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Serbia-England appeal decisions

Published: Friday 15 February 2013, 21.01CET
The UEFA Appeals Body has given its verdicts in relation to last October's UEFA European U21 Championship play-off second leg between Serbia and England in Krusevac.
Serbia-England appeal decisions
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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 15 February 2013, 21.01CET

Serbia-England appeal decisions

The UEFA Appeals Body has given its verdicts in relation to last October's UEFA European U21 Championship play-off second leg between Serbia and England in Krusevac.

Following the appeals lodged by UEFA, the English Football Association (FA) and the Serbian fitness coach Andreja Milutinović against the decisions of the UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body of 13 December 2012 concerning a number of incidents that occurred during and after the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship play-off second-leg match between Serbia and England last October, the UEFA Appeals Body has rendered the following decisions:

• The appeal lodged by UEFA is partially admitted as follows:

a) The Serbian fitness coach Andreja Milutinović is suspended from all football-related activities for two years. FIFA will be requested to extend this decision so as to give it a worldwide effect.
b) The Serbian player Nikola Ninković is suspended for three UEFA national team competition matches.
c) The Serbian U21 team is ordered to play its next two home UEFA competition matches behind closed doors.

• The appeal lodged by the English FA is partially admitted as follows:

The England player Steven Caulker is issued with a warning in respect of his future conduct, and the player undertakes to perform one full day of community football service according to the instructions to be given by UEFA Disciplinary Services.

• The appeal lodged by Andreja Milutinović is rejected.

The other decisions taken by the Control and Disciplinary Body on 13 December 2012 are confirmed.

Last updated: 09/05/14 6.33CET

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