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Napoli penalised by Control and Disciplinary Body

Published: Friday 26 October 2012, 17.00CET
SSC Napoli have been punished for inappropriate conduct by fans, insufficient stadium organisation and non-respect of UEFA directives at a recent UEFA Europa League match.
Napoli penalised by Control and Disciplinary Body
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The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) met last week and announced the following decisions:   Match: European Qualifiers, Group D, Georgia v Germany (0-2), 29 March, Tbilisi Georgian Football Federation (GFF) Incidents: Field invasion by supporters – Art. 16 (2) (a) DR; Setting off of fireworks – Art. 16 (2) (c) DR; Insufficient organisation (stairs blocked, lack of body search, gates locked, accreditation system) – Art. 26, 31, 33, 39 of the UEFA safety and security regulations; Art. 11 (1) DR). Decision: The Georgian Football Federation (GFF) has been fined €50,000. -- Match: UEFA Europa League Round of 32 second-leg match between Feyenoord - AS Roma (1-2), played on 26 February in the Netherlands. Feyenoord Incidents: Racist behaviour - Art. 14 DR; Stairs blocked - Art. 38 Safety and Security reg.; Setting off/throwing of fireworks and/or objects Art. 16 (2) DR; Te Vrede Mitchell - art 15 (1) DR; Mulder Erwin Gerardus Theodorus Franc – art 15 (1) DR Decision: Feyenoord has been ordered to play their next (1) UEFA competition match as host club behind closed doors. The Dutch club have also been fined €50,000 for the racist behaviour of its supporters. In addition, the CEDB has decided to order Feyenoord to play one additional UEFA competition match as host club behind closed doors, as well as to fine the club €50,000 for the setting off and throwing of fireworks and objects, and the blocked stairways. The additional match behind closed doors sanction is deferred for a probationary period of two years. Feyenoord player Te Vrede Mitchell has been suspended for two (2) UEFA competition matches for which he would be otherwise eligible. Feyenoord player Mulder Erwin Gerardus Theodorus Franc has been suspended for two (2) UEFA competition matches for which he would be otherwise eligible. -- Match: UEFA Europa League, semi-final, first leg between SSC Napoli and FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (1-1) played on 7 May in Italy. SSC Napoli Incidents: Setting off of fireworks – art. 16 (2) (c) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR); Insufficient organisation – stairways blocked – art. 38 safety & security regulations; Use of laser pointer – art. 16 (2) (d) DR Decision: The CEDB has ordered the partial closure of the SSC Napoli Stadium during the next (1) UEFA competition match in which SSC Napoli would play as the host club, and, in particular SSC Napoli shall closed Curvca A and B of the SSC Napoli Stadium. The Italian club have also been fined €80,000. -- Match: UEFA Champions League, quarter-final, second leg between FC Bayern München and FC Porto (6-1) played on 21 April in Germany. Incidents: Josep Guardiola – Incident of non-sporting nature – Art. 11 (2) (c) Disciplinary regulations Decision: FC Bayern München coach Josep Guardiola has received a warning. Julian Lopetegui – Dismissal from the bench – Art. 60 DR Decision: FC Porto coach Julian Lopetegui has been suspended for one (1) UEFA competition match in which he would otherwise participate. -- Match: European Qualifiers, Group D, Republic of Ireland v Poland (1-1), 29 March, Dublin Incidents: Football Association of Ireland (FAI): Improper conduct of the team (5 cards or more) – Art. 15 (4) DR Decision: The Football Association of Ireland has been fined €6,000. Polish Football Federation (PZPN): Setting-off of fireworks/throwing of objects – Art. 16 (2) (b) & (c) DR Decision: The Polish Football Association has been fined €25,000.

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Published: Friday 26 October 2012, 17.00CET

Napoli penalised by Control and Disciplinary Body

SSC Napoli have been punished for inappropriate conduct by fans, insufficient stadium organisation and non-respect of UEFA directives at a recent UEFA Europa League match.

Italian club SSC Napoli have been punished by the UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body for the inappropriate conduct of their supporters, insufficient organisation in the stadium and non-respect of UEFA directives related to stadium security at their UEFA Europa League Group F match against Swedish opponents AIK on 20 September.

The Control and Disciplinary Body decided to prohibit Napoli from selling tickets for sectors 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 23 and 24, as well as the sector for disabled spectators at the north end of the main stand (west stand) of the Stadio San Paolo, for their next UEFA Europa League game against FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk on 8 November.

This is unless Napoli can provide a report from an independent construction company which confirms, with photographic evidence, that the necessary repair work has been carried out and that the aforementioned stands meet all the relevant spectator safety standards. If such a report is submitted, the ban on ticket sales could be suspended for a probationary period of five years.

The Control and Disciplinary Body ruled that if satisfactory or partially satisfactory repairs have not been carried out by 6 November, in addition to the punishment mentioned above, the chairman of the body may, on the advice of the competent UEFA body, prohibit UEFA competition matches from taking place at the Stadio San Paolo.

Furthermore, the Control and Disciplinary Body ordered Napoli to play one UEFA competition game behind closed doors, subject to a probationary period of five years. The Italian club have also been fined €150,000.

Napoli may appeal against this decision within three days of the dispatch of the reasoned decision.

Last updated: 09/05/14 7.33CET

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