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Appeals Body gives two-match ban to Rooney

Published: Thursday 8 December 2011, 12.03CET
England forward Wayne Rooney's three-match suspension has been cut to a two-game ban by UEFA's Appeals Body, with an additional one-match penalty suspended for four years.
Appeals Body gives two-match ban to Rooney
Wayne Rooney's three-match ban was reduced to two on appeal ©AFP

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The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) announced the following decisions: Match: 2015/16 UEFA Europa League, 2nd qualifying round, first leg, R. Charleroi SC v Beitar Jerusalem FC (5-1), played on 16 July in Belgium. Charleroi Incidents: Racist behaviour (gestures) - Art. 14 of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR), Setting off & throwing of fireworks and objects – Art. 16 (2)  (b) & (c) DR, Moving of spectators to the visitors sector (segregation of spectators) – Art. 37 of the UEFA safety and security regulations CEDB has ordered the partial closure of the Charleroi stadium during the next (1) UEFA competition match in which Charleroi would play as the host club (versus FC Zorya Luhansk), and, in particular Charleroi shall close the Tribune 3 Y1 of the Charleroi stadium. The Belgian club have also been fined €28,000 and have been warned about the moving of spectators’ incident. Beitar Jerusalem Incidents: Racist behaviour (banners and chants) – Art. 14 DR, Improper conduct of supporters (breaking down fences) – Art. 16 (2) (f) DR, Setting off and throwing of fireworks and objects – Art. 16 (2) (b) & (c) DR, Illicit banner – Art. 16 (2) (e) DR Decision: The CEDB has ordered the partial closure of the Beitar Jerusalem FC stadium during the next (1) UEFA competition match in which the club would play as the host club . The sector(s) to be closed shall at least comprehend 500 seats. The Israeli club has also been fined €95,000. --- Match: European Qualifiers, Group B, Bosnia and Herzegovina v Israel (3-1), played on 12 June in Zenica Charges against the Bosnia and Herzegovina Football Federation (NFSBiH): - Disruption of national anthem – Art. 16 (2) (g) DR; - Setting off and/or throwing of fireworks and objects – Art. 16 (2) (b) (c) DR; Racist behaviour – Art. 14 DR Decision: The CEDB has ordered the partial closure of the Bosnia and Herzegovina stadium during the next (1) UEFA competition match in which the team would play as the host association, and, in particular the North Stand of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Stadium. The association has also been fined €18,000.

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Published: Thursday 8 December 2011, 12.03CET

Appeals Body gives two-match ban to Rooney

England forward Wayne Rooney's three-match suspension has been cut to a two-game ban by UEFA's Appeals Body, with an additional one-match penalty suspended for four years.

The UEFA Appeals Body has reduced a suspension imposed on England striker Wayne Rooney at a hearing in Nyon.

The Appeals Body today decided that the player's red card during the UEFA EURO 2012 qualifier in Montenegro on 7 October should incur a two-match suspension, with a further one-game ban for UEFA national team competition matches only (UEFA EURO 2012 and/or UEFA EURO 2016) suspended for four years, instead of the three-match ban handed down by UEFA's Control and Disciplinary Body on 13 October.

Rooney, who will also spend a day supporting a UEFA project as part of the sentence, was sent off in the 74th minute of the 2-2 Group G draw in Podgorica. He will be banned for England's opening two UEFA EURO 2012 matches against France and Sweden but will be eligible for their final Group D fixture against Ukraine.

Last updated: 10/05/14 3.18CET

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