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UEFA appeal against Keane verdict

Published: Tuesday 9 March 2004, 13.40CET
UEFA has appealed against its disciplinary body's decision to hand Roy Keane a one-match ban.

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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: Tuesday 9 March 2004, 13.40CET

UEFA appeal against Keane verdict

UEFA has appealed against its disciplinary body's decision to hand Roy Keane a one-match ban.

An appeal has been lodged by UEFA, in accordance with its disciplinary regulations, against the one-match ban given to Manchester United FC captain Roy Keane for his dismissal in last month’s UEFA Champions League first knock-out round first leg against FC Porto.

UEFA’s power of appeal
Under Article 50 of the UEFA disciplinary regulations, UEFA has the power of appeal against verdicts taken by its disciplinary authorities. In the initial proceedings, Keane was found guilty of improper conduct, which carries a one-match suspension. However, UEFA is asking for the act to be considered as assault, which would mean a ban of at least three matches.  

Missing tonight
The one-match ban was announced by the UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body last Friday, and means that Keane misses tonight’s return leg against the Portuguese champions.

Challenge on goalkeeper
Keane was dismissed in the closing stages of the first game, which Porto won 2-1 in Portugal, following a challenge on opposition goalkeeper Vítor Baía. The Irish midfielder caught the keeper with his foot as he jumped over him.  

Appeal hearing
The appeal hearing is likely to take place on the afternoon of Friday 19 March.

 

Last updated: 13/05/14 4.19CET

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