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Partial stadium closure for CSKA Moskva

Published: Wednesday 30 October 2013, 17.27CET
Following the charge of racist behaviour by PFC CSKA Moskva fans last week, the UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body has ordered a partial stadium closure for their next game.
Partial stadium closure for CSKA Moskva
The Arena Khimki will be partially closed for CSKA's next UEFA Champions League match ©Getty Images

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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 30 October 2013, 17.27CET

Partial stadium closure for CSKA Moskva

Following the charge of racist behaviour by PFC CSKA Moskva fans last week, the UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body has ordered a partial stadium closure for their next game.

The UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body has handed down sanctions to PFC CSKA Moskva following incidents during their UEFA Champions League home game against Manchester City FC on 23 October.

Following the charge of racist behaviour by CSKA supporters during the Manchester City match (Article 14 of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations), the  Control and Disciplinary Body has ordered the partial closure of the Arena Khimki, where CSKA play their home games in UEFA competition: specifically, to close sector D of the stadium during the club's next UEFA competition home match.

CSKA's next home fixture in UEFA competition is scheduled against FC Bayern München in the UEFA Champions League on 27 November.

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 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, the fight against racist conduct has been stepped up a level – resulting in more severe sanctions to deter any such behaviour.

Last updated: 09/05/14 3.10CET

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