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UEFA opens disciplinary proceedings

Published: Monday 10 June 2013, 12.36CET
UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings in relation to FC Steaua Bucureşti and Beşiktaş JK, with both cases now to be reviewed by the UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body.
UEFA opens disciplinary proceedings
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UEFA decision on Mr. Carlo Tavecchio Today, the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) has rendered its final decision concerning Mr Carlo Tavecchio, President of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC). Following a request for information made by UEFA to the FIGC, on 20 August 2014 the UEFA Chief Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector opened a disciplinary investigation regarding alleged racist comments made by Mr. Tavecchio during his FIGC presidential election campaign. At the request of the UEFA Chief Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector disciplinary proceedings were opened against Mr. Tavecchio on 29 September 2014. After having analysed the case file and the statements submitted by both parties, the CEDB has decided, based on Articles 6, 7, 14(1) and 34(5) DR [in the spirit of UEFA’s Resolution entitled European Football united against racism] and taking into account Mr. Tavecchio’s decision to immediately refrain from participating in any UEFA’s activity pending the resolution of the matter, as follows: -        Mr. Tavecchio will be ineligible for any position as a UEFA Official for a period of six months starting from the communication of this decision; -       Mr. Tavecchio will not participate in the next UEFA Congress scheduled for 24 March 2015; -       Mr. Tavecchio will organise a special event in Italy aimed at increasing awareness and compliance with the principles of UEFA’s Resolution entitled European Football united against racism. According to Article 63 of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations, the CEDB decision is immediately enforceable.

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Published: Monday 10 June 2013, 12.36CET

UEFA opens disciplinary proceedings

UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings in relation to FC Steaua Bucureşti and Beşiktaş JK, with both cases now to be reviewed by the UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body.

UEFA has today opened disciplinary proceedings relating to FC Steaua Bucureşti (Romania) and Beşiktaş JK (Turkey). The UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body will review each of these cases before communicating its decisions.

Proceedings have been opened against Steaua Bucureşti on the basis of Articles 2.04.g), 2.05 and 2.10 of the 2013/14 UEFA Champions League Regulations, regarding the admission criteria for participation in UEFA competitions.

Proceedings have also been initiated against Beşiktaş and two club officials in relation to match-fixing activities alleged to have taken place around the 2011 Turkish Cup final.

Both cases will be heard by UEFA's Control and Disciplinary Body on Friday 21 June at the House of European Football in Nyon, Switzerland.

Furthermore, following the investigation into alleged match-fixing activities involving Fenerbahçe SK (Turkey), the UEFA Disciplinary Inspector has submitted his findings to the Control and Disciplinary Body, in the context of disciplinary proceedings against this club and five club officials.

This case will be heard by the Control and Disciplinary Body on Saturday 22 June at the House of European Football.

All hearings will be closed to the media, and no access to the UEFA premises will be granted during the proceedings.

The decisions of the UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body will be communicated in the course of the week starting 24 June.

Last updated: 09/05/14 5.23CET

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