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UEFA statement following TFF meeting

Published: Friday 14 June 2013, 12.46CET
UEFA has issued a statement following a meeting in Nyon with representatives of the Turkish Football Federation (TFF) concerning disciplinary matters.
UEFA statement following TFF meeting
UEFA has issued a statement following a meeting with the Turkish Football Federation (TFF) ©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: Friday 14 June 2013, 12.46CET

UEFA statement following TFF meeting

UEFA has issued a statement following a meeting in Nyon with representatives of the Turkish Football Federation (TFF) concerning disciplinary matters.

For the avoidance of doubt and in view of certain misleading stories that have appeared in the Turkish news media, at a meeting in Nyon yesterday with representatives of the Turkish Football Federation (TFF) (which had been requested by the TFF), UEFA first of all emphasised that the UEFA disciplinary bodies are independent and, consequently, that it is not possible for the UEFA administration to predict what the outcome of the procedure(s) will be.

The UEFA disciplinary bodies will apply the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations and decide the case(s) accordingly. It is therefore not a question of the eventual UEFA decisions "affecting" (or not) any previous decisions taken by the disciplinary bodies of the TFF. In his report, the UEFA disciplinary inspector had taken note of the existence (and content) of the decisions taken by the disciplinary bodies of the TFF as well as of the different ongoing criminal proceedings.

In addition to the disciplinary procedure against Fenerbahçe SK, there is also one against Beşiktaş JK. UEFA is, of course, fully confident that the hearings before its disciplinary bodies will be fair and equitable, as they always are.

Last updated: 09/05/14 5.20CET

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