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Dinamo sanctioned for fans' racist behaviour

Published: Wednesday 25 September 2013, 17.10CET
UEFA's Control and Disciplinary Body has announced decisions relating to recent cases from UEFA Champions League matches involving GNK Dinamo Zagreb of Croatia.
Dinamo sanctioned for fans' racist behaviour
Dinamo Zagreb were sanctioned on Wednesday ©UEFA.com

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The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) announced today its decision after incidents that occurred during the European Qualifier group F match between Romania and Hungary (1-1), which was played on 11 October in Bucarest.   Romanian Football Federation (FRF) Incidents: Setting off/throwing of fireworks and missiles - Art. 16 (2) UEFA Disciplinary Regulations; Use of laser pointer - Art. 16 (2) DR; Crowd disturbances - Art. 16 (2) DR; Illicit banners – art. 16 DR Sanctions: The CEDB has ordered the partial closure of the stadium chosen by the FRF (i.e. Arena Națională)  during the next (1) UEFA competition match in which the Romania would play as the host association, and, in particular, the sector 122 of that stadium. The FRF has also been fined €32,000.   Hungarian Football Federation (MLSZ) Incidents: Racist behaviour - Art. 14 DR; Setting off/throwing of fireworks and missiles - Art. 16 (2) DR; Crowd disturbance (seats destroyed and thrown) - Art. 16 (2) DR Sanctions: The CEDB has ordered the partial closure of the stadium chosen by the MLSZ (i.e. Flórián Albert Stadion) during the next (1) UEFA competition match in which Hungary would play as the host association. The closed sector(s) should at least comprehend 2,500 seats. The MLSZ has also been fined €30,000. Finally, the MLSZ has been ordered to contact the FRF within 30 days for the settlement of the damages caused by its supporters. The fight against racism is a high priority for UEFA. The European governing body has a zero-tolerance policy towards racism and discrimination on the field and in the stands. All forms of racist behaviour are considered serious offences against the disciplinary regulations and are punished with the most severe sanctions. Following the entry into force of new disciplinary regulations in June 2013, the fight against racist conduct has been stepped up a level – resulting in stricter penalties to deter any such behaviour.   These decisions are open to appeal.

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Published: Wednesday 25 September 2013, 17.10CET

Dinamo sanctioned for fans' racist behaviour

UEFA's Control and Disciplinary Body has announced decisions relating to recent cases from UEFA Champions League matches involving GNK Dinamo Zagreb of Croatia.

UEFA's Control and Disciplinary Body (CDB) has announced decisions relating to recent cases from UEFA Champions League matches involving GNK Dinamo Zagreb of Croatia:

• FK Austria Wien v Dinamo Zagreb, play-off second leg (27/08/13)

• Dinamo Zagreb v FC Sheriff, third qualifying round first leg (30/07/13)

Dinamo had been charged for the racist behaviour of supporters, throwing of missiles and/or fireworks, and improper conduct of the team (five cards or more).

The Croatian club have been ordered to play two home UEFA competition matches behind closed doors, with half of the suspension (one game) deferred for a probationary period of five years. They have also been fined €70,250.

The fight against racism is a high priority for UEFA. Europe's football governing body has a zero tolerance policy towards racism and discrimination on the pitch and in the stands. All forms of racist behaviour are considered serious offences against the disciplinary regulations and are punished with the most severe sanctions. Following the entry into force of the new disciplinary regulations on 1 June 2013, the fight against racist conduct has been stepped up a level – resulting in more severe sanctions to deter such behaviour.

Last updated: 09/05/14 3.40CET

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