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Spartak, Žilina decisions announced

Published: Friday 17 December 2010, 12.18CET
UEFA has penalised MŠK Žilina and FC Spartak Moskva following their match on 8 December, including a suspended order for Spartak to play one game behind closed doors.
Spartak, Žilina decisions announced
Žilina and Spartak met in UEFA Champions League Group F on 8 December ©Getty Images

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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: Friday 17 December 2010, 12.18CET

Spartak, Žilina decisions announced

UEFA has penalised MŠK Žilina and FC Spartak Moskva following their match on 8 December, including a suspended order for Spartak to play one game behind closed doors.

The UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body has announced sanctions for both MŠK Žilina and FC Spartak Moskva as a result of incidents during the clubs' recent UEFA Champions League encounter in Slovakia.

The Russian club have been ordered to play a UEFA competition home match behind closed doors. This sanction is deferred for a probationary period of two years.

Spartak had been charged with the improper conduct of supporters at the UEFA Champions League Group F game at the Štadión MŠK Žilina on 8 December. The Muscovite side were also issued a €75,000 fine, after serious incidents which included the ignition and throwing of fireworks.

In addition, the Spartak player Ibson has been suspended for the next two European matches for which he will be eligible, following his 77th-minute red card against the Slovakian champions.

Žilina, meanwhile, received a warning about the improper conduct of their team as well as a €5,000 fine. The home players picked up five yellow cards during a game that they lost 2-1 to Spartak.

The decisions announced today follow yesterday's meeting of the Control and Disciplinary Body and can be appealed against within three days of the dispatch of the reasoned decision.

Last updated: 11/05/14 1.59CET

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