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Metalist disqualified from UEFA competitions

Published: Wednesday 14 August 2013, 12.14CET
FC Metalist Kharkiv are disqualified from UEFA competitions for season 2013/14 following the conclusion of disciplinary proceedings against the Ukrainian club.
Metalist disqualified from UEFA competitions
Disciplinary proceedings were opened against Metalist earlier this month ©UEFA.com

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The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) announced the following decisions: Match: 2015/16 UEFA Europa League, 2nd qualifying round, first leg, R. Charleroi SC v Beitar Jerusalem FC (5-1), played on 16 July in Belgium. Charleroi Incidents: Racist behaviour (gestures) - Art. 14 of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR), Setting off & throwing of fireworks and objects – Art. 16 (2)  (b) & (c) DR, Moving of spectators to the visitors sector (segregation of spectators) – Art. 37 of the UEFA safety and security regulations CEDB has ordered the partial closure of the Charleroi stadium during the next (1) UEFA competition match in which Charleroi would play as the host club (versus FC Zorya Luhansk), and, in particular Charleroi shall close the Tribune 3 Y1 of the Charleroi stadium. The Belgian club have also been fined €28,000 and have been warned about the moving of spectators’ incident. Beitar Jerusalem Incidents: Racist behaviour (banners and chants) – Art. 14 DR, Improper conduct of supporters (breaking down fences) – Art. 16 (2) (f) DR, Setting off and throwing of fireworks and objects – Art. 16 (2) (b) & (c) DR, Illicit banner – Art. 16 (2) (e) DR Decision: The CEDB has ordered the partial closure of the Beitar Jerusalem FC stadium during the next (1) UEFA competition match in which the club would play as the host club . The sector(s) to be closed shall at least comprehend 500 seats. The Israeli club has also been fined €95,000. --- Match: European Qualifiers, Group B, Bosnia and Herzegovina v Israel (3-1), played on 12 June in Zenica Charges against the Bosnia and Herzegovina Football Federation (NFSBiH): - Disruption of national anthem – Art. 16 (2) (g) DR; - Setting off and/or throwing of fireworks and objects – Art. 16 (2) (b) (c) DR; Racist behaviour – Art. 14 DR Decision: The CEDB has ordered the partial closure of the Bosnia and Herzegovina stadium during the next (1) UEFA competition match in which the team would play as the host association, and, in particular the North Stand of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Stadium. The association has also been fined €18,000.

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Published: Wednesday 14 August 2013, 12.14CET

Metalist disqualified from UEFA competitions

FC Metalist Kharkiv are disqualified from UEFA competitions for season 2013/14 following the conclusion of disciplinary proceedings against the Ukrainian club.

Following the disciplinary proceedings opened against FC Metalist Kharkiv under Articles 2.04g, 2.05 and 2.10 of the Regulations of the UEFA Champions League 2013/14, regarding the admission criteria for participation in UEFA competitions, the UEFA Appeals Body today announced its decision related to the Ukrainian club.

The UEFA Appeals Body carefully analysed the statements and documents submitted by the club, as well as the statements and documents submitted by the UEFA Disciplinary Inspector and reached the following decision:

• FC Metalist Kharkiv are disqualified from the 2013/14 UEFA competitions.

The club has the opportunity to appeal the decision of the UEFA Appeals Body to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

In the meantime, the UEFA Emergency Panel – which is composed of five members of the UEFA Executive Committee – will hold a meeting later today to consider the consequences of the decision on the competitions.

Last updated: 09/05/14 4.05CET

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