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Arsenal Kyiv handed forfeit defeat

Published: Wednesday 8 August 2012, 9.30CET
FC Arsenal Kyiv have been handed a 3-0 forfeit defeat for fielding an ineligible player, Eric Matoukou, in their UEFA Europa League third qualifying round first leg against ND Mura 05.
Arsenal Kyiv handed forfeit defeat
Arsenal Kyiv and Mura meet again on Thursday ©FC Arsenal Kyiv

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The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) announced today its decision after incidents that occurred during the European Qualifier group F match between Romania and Hungary (1-1), which was played on 11 October in Bucarest.   Romanian Football Federation (FRF) Incidents: Setting off/throwing of fireworks and missiles - Art. 16 (2) UEFA Disciplinary Regulations; Use of laser pointer - Art. 16 (2) DR; Crowd disturbances - Art. 16 (2) DR; Illicit banners – art. 16 DR Sanctions: The CEDB has ordered the partial closure of the stadium chosen by the FRF (i.e. Arena Națională)  during the next (1) UEFA competition match in which the Romania would play as the host association, and, in particular, the sector 122 of that stadium. The FRF has also been fined €32,000.   Hungarian Football Federation (MLSZ) Incidents: Racist behaviour - Art. 14 DR; Setting off/throwing of fireworks and missiles - Art. 16 (2) DR; Crowd disturbance (seats destroyed and thrown) - Art. 16 (2) DR Sanctions: The CEDB has ordered the partial closure of the stadium chosen by the MLSZ (i.e. Flórián Albert Stadion) during the next (1) UEFA competition match in which Hungary would play as the host association. The closed sector(s) should at least comprehend 2,500 seats. The MLSZ has also been fined €30,000. Finally, the MLSZ has been ordered to contact the FRF within 30 days for the settlement of the damages caused by its supporters. The fight against racism is a high priority for UEFA. The European governing body has a zero-tolerance policy towards racism and discrimination on the field and in the stands. All forms of racist behaviour are considered serious offences against the disciplinary regulations and are punished with the most severe sanctions. Following the entry into force of new disciplinary regulations in June 2013, the fight against racist conduct has been stepped up a level – resulting in stricter penalties to deter any such behaviour.   These decisions are open to appeal.

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Published: Wednesday 8 August 2012, 9.30CET

Arsenal Kyiv handed forfeit defeat

FC Arsenal Kyiv have been handed a 3-0 forfeit defeat for fielding an ineligible player, Eric Matoukou, in their UEFA Europa League third qualifying round first leg against ND Mura 05.

ND Mura 05 have been awarded a 3-0 win in their UEFA Europa League third qualifying round first leg against FC Arsenal Kyiv after the Ukrainian team fielded an ineligible player.

Last Thursday's opener ended in a 3-0 win for the home side, but UEFA's Control and Disciplinary Body ruled that the result should be a 3-0 victory for Slovenian visitors Mura because Arsenal Kyiv's Eric Matoukou, the scorer of the third goal, was serving the second game of a two-match suspension.

Matoukou had been handed a two-match ban after receiving a red card while playing for KRC Genk in a UEFA Europa League qualifier against FC Porto on 19 August 2010.

The Cameroonian international sat out the second leg of that tie in Portugal but, having not been registered for UEFA competition by Genk in 2011/12, had not served the second part of his suspension before taking to the field last week.

With the first-leg result having been forfeited, Mura will be defending a 3-0 lead when the tie concludes in Slovenia on Thursday. In addition, Matoukou has now been banned for two matches, the first being the upcoming second leg. An appeal can be lodged against this decision within three days of the dispatch of the written decision.

Last updated: 09/05/14 8.25CET

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