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UEFA welcomes CAS decision on Dinamo

Published: Monday 16 June 2014, 14.32CET
The Court of Arbitration for Sport has confirmed UEFA's sanctions against GNK Dinamo Zagreb for the discriminatory behaviour of fans at two UEFA Champions League games.
UEFA welcomes CAS decision on Dinamo
CAS has backed UEFA's sanctions against Dinamo ©UEFA

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The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) has announced the following decision: Match: UEFA Champions League, group F, Real Madrid CF vs. Legia Warszawa (5-1) played on 18 October in Spain. Charges against Legia Warszawa: - Crowd disturbances - Art. 16.2 (letter h) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR) Decision: The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary (CEDB) has decided: - To ban Legia Warszawa from selling tickets to its away supporters for the next (1) UEFA competition match in which the club will play as the away team, namely their next UEFA Champions League match against Borussia Dortmund on 22 November in Germany.  - To ban Legia Warszawa from selling tickets to its away supporters for two (2) additional UEFA competition matches in which the club will play as the away team. This sanction is deferred for a probationary period of one year.  - To fine Legia Warszawa €80,000. *Note: The full Article 16 of the 2016 UEFA Disciplinary Regulations can be found here: Article 16 - Order and security at UEFA competition matches 1. Host clubs and national associations are responsible for order and security both inside and around the stadium before, during and after matches. They are liable for incidents of any kind and may be subject to disciplinary measures and directives unless they can prove that they have not been negligent in any way in the organisation of the match. 2. However, all associations and clubs are liable for the following inappropriate behaviour on the part of their supporters and may be subject to disciplinary measures and directives even if they can prove the absence of any negligence in relation to the organisation of the match: a. the invasion or attempted invasion of the field of play; b. the throwing of objects; c. the lighting of fireworks or any other objects; d. the use of laser pointers or similar electronic devices; e. the use of gestures, words, objects or any other means to transmit any message that is not fit for a sports event, particularly messages that are of a political, ideological, religious, offensive or provocative nature; f. acts of damage; g. causing a disturbance during national anthems; h. any other lack of order or discipline observed inside or around the stadium.

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Published: Monday 16 June 2014, 14.32CET

UEFA welcomes CAS decision on Dinamo

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has confirmed UEFA's sanctions against GNK Dinamo Zagreb for the discriminatory behaviour of fans at two UEFA Champions League games.

UEFA welcomes the decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) confirming the sanctions imposed by the UEFA disciplinary bodies on GNK Dinamo Zagreb concerning the discriminatory behaviour of their supporters during the 2013/14 UEFA Champions League.

As a result of discriminatory chanting at two of its 2013/14 UEFA Champions League matches, the Croatian club had firstly been ordered to close the east section of its stadium and, afterwards, to play one match behind closed doors – this sanction was coupled with a €50,000 fine. Both decisions have been now confirmed by the CAS.

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.

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