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Giggs case on disciplinary agenda

Published: Wednesday 3 December 2003, 16.00CET
Charges against Ryan Giggs will be heard by the UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body on Thursday.

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The Club Financial Control Body (CFCB) Investigatory Chamber today announced that ten clubs, for which investigations were opened following non-compliance with Financial Fair Play (FFP) break-even regulations, have individually agreed to settlement agreements. The clubs are AS Monaco FC, AS Roma, Beşiktaş JK, FC Internazionale Milano, FC Krasnodar, FC Lokomotiv Moskva and Sporting Clube de Portugal and, for minor breaches, FC Rostov, Kardemir Karabükspor and PFC CSKA Sofia. The CFCB Investigatory Chamber also announced that VfL Wolsburg have been found (following the submission of additional financial information) to have satisfied the break-even requirement and are no longer under investigation. These settlement agreements aim to ensure that each club achieves break-even compliance with minimal delay, and are defined by Articles 14 (1) (b) and 15 of the Procedural Rules governing the CFCB. Each of the settlement agreements includes some or all of the following provisions: Break-even targets: Defined as (i) annual and aggregate break-even results as per individual summary settlements, and/or (ii) financial covenants on the level of employee benefit expenses (total wages and benefits) and player’s amortization incurred in the relevant reporting period(s); Sporting measures: Defined as limitations on (i) the number of players included on the 'A' list related to UEFA competitions, and/or (ii) the registration of newly-transferred players on the 'A' and 'B' squad lists related to UEFA competitions; and/or (iii) employee benefit expenses (total wages and benefits) incurred in the relevant reporting period(s); and Financial contributions: Defined as (i) money withheld from revenues earned from participation in UEFA competitions; or (ii) an amount to be paid in full by a certain deadline. Such contributions shall not impact future break-even calculations. In the event of a club not qualifying for UEFA competition next season, it will nonetheless be subject to the terms of the settlement agreements. The individual settlement agreements will published on UEFA.org next week and a club-by-club summary for information purposes has been published at (LINK). Four previous settlement agreements were announced on 27 February 2015, so today's announcement brings the total number of settlement agreements for 2014/2015 to 14.


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Published: Wednesday 3 December 2003, 16.00CET

Giggs case on disciplinary agenda

Charges against Ryan Giggs will be heard by the UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body on Thursday.

UEFA's Control and Disciplinary Body holds its latest meeting at the House of European Football in Nyon, Switzerland on Thursday – with national-team cases high on the agenda.

Giggs case
The UEFA disciplinary body will examine a case involving Wales and Manchester United FC winger Ryan Giggs, who will answer a charge of improper conduct for allegedly elbowing a Russian opponent in last month's UEFA EURO 2004™ qualifying play-off first leg in Moscow.

Under-21 play-off
In addition, the Control and Disciplinary Body will deal with incidents which took place at the UEFA European Under-21 Championship play-off second leg between France and Portugal in Clermont-Ferrand on 18 November.

Cissé dismissal
UEFA has been investigating incidents which took place on the bench and in the dressing rooms at the game, which Portugal won 4-1 on penalties, following a 3-3 aggregate draw over two legs, to qualify for next May's final round. France's AJ Auxerre striker Djibril Cissé was sent off during the match, and his case will also be heard.

Istanbul incidents
In another case involving the European Under-21 Championship, the UEFA body will study alleged incidents at the play-off second leg between Turkey and Germany in Istanbul on 18 November. The hearing will focus on the alleged throwing of missiles by spectators towards the match officials at the end of the match. The game ended in a 1-1 draw, with Germany qualifying for the final round on a 2-1 aggregate scoreline.

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