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Disciplinary decisions show anti-racism stance

Published: Friday 6 September 2013, 12.11CET
UEFA's Control and Disciplinary Body announces sanctions against Budapest Honvéd FC, KKS Lech Poznań and GKS Piast Gliwice following UEFA Europa League qualifiers.
Disciplinary decisions show anti-racism stance
Budapest Honvéd, Lech and Piast Gliwice have been charged ©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 6 September 2013, 12.11CET

Disciplinary decisions show anti-racism stance

UEFA's Control and Disciplinary Body announces sanctions against Budapest Honvéd FC, KKS Lech Poznań and GKS Piast Gliwice following UEFA Europa League qualifiers.

UEFA's Control and Disciplinary Body (CDB) has made the following decisions regarding recent cases from UEFA Europa League matches:

FK Vojvodina v Budapest Honvéd FC, UEFA Europa League second qualifying round, first and second legs (18/07/13 and 25/07/13)

Budapest Honvéd have been charged for the improper conduct of supporters (Article 14DR) – racist behaviour and racist chanting. The Hungarian team have been ordered to play their next home game behind closed doors. The Control and Disciplinary Body has also decided to enforce the suspended sanction against Honvéd, as established in the CDB's decision of 22 August 2008, of playing one UEFA competition match behind closed doors. Consequently the CDB has ordered Honvéd to play one additional fixture as host club behind closed doors. They have also been fined €50,000.

KKS Lech Poznań v VMFD Žalgiris, UEFA Europa League third qualifying round, second leg (08/08/13)

Lech Poznań have been charged for the improper conduct of supporters (Article 14DR) – racist behaviour and display of a racist banner. There will be a partial closure of Lech's stadium, in particular the stand containing the Polish side's Ultras, during their next UEFA competition match as hosts. Lech have also been fined €5,000.

GKS Piast Gliwice v Qarabağ FK, UEFA Europa League second qualifying round, second leg (25/07/13)

Piast have been charged for the improper conduct of supporters (Article 14DR) – racist behaviour and display of a racist banner. There will be a partial closure of Piast's stadium, in particular the stand containing the Polish side's Ultras, during their next UEFA competition match as hosts. Piast have also been fined €5,000.

The fight against racism is a high priority for UEFA. The European governing body has a policy of zero tolerance towards racism and discrimination on the pitch and in the stands. All forms of racist behaviour are considered as serious offences against the disciplinary regulations and are punished with the most severe sanctions.

Last updated: 09/05/14 3.37CET

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