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Basel ordered to play behind closed doors

Published: Wednesday 26 March 2014, 18.35CET
FC Basel 1893 have been ordered to play their next two UEFA home games behind closed doors and fined €107,000 following incidents in the round of 16 second leg.
Basel ordered to play behind closed doors
St. Jakob-Park will be closed for fans for the quarter-final first leg ©Getty Images

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The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) has taken the following decisions:   Match: UEFA Champions League 2014/2015 Group B, FC Basel 1893 vs. Liverpool FC (1:0) played on 1 October in Switzerland FC Basel 1893 Charges: Throwing of objects – art 16 (2) (b) DR Sanction: FC Basel 1893 have been fined 40,000€.   ---   Match: UEFA Champions League 2014/2015 Group D, Arsenal FC vs. Galatasaray A.Ş. (4:1) played on 1 October in England Galatasaray A.Ş. Charges: Setting off/ throwing of fireworks & missiles – art. 16 (2) (b) & (c) DR; Crowd disturbance – art 16 (2) (f) DR Sanction: Galatasaray A.Ş. have been fined 50,000€. The Turkish team have also been ordered to contact Arsenal FC within 30 days for the settlement of the damages caused by its supporters.   Arsenal FC Charges: Insufficient organization (lack of body searching) – art. 16 (1) DR Sanction: The CEDB has decided to close the disciplinary proceedings opened against Arsenal FC.   ---   Match: UEFA Europa League 2014/2015 Group G, Feyenoord vs. R. Standard de Liège (2:1) played on 2 October in the Netherlands Feyenoord Charges: Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) (c) DR; Insufficient organization (stairways blocked) - Art. 38 Safety & Security rag Sanction: Feyenoord have been fined 15,000€.   R. Standard de Liège Match: UEFA Europa League 2014/2015, Feyenoord vs. R. Standard de Liège (2:1) played on 2 October in the Netherlands Charges: Crowd disturbance - Art. 16 (2) (h) DR; Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) (c) DR Sanction: R. Standard de Liège have been fined 17,000€.   ---   Match: European Qualifier Group B, Andorra vs. Wales (1:2) played on 9 September in Andorra Andorran Football Federation Charges: Insufficient organization: field invasion by supporters of the away team – Art. 16 (1) DR; Improper conduct of the team (5 cards or more) - Art. 15 (4) DR Sanction: The Andorran Football Federation has been fined 10,000€.   Football Association of Wales Charges: Field invasions by supporters - Art. 16 (2) letter a) of the DR Sanction: The Football Association of Wales has been fined 5,000€.

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Published: Wednesday 26 March 2014, 18.35CET

Basel ordered to play behind closed doors

FC Basel 1893 have been ordered to play their next two UEFA home games behind closed doors and fined €107,000 following incidents in the round of 16 second leg.

FC Basel 1893 have been ordered by the UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body to play their next two home matches in UEFA competition behind closed doors.

The first match applies to next Thursday's UEFA Europa League quarter-final first leg in Basel against Valencia CF. The sanction for the second game is deferred for a probationary period of two years. The club have also been fined €107,000.

Basel were facing charges for the setting-off and throwing of objects (Article 16(2) UEFA Disciplinary Regulations) and the improper conduct of the team (Article 15(4) Disciplinary Regulations) during their UEFA Europa League round of 16 second leg in Austria against FC Salzburg. The incidents involving Basel supporters resulted in the referee taking the players off the field during the first half before restarting the match.

The decision is open to appeal.

Last updated: 09/05/14 1.55CET

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