suspended for a probationary period of three years. FIFA will be requested to extend this decision so as to give it a worldwide effect.

• Suspend Serbia player Goran Caušić for four UEFA national team competition matches.

• Suspend Serbia player Ognjen Mudrinski for three UEFA national team competition matches.

• Suspend Serbia player Filip Malbašić for three UEFA national team competition matches.

• Suspend Serbia player Nikola Ninković for two UEFA national team competition matches.

The suspensions will apply to the next UEFA national team competition matches for which the players would be eligible.

The disciplinary proceedings opened against Serbia player Aleksandar Pantić are dismissed.

At the same hearing, the UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body decided to dismiss the disciplinary proceedings opened against The Football Association. The FA has received a warning for improper conduct by its team (more than five cautions).

The UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body has also decided to:

• Suspend England player Steven Caulker for two UEFA national team competition matches. This suspension applies to the following games: England v Italy on 5 June 2013 and England v Norway on 8 June 2013.

• Suspend England player Thomas Ince for one UEFA national team competition match. This suspension applies to the following game: England v Italy on 5 June 2013.

An appeal may be lodged against these decisions within three days of the dispatch of the reasoned decision.

Last updated: 09/05/14 7.08CET

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