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by UEFA - 12/06/2013

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Europa League quarter-final second leg match between PFC CSKA Moskva and Arsenal FC (2-2) played on 12 April in Russia.

Charges against PFC CSKA Moskva:

- Setting of fireworks – Art. 16 (2) of the Disciplinary Regulations
- Throwing of objects – Art. 16 (2) DR
- Stairways blocked – Art. 38 of the UEFA Safety & Security Regulations

This case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 31 May.

The UEFA Appeals Body has rendered its decisions following appeals made by four Malta under-21 international players against the decisions of the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) taken on 14 and 15 December 2017 relating to match-fixing offences.

The CEDB had taken the following decisions:

- Samir Arab: Art. 12 (2) (d) DR: ban until 31.12.2019 for not immediately and voluntarily informing UEFA if approached in connection with activities aimed at influencing in an unlawful or undue manner the course and/or result of a match or competition

- Ryan Camenzuli: Art. 12 (2) (d) DR: ban until until 30.06.2019 and community football service for not immediately and voluntarily informing UEFA if approached in connection with activities aimed at influencing in an unlawful or undue manner the course and/or result of a match or competition

- Llywelyn Cremona: Art. 12 (2) (d) DR: ban until 31.12.2018 and community football service for not immediately and voluntarily informing UEFA if approached in connection with activities aimed at influencing in an unlawful or undue manner the course and/or result of a match or competition

- Luke Montebello: Art. 12 (2) (d) DR: ban until 31.12.2018 and community football service for not immediately and voluntarily informing UEFA if approached in connection with activities aimed at influencing in an unlawful or undue manner the course and/or result of a match or competition

The UEFA Appeals Body at its meeting on 9 and 10 April has decided to reject the appeals lodged by the afore-mentioned players.

The cases of the players Emanuel Briffa and Kyle Cesare, who had received a lifelong ban from all football related activity, are still pending. The date of the meeting to decide on these cases has not been determined yet.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg match between Manchester City FC and Liverpool FC (1-2) played on 10 April in England.

Charges against Manchester City FC:

- Josep Guardiola - Dismissal from the bench - Article 15 of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Improper conduct of the coach - Art. 69 (1) (DR)

Charges against Liverpool FC:

- Setting off of fireworks - Article 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) DR

This case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 31 May.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg match between FC Barcelona and AS Roma (4-1) played on 4 April in Spain.

Charges against FC Barcelona:

- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations

This case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 31 May.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg match between Liverpool FC and Manchester City FC (3-0) played on 4 April in England.

Charges against Liverpool FC:

- Setting off of fireworks - Article 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Acts of damage - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Crowd disturbances - Art. 16 (2) DR

The charges of acts of damage and crowd disturbances relate to incidents involving the Manchester City FC team bus.

This case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 31 May.

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) has announced the following decision:

Match: UEFA Europa League Round of 32 match between Celtic FC and FC Zenit (1-0), played on 15 February in Scotland.

Decision: The CEDB has decided to warn FC Zenit and the player Dmitri Poloz for a doping control violation (article 6.01 and 6.05 of the UEFA anti-doping regulations)

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) has announced the following decisions:

Match: UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match between Manchester City FC and FC Basel 1893 (1-2), played on 7 March in England.

Charge against FC Basel 1893:

- Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) (c) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)

Decision:

The CEDB has decided to fine FC Basel 1893 €8,000.

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Match: UEFA Europa League round of 32 match between Atalanta BC and Borussia Dortmund (1-1), played on 22 February in Italy.

Charges against Atlanta BC:

- Racist behaviour (monkey chants) – Article 14 of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Setting off of fireworks – Art. 16 (2) (c) DR
- Throwing of objects – Art. 16 (2) (b) DR
- Stairways blocked – Article 38 of the UEFA Safety & Security Regulations

Decision:

The CEDB has decided:

- to fine Atalanta BC €34,000;
- to close the disciplinary proceedings opened for racist or discriminatory behavior.


