FC Dynamo Kyiv have been ordered to play their next two UEFA competition home matches behind closed doors due to racist conduct by supporters. The Ukrainian club have appealed.
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FC Dynamo Kyiv have been ordered by the UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body to play their next two UEFA competition matches at home behind closed doors.
The sanction relates to incidents of racist behaviour by the Ukrainian club's supporters at the UEFA Champions League Group A match against Paris Saint-Germain FC in Kyiv on 21 November 2012, as well as at the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg against FC Girondins de Bordeaux in Kyiv on 14 February 2013.
The first game behind closed doors applies to the next UEFA club competition match for which the club would qualify, while the sanction for the second fixture is deferred for a probationary period of three years.
The Ukrainian club have lodged an appeal against this decision. The date of the UEFA Appeals Body hearing has yet to be decided.