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UEFA statement following TFF meeting

Published: Friday 14 June 2013, 12.46CET
UEFA has issued a statement following a meeting in Nyon with representatives of the Turkish Football Federation (TFF) concerning disciplinary matters.
UEFA statement following TFF meeting
UEFA has issued a statement following a meeting with the Turkish Football Federation (TFF) ©UEFA.com

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The Club Financial Control Body (CFCB) Investigatory Chamber today announced that ten clubs, for which investigations were opened following non-compliance with Financial Fair Play (FFP) break-even regulations, have individually agreed to settlement agreements. The clubs are AS Monaco FC, AS Roma, Beşiktaş JK, FC Internazionale Milano, FC Krasnodar, FC Lokomotiv Moskva and Sporting Clube de Portugal and, for minor breaches, FC Rostov, Kardemir Karabükspor and PFC CSKA Sofia. The CFCB Investigatory Chamber also announced that VfL Wolsburg have been found (following the submission of additional financial information) to have satisfied the break-even requirement and are no longer under investigation. These settlement agreements aim to ensure that each club achieves break-even compliance with minimal delay, and are defined by Articles 14 (1) (b) and 15 of the Procedural Rules governing the CFCB. Each of the settlement agreements includes some or all of the following provisions: Break-even targets: Defined as (i) annual and aggregate break-even results as per individual summary settlements, and/or (ii) financial covenants on the level of employee benefit expenses (total wages and benefits) and player’s amortization incurred in the relevant reporting period(s); Sporting measures: Defined as limitations on (i) the number of players included on the 'A' list related to UEFA competitions, and/or (ii) the registration of newly-transferred players on the 'A' and 'B' squad lists related to UEFA competitions; and/or (iii) employee benefit expenses (total wages and benefits) incurred in the relevant reporting period(s); and Financial contributions: Defined as (i) money withheld from revenues earned from participation in UEFA competitions; or (ii) an amount to be paid in full by a certain deadline. Such contributions shall not impact future break-even calculations. In the event of a club not qualifying for UEFA competition next season, it will nonetheless be subject to the terms of the settlement agreements. The individual settlement agreements will published on UEFA.org next week and a club-by-club summary for information purposes has been published at (LINK). Four previous settlement agreements were announced on 27 February 2015, so today's announcement brings the total number of settlement agreements for 2014/2015 to 14.

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Published: Friday 14 June 2013, 12.46CET

UEFA statement following TFF meeting

UEFA has issued a statement following a meeting in Nyon with representatives of the Turkish Football Federation (TFF) concerning disciplinary matters.

For the avoidance of doubt and in view of certain misleading stories that have appeared in the Turkish news media, at a meeting in Nyon yesterday with representatives of the Turkish Football Federation (TFF) (which had been requested by the TFF), UEFA first of all emphasised that the UEFA disciplinary bodies are independent and, consequently, that it is not possible for the UEFA administration to predict what the outcome of the procedure(s) will be.

The UEFA disciplinary bodies will apply the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations and decide the case(s) accordingly. It is therefore not a question of the eventual UEFA decisions "affecting" (or not) any previous decisions taken by the disciplinary bodies of the TFF. In his report, the UEFA disciplinary inspector had taken note of the existence (and content) of the decisions taken by the disciplinary bodies of the TFF as well as of the different ongoing criminal proceedings.

In addition to the disciplinary procedure against Fenerbahçe SK, there is also one against Beşiktaş JK. UEFA is, of course, fully confident that the hearings before its disciplinary bodies will be fair and equitable, as they always are.

Last updated: 09/05/14 5.20CET

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