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Wenger, Nasri and Jordan suspended for one match

Published: Thursday 17 March 2011, 19.05CET
UEFA's Control and Disciplinary Body has handed down one-match bans to Arsenal FC's Arsène Wenger and Samir Nasri and to Tottenham Hotspur FC assistant manager Joe Jordan.
Wenger, Nasri and Jordan suspended for one match
Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger has been suspended for one UEFA club competition game ©Getty Images

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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: Thursday 17 March 2011, 19.05CET

Wenger, Nasri and Jordan suspended for one match

UEFA's Control and Disciplinary Body has handed down one-match bans to Arsenal FC's Arsène Wenger and Samir Nasri and to Tottenham Hotspur FC assistant manager Joe Jordan.

Arsenal FC manager Arsène Wenger and midfield player Samir Nasri have both been suspended for one UEFA club competition match following charges of improper conduct relating to the English team's UEFA Champions League game against FC Barcelona in Spain on 8 March.

The UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body today decided to suspend Wenger and Nasri for one European match each, with the punishment applying to the next UEFA club game for which either man will be eligible. The Arsenal manager has also been fined €10,000.

UEFA had opened disciplinary proceedings against the pair following the north London side's round of 16 second leg in Barcelona. An appeal may be lodged against the ruling within three days of the dispatch of the reasoned decision.

The Control and Disciplinary Body has also imposed a one-match ban on the Tottenham Hotspur FC assistant manager Joe Jordan following incidents that took place at their UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg against AC Milan in Italy on 15 February.

In Jordan's case, the punishment applies to Tottenham's next game in the competition – the English team's quarter-final first leg on 5/6 April. As with the Arsenal decisions, an appeal can be made.

Last updated: 10/05/14 7.03CET

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