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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 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: 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.

Last updated: 16/06/14 14.35CET

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