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UEFA welcomes CAS decision on Salzburg

Published: Tuesday 11 March 2014, 15.39CET
UEFA notes with satisfaction that the Court of Arbitration for Sport has rejected the appeal lodged by FC Salzburg against a decision rendered by the UEFA Appeals Body.
UEFA welcomes CAS decision on Salzburg
The CAS confirmed UEFA's position regarding the appeal of Salzburg ©UEFA

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The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has today taken the following decisions concerning racist incidents at recent UEFA club competition qualifying matches:   Competition: 2014/15 UEFA Europa League 1st qualifying round, first leg Match: Diósgyőri VTK vs. Birkirkara FC (2:1) played on 3 July 2014 in Hungary Incident: Racist behaviour - art. 14 DR Sanction: The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has ordered the partial closure of Diósgyőr FC Stadium DVTK during the next (1) UEFA competition match in which Diósgyőr FC would play as a host club, and, in particular, the sectors B 5 to 7 of the Stadium Stadium DVTK.   Competition: 2014/2015 UEFA Europa League 1st qualifying round, second leg Match: FC Spartak Trnava vs. Hibernians FC (5:0) played on 10 July 2014 in Slovakia Incident: Racist behaviour of supporters - Art. 14 of the DR Sanction: The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has ordered the partial closure of FC Spartak Trnava Stadium Antona Malatinského during the next (1) UEFA competition match in which FC Spartak Trnava would play as a host club, and, in particular, the sectors B 1 and 2 of the Stadium Stadium Antona Malatinského.   Competition: 2014/2015 UEFA Europa League 1st qualifying round, both legs Match: Sliema Wanderers FC vs. Ferencvárosi TC (1:1) played on 1 July 2014 in Malta and Ferencvárosi TC vs. Sliema Wanderers FC (2:1) played on 10 July 2014 in Hungary Incident: Racist behaviour (monkey chants) and racist banners - Art. 14 DR Sanction: The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has ordered the partial closure of Ferencvárosi TC Stadium during the next (1) UEFA competition match in which Ferencvárosi TC would play as a host club, and, in particular, the sector N of the Stadium and to fine Ferencvárosi TC 20´000€ for the racist behaviour of their 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 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 any such behaviour.

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Published: Tuesday 11 March 2014, 15.39CET

UEFA welcomes CAS decision on Salzburg

UEFA notes with satisfaction that the Court of Arbitration for Sport has rejected the appeal lodged by FC Salzburg against a decision rendered by the UEFA Appeals Body.

UEFA notes with satisfaction that the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has rejected the appeal lodged by FC Salzburg against the decision rendered by the UEFA Appeals Body on 16 August 2013.

Salzburg were defeated by Fenerbahçe SK in the third qualifying round of the 2013/14 UEFA Champions League and afterwards lodged a protest, which was rejected by both the UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body and the UEFA Appeals Body on 9 August 2013 and 16 August 2013 respectively. Moreover, the CAS had already rejected Salzburg's application for provisional measures whereby they sought UEFA Champions League reinstatement on 21 August 2013.

In a final and comprehensively reasoned award, the CAS confirmed UEFA's position regarding the appeal of Salzburg.

This CAS decision now renders closed all disciplinary proceedings related to the 2013/14 UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League, and confirms that all decisions taken by the UEFA disciplinary bodies in the summer of 2013 in relation to these two competitions, were appropriate.

Last updated: 09/05/14 1.55CET

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