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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 UEFA Club Financial Control Body (CFCB) adjudicatory chamber, chaired by José Narciso da Cunha Rodrigues, has taken decisions in the cases of four clubs that had been referred to it by the acting CFCB chief investigator, due to the presence of overdue payables balances The decisions of the CFCB adjudicatory chamber are as follows: FK Ekranas (LTU): The club is excluded from participating in the next UEFA club competition for which it would otherwise qualify in the next two seasons (i.e. 2015/16 and 2016/17). The club has also been fined €15,000. CFR 1907 Cluj (ROU): The club is excluded from participating in the next UEFA club competition for which it would otherwise qualify in the next three seasons (i.e. 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18), unless the club is able to prove by 31 January 2015 that the amounts that were identified as overdue payables on 30 September 2014 have been paid. In addition, CFR 1907 Cluj has also been fined €150,000. FC Astra Giurgiu (ROU): The club is excluded from participating in the next UEFA club competition for which it would otherwise qualify in the next three seasons (i.e. 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18), unless the club is able to prove by 31 January 2015 that the amounts that were identified as overdue payables on 30 September 2014 have been paid. The club has also been fined €100,000. Bursaspor (TUR): The suspended exclusion imposed by the Court of Arbitration in Sport (CAS) in 2012 comes into effect and Bursaspor is therefore excluded from participating in the next UEFA club competition for which it would otherwise qualify in the next four seasons (i.e. 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19). The CFCB adjudicatory chamber has now imposed on Bursaspor a further exclusion (i.e. for a different season to the season in which the above-mentioned immediate exclusion applies) from participating in the next UEFA club competition for which it would otherwise qualify in the next four seasons (i.e. 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19). This new exclusion applies unless the club is able to prove by 31 January 2015 that the amounts that were identified as overdue payables on 30 September 2014 have been paid. The club has also been fined €100,000, half of which is suspended and will only fall due if the club is not able to prove by the above-mentioned deadline that it has paid the above amount of overdue payables.
The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) has taken the following decisions: Match: UEFA Champions League group D, RSC Anderlecht vs Galatasaray AŞ (2-0), played on 26 November in Belgium. RSC Anderlecht: Charges: Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) (b) of UEFA Disciplinary Regulations; Insufficient organisation (stairs blocked) – Art. 38 of UEFA Safety & Security Regulations; Setting off of fireworks – Art. 16 (2) (c) DR Sanctions: The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has ordered the partial closure of the RSC Anderlecht stadium during next (1) UEFA competition match in which RSC Anderlecht will play as the host club, and, in particular the sector N3 of the stadium. The club has also been fined €17,000. --- Match: European Qualifier group H,  Italy vs Croatia (1-1), played on 16 November in Milan: Italy: Charges: Setting off of fireworks (Article 16 (2) (c) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations); Sanctions: The Italian Football Federation has been fined €13,000. Croatia: Charges: Racist behaviour (Article 14 of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations); crowd disturbances (Article 16 (2) (h) DR); setting off of fireworks and missiles (Article 16 (2) (b) & (c) DR Sanctions: The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has ordered the partial closure of the stadium during Croatia’s next (1) UEFA competition match in which Croatia will play as the host association. The sector to be closed should comprise of at least 8,000 seats. The Croatian Football Federation has been fined €80,000

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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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