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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 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: 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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