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Heavy fine for Croatian Football Federation

Published: Wednesday 22 June 2011, 17.08CET
UEFA's Control and Disciplinary Body has fined the Croatian Football Federation €80,000 following incidents at the UEFA EURO 2012 qualifier against Georgia earlier this month.
Heavy fine for Croatian Football Federation
Croatia beat Georgia 2-1 in last month's qualifier ©Getty Images

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The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) has announced the following decision: Match: UEFA Champions League, group F, Real Madrid CF vs. Legia Warszawa (5-1) played on 18 October in Spain. Charges against Legia Warszawa: - Crowd disturbances - Art. 16.2 (letter h) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR) Decision: The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary (CEDB) has decided: - To ban Legia Warszawa from selling tickets to its away supporters for the next (1) UEFA competition match in which the club will play as the away team, namely their next UEFA Champions League match against Borussia Dortmund on 22 November in Germany.  - To ban Legia Warszawa from selling tickets to its away supporters for two (2) additional UEFA competition matches in which the club will play as the away team. This sanction is deferred for a probationary period of one year.  - To fine Legia Warszawa €80,000. *Note: The full Article 16 of the 2016 UEFA Disciplinary Regulations can be found here: Article 16 - Order and security at UEFA competition matches 1. Host clubs and national associations are responsible for order and security both inside and around the stadium before, during and after matches. They are liable for incidents of any kind and may be subject to disciplinary measures and directives unless they can prove that they have not been negligent in any way in the organisation of the match. 2. However, all associations and clubs are liable for the following inappropriate behaviour on the part of their supporters and may be subject to disciplinary measures and directives even if they can prove the absence of any negligence in relation to the organisation of the match: a. the invasion or attempted invasion of the field of play; b. the throwing of objects; c. the lighting of fireworks or any other objects; d. the use of laser pointers or similar electronic devices; e. the use of gestures, words, objects or any other means to transmit any message that is not fit for a sports event, particularly messages that are of a political, ideological, religious, offensive or provocative nature; f. acts of damage; g. causing a disturbance during national anthems; h. any other lack of order or discipline observed inside or around the stadium.

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Published: Wednesday 22 June 2011, 17.08CET

Heavy fine for Croatian Football Federation

UEFA's Control and Disciplinary Body has fined the Croatian Football Federation €80,000 following incidents at the UEFA EURO 2012 qualifier against Georgia earlier this month.

The Croatian Football Federation (HNS) has been fined €80,000 by UEFA's Control and Disciplinary Body in the wake of incidents at the UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying Group F match against Georgia in Split on 3 June.

The charges brought against the HNS concerned crowd disturbances, a pitch invasion, the showing of illicit banners, the setting off and throwing of fireworks, violation of kit regulations (manufacturer's logo on the goalkeeper's gloves) and insufficient organisation. An appeal must be made within three days of the dispatch of the reasoned decision.

In February, UEFA President Michel Platini met the president of the Republic of Croatia, Ivo Josipović, to discuss issues relating to violence and security around matches involving Croatian teams.

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