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Europa League clubs fined, calendar issue settled

Published: Friday 26 April 2013, 16.00CET
UEFA's Control and Disciplinary Body has fined two clubs in the wake of recent UEFA Europa League games and also addressed organisational and calendar-related issues.
Europa League clubs fined, calendar issue settled
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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: Friday 26 April 2013, 16.00CET

Europa League clubs fined, calendar issue settled

UEFA's Control and Disciplinary Body has fined two clubs in the wake of recent UEFA Europa League games and also addressed organisational and calendar-related issues.

The UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body (CDB) has awarded fines to FC Internazionale Milano and SL Benfica for organisational issues and the improper conduct of their fans at two recent UEFA Europa League round of 16 matches.

Internazionale have been fined €45,000 for incidents during their round of 16 return leg against Tottenham Hotspur FC in Milan on 14 March, while Benfica were handed a €32,000 fine related to incidents at their round of 16 first leg against FC Girondins de Bordeaux in Lisbon on 7 March.

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

The CDB also issued a decision concerning the proceedings initiated against the English Football Association (FA) regarding calendar clashes relating to the 2010/11 and 2011/12 seasons. Accepting a resolution of the case between the parties, the FA will pay €50,000 and the 10% of the UEFA Champions League distribution payment for 2010/11, which was withheld, will be added at the end of the current campaign to the pot for distribution to the respective clubs in the relevant remaining UEFA member associations.

In addition, UEFA will now establish a working group, which will involve representatives of the FA, in order to avoid calendar clashes in future.

Last updated: 09/05/14 6.03CET

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