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UEFA Appeals Body decisions

Published: Monday 11 March 2013, 18.33CET
The UEFA Appeals Body has delivered its verdicts in relation to a number of cases from the UEFA Europa League round of 32 second-leg matches played in February.
UEFA Appeals Body decisions
UEFA's Appeals Body has made a number of decisions relating to recent UEFA Europa League ties ©UEFA.com

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The UEFA Club Financial Control Body (CFCB) adjudicatory chamber, chaired by José Narciso da Cunha Rodrigues, has taken decisions in the cases of four clubs that had been referred to it by the acting CFCB chief investigator, due to the presence of overdue payables balances The decisions of the CFCB adjudicatory chamber are as follows: FK Ekranas (LTU): The club is excluded from participating in the next UEFA club competition for which it would otherwise qualify in the next two seasons (i.e. 2015/16 and 2016/17). The club has also been fined €15,000. CFR 1907 Cluj (ROU): The club is excluded from participating in the next UEFA club competition for which it would otherwise qualify in the next three seasons (i.e. 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18), unless the club is able to prove by 31 January 2015 that the amounts that were identified as overdue payables on 30 September 2014 have been paid. In addition, CFR 1907 Cluj has also been fined €150,000. FC Astra Giurgiu (ROU): The club is excluded from participating in the next UEFA club competition for which it would otherwise qualify in the next three seasons (i.e. 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18), unless the club is able to prove by 31 January 2015 that the amounts that were identified as overdue payables on 30 September 2014 have been paid. The club has also been fined €100,000. Bursaspor (TUR): The suspended exclusion imposed by the Court of Arbitration in Sport (CAS) in 2012 comes into effect and Bursaspor is therefore excluded from participating in the next UEFA club competition for which it would otherwise qualify in the next four seasons (i.e. 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19). The CFCB adjudicatory chamber has now imposed on Bursaspor a further exclusion (i.e. for a different season to the season in which the above-mentioned immediate exclusion applies) from participating in the next UEFA club competition for which it would otherwise qualify in the next four seasons (i.e. 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19). This new exclusion applies unless the club is able to prove by 31 January 2015 that the amounts that were identified as overdue payables on 30 September 2014 have been paid. The club has also been fined €100,000, half of which is suspended and will only fall due if the club is not able to prove by the above-mentioned deadline that it has paid the above amount of overdue payables.
The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) has taken the following decisions: Match: UEFA Champions League group D, RSC Anderlecht vs Galatasaray AŞ (2-0), played on 26 November in Belgium. RSC Anderlecht: Charges: Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) (b) of UEFA Disciplinary Regulations; Insufficient organisation (stairs blocked) – Art. 38 of UEFA Safety & Security Regulations; Setting off of fireworks – Art. 16 (2) (c) DR Sanctions: The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has ordered the partial closure of the RSC Anderlecht stadium during next (1) UEFA competition match in which RSC Anderlecht will play as the host club, and, in particular the sector N3 of the stadium. The club has also been fined €17,000. --- Match: European Qualifier group H,  Italy vs Croatia (1-1), played on 16 November in Milan: Italy: Charges: Setting off of fireworks (Article 16 (2) (c) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations); Sanctions: The Italian Football Federation has been fined €13,000. Croatia: Charges: Racist behaviour (Article 14 of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations); crowd disturbances (Article 16 (2) (h) DR); setting off of fireworks and missiles (Article 16 (2) (b) & (c) DR Sanctions: The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has ordered the partial closure of the stadium during Croatia’s next (1) UEFA competition match in which Croatia will play as the host association. The sector to be closed should comprise of at least 8,000 seats. The Croatian Football Federation has been fined €80,000

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Published: Monday 11 March 2013, 18.33CET

UEFA Appeals Body decisions

The UEFA Appeals Body has delivered its verdicts in relation to a number of cases from the UEFA Europa League round of 32 second-leg matches played in February.

The UEFA Appeals Body today gave its verdict on the following cases from recent UEFA Europa League matches.

21 February – UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg:
Fenerbahçe SK v FC BATE Borisov
Fenerbahçe charge: Setting off and throwing of fireworks from outside the stadium, kit infringements, improper conduct of the team.
The appeal is rejected and the decision of the UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body of 27 February is upheld (see first decision here).

21 February – UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg:
S.S. Lazio v VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach
Lazio charges: Setting off and throwing of fireworks, racist behaviour, insufficient organisation
The appeal is rejected and the decision of the UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body of 27 February is upheld (see first decision here).

21 February – UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg:
FC Rubin Kazan v Club Atlético de Madrid
Rubin charge: César Navas red card
The appeal is partially admitted. As a result, César Navas is now suspended for two UEFA club competition matches instead of three. As the player has already served one game – Levante UD 0-0 Rubin on 7 March – the remaining suspension applies to the second leg on Thursday 14 March.

Last updated: 09/05/14 6.24CET

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