Charges against Borussia Dortmund:

- Setting off of fireworks – Art. 16 (2) (c) DR
- Throwing of objects – Art. 16 (2) (b) DR

Decision:

The CEDB has decided to fine Borussia Dortmund €40,000.

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Match: UEFA Europa League round of 32 match between Crvena zvezda and PFC CSKA Moskva (0-0), played on 13 February in Serbia.

Charges against Crvena zvezda:

- Setting off of fireworks – Article 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Stairways blocked – Article 38 of the UEFA Safety & Security Regulations

Decision:

The CEDB has decided to fine FK Crvena zvezda €31,000.


Charges against PFC CSKA Moskva:

- Setting off of fireworks – Art 16 (2) DR
- Throwing of objects – Art 16 (2) DR

Decision:

The CEDB has decided to fine PFC CSKA Moskva €30,000.

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) has announced the following decisions:

Match: UEFA European Under-17 Championship Elite round match between Serbia and Ukraine, played on 24 March in Czech Republic.

Charges against Football Federation of Ukraine:

- Ineligible players - Art. 11 (2) (j) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations.

Decision:

The CEDB has decided:

- to declare the 2017/18 UEFA European Under-17 Championship Elite round match between Serbia and Ukraine, played on 24 March 2018, as forfeit. Football Federation of Ukraine is deemed to have lost the match 3-0;
- the Football Federation of Ukraine players Bodnia Roman and Yarosh Mykola still have to serve one UEFA competition match suspension for which they would be otherwise eligible;
- to fine Football Federation of Ukraine €2,000.

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) has announced the following decision:

Match: UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match between Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid CF (1-2), played on 6 March in France.

Charges against Paris Saint-Germain:

• Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
• Stairways blocked - Art. 33 of the UEFA Safety and Security Regulations
• Use of laser pointer - Art. 16 (2) DR
• Lack of body searching- Security/Stadium

Decision:

The CEDB has decided:

- to order the closure of the North Stand of the Paris Saint-Germain Stadium during the next UEFA competition match in which Paris Saint-Germain would play as the host club;
- to fine Paris Saint-Germain €43,000;
- to close the disciplinary proceedings opened for lack of body searching.

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The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) has announced the following decision:

Match: UEFA Europa League Round of 16 match between Athletic Club and Olympique de Marseille (1-2), played on 15 March in Spain.

Charges against Olympique de Marseille :

• Crowd disturbances - Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
• Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) DR
 
Decision:

The CEDB has decided:

- to ban Olympique de Marseille from selling tickets to its supporters for the next two UEFA competition matches which the club will play as the visiting team. The ban from selling tickets for the second UEFA competition match as the visiting team is suspended for a probationary period of two (2) years. This means that Olympique de Marseille will not be able to sell tickets to its supporters for the next UEFA Europa League quarter-final away match against RB Leipzig on 5 April 2018 in Germany. In addition, the home team must not make at least 5% of the total approved UEFA capacity of their stadium available exclusively to visiting supporters;
- to fine Olympique de Marseille €30,000.

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Match: UEFA Europa League Round of 32 match between Athletic Club and FC Spartak Moskva (1-2) played on 22 February in Spain.

With regard to the incidents relating to the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 match between Athletic Club and FC Spartak Moskva (1-2) played on 22 February 2018 in Bilbao, Spain, UEFA would like to inform that it received the official police reports from the Spanish authorities only today, on the morning of Thursday 22 March 2018.

These reports were requested in the context of the investigation launched by the UEFA Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector on three different occasions: for the first time on 27 February, for a second time on 5 March and for a third time on 15 March.

Due to the late submissions of the requested reports, the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body was unable to deal with the case at today’s meeting.

Therefore, the proceedings will be considered at the next meeting of the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body with the date of the hearing yet to be confirmed.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 match between FC Zenit and RB Leipzig (1-1), played on 15 March in Russia.

Charges against FC Zenit:

- Throwing of objects – Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Stairways blocked - Art. 38 of the UEFA Safety and Security Regulations
- Racist behaviour (racist chants) - Art. 14 DR

The cases will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 31 May.

